Latest Data (2017)
Population 30,240
Nationwide Rank 1257

Quick Facts

Opelika, Alabama is the 1,257th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Opelika, Alabama is a city.

Opelika, Alabama is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Opelika had its largest population ever.

Opelika, Alabama is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 69% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Opelika, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1247 Nicholasville, Kentucky 30,553 46.5%
1248 Morgantown, West Virginia 30,547 14.4%
1249 San Carlos, California 30,499 9.9%
1250 North Tonawanda, New York 30,475 -8.1%
1251 LaGrange, Georgia 30,472 15.4%
1252 Westfield, New Jersey 30,433 2.5%
1253 Atascadero, California 30,418 14.6%
1254 Santa Paula, California 30,313 5.3%
1255 North Royalton, Ohio 30,294 5.5%
1256 Texarkana, Arkansas 30,259 8.6%
1257 Opelika, Alabama 30,240 22.4%
1258 Cleburne, Texas 30,230 14.3%
1259 Walnut, California 30,199 0.4%
1260 Ballwin, Missouri 30,181 -3.5%
1261 Gloucester, Massachusetts 30,172 -0.6%
1262 Rahway, New Jersey 30,131 13.5%
1263 Parkersburg, West Virginia 30,096 -9.6%
1264 Madison Heights, Michigan 30,050 -3.2%
1265 Elizabethtown, Kentucky 30,023 32.7%
1266 Redmond, Oregon 30,011 94.2%
1267 Kent, Ohio 29,915 6.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
704 Decatur 54,405 0.5%
787 Madison 48,861 63.9%
961 Florence 39,852 9.6%
1062 Phenix City 36,219 27.4%
1084 Prattville 35,498 35.9%
1086 Gadsden 35,409 -8.9%
1120 Vestavia Hills 34,291 10.9%
1155 Alabaster 33,202 37.7%
1257 Opelika 30,240 22.4%
1337 Enterprise 28,247 33.4%
1429 Bessemer 26,386 -12.8%
1442 Daphne 25,960 54.6%
1463 Athens 25,616 33.8%
1471 Homewood 25,476 1.6%
1496 Northport 25,094 26.0%
1596 Pelham 23,493 60.5%
1690 Trussville 21,827 52.6%
1694 Anniston 21,770 -10.2%
1700 Prichard 21,732 -23.8%
1718 Albertville 21,392 22.7%
1727 Oxford 21,180 11.1%
1751 Fairhope 20,935 64.3%
1795 Mountain Brook 20,381 -1.9%
1894 Helena 19,072 76.0%
1899 Troy 19,037 35.6%
1955 Selma 18,370 -10.0%
1961 Foley 18,288 109.5%
2135 Center Point 16,313 2.5%
2232 Hueytown 15,460 -5.1%
2235 Talladega 15,426 -10.9%
2239 Cullman 15,385 7.3%
2247 Millbrook 15,318 35.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 30,240 1,257
2016 29,869 1,263
2015 29,527 1,269
2014 29,171 1,270
2013 28,635 1,283
2012 27,825 1,299
2011 27,322 1,319
2010 26,477 1,348
2009 27,454 1,277
2008 26,997 1,286
2007 26,025 1,329
2006 25,850 1,325
2005 25,605 1,320
2004 25,066 1,329
2003 25,053 1,317
2002 24,937 1,313
2001 24,748 1,308
2000 24,690 1,294
1990 22,894 1,216