|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Opelika is 31,538. Opelika, Alabama is the 1,257th largest city in the US.
Opelika is located entirely in Lee County.
The current population of Opelika (31,538) is it's peak population.
Opelika has grown 27.7% since the 2000. Opelika, Alabama is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 65% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Opelika has a population density of 444.3 people per square mile.
|1252||Alamogordo, New Mexico||31,652||-9.9%|
|1253||Cornelius, North Carolina||31,650||123.3%|
|1259||Dania Beach, Florida||31,454||14.9%|
The total voting age population of Opelika, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 22,878. The voting age population is 45.3% male and 54.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.3% of the residents of Opelika are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Opelika are 52.3% White, 42.0% Black, 3.2% Asian, 2.1% Two or more races, 0.2% Other, 0.1% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Opelika, 15.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.5%. On a per-household basis, 12.5% of families are below the poverty line in Opelika.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.7% of Opelika residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.3% of Opelika residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 29.7% have a bachelor's degree and 13.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Opelika residents aged 5 and older, 6.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Opelika is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Opelika, 15.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Opelika is $48,459.
In Opelika, 64.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 35.1% of housing units in Opelika.
Of all the housing units in Opelika, 6.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Opelika, 24.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Opelika is $753.
In Opelika, 78.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.