What is the current population of Opelika?

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 Geography [top]

What county is Opelika, Alabama in?

Opelika is located entirely in Lee County.

What is the size of Opelika, Alabama in square miles?

Opelika has an area of 59.6 square miles. Opelika is the 7th largest city, by area, in Alabama.

Opelika Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Opelika?

The current population of Opelika (31,538) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Opelika growing?

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.

What is the population density of Opelika, Alabama?

Opelika has a population density of 444.3 people per square mile.

Opelika Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Opelika, Alabama?

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.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.3% of the residents of Opelika are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Opelika, Alabama?

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.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama residents are below the poverty line?

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.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 64.7% of Opelika residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Opelika, Alabama residents?

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.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama residents speak a non-English language at home?

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.

Opelika Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Opelika, Alabama?

The unemployment rate in Opelika is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama residents work for the government?

In Opelika, 15.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Opelika, Alabama?

The median household income in Opelika is $48,459.

Opelika Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Opelika, Alabama?

In Opelika, 64.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Opelika, Alabama?

Renters occupy 35.1% of housing units in Opelika.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Opelika, 6.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Opelika, Alabama housing units were built after 2000?

In Opelika, 24.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Opelika, Alabama?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Opelika is $753.

What percentage of households in Opelika, Alabama have broadband internet?

In Opelika, 78.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Opelika Population By Year

Population Graph For Opelika
Year Population Rank in US
2021 31,538 1,257
2020 31,073 1,269
2019 30,908 1,244
2018 30,555 1,250
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
2000 24,690 1,294
1990 22,894 1,216

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
1247 West Bend, Wisconsin 31,727 11.8%
1248 Ithaca, New York 31,710 9.7%
1249 Zionsville, Indiana 31,702 201.0%
1250 Erie, Colorado 31,686 383.4%
1251 Laramie, Wyoming 31,659 15.9%
1252 Alamogordo, New Mexico 31,652 -9.9%
1253 Cornelius, North Carolina 31,650 123.3%
1254 Shawnee, Oklahoma 31,576 8.3%
1255 Mundelein, Illinois 31,560 1.4%
1256 LaGrange, Georgia 31,551 19.5%
1257 Opelika, Alabama 31,538 27.7%
1258 Nicholasville, Kentucky 31,490 51.0%
1259 Dania Beach, Florida 31,454 14.9%
1260 Pekin, Illinois 31,448 -7.2%
1261 Naugatuck, Connecticut 31,433 1.3%
1262 Holladay, Utah 31,390 19.3%
1263 Jackson, Michigan 31,347 -13.5%
1264 New Bern, North Carolina 31,346 34.7%
1265 Morrisville, North Carolina 31,278 461.7%
1266 Port Chester, New York 31,190 11.8%
1267 Newark, Delaware 31,155 6.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
674 Madison 58,357 95.8%
685 Decatur 57,804 6.8%
992 Florence 39,933 9.8%
1026 Vestavia Hills 38,801 25.5%
1036 Phenix City 38,428 35.2%
1039 Prattville 38,286 46.6%
1175 Gadsden 33,769 -13.1%
1178 Alabaster 33,676 39.7%
1257 Opelika 31,538 27.7%
1272 Northport 31,009 55.7%
1329 Enterprise 29,395 38.9%
1359 Daphne 28,777 71.4%
1441 Athens 27,027 41.1%
1477 Trussville 26,388 84.5%
1495 Homewood 26,054 3.9%
1520 Bessemer 25,615 -15.3%
1576 Pelham 24,688 68.6%
1669 Fairhope 23,147 81.7%
1704 Albertville 22,522 29.2%
1714 Oxford 22,312 17.1%
1725 Mountain Brook 22,158 6.5%
1730 Foley 22,063 152.8%
1761 Helena 21,560 99.0%
1793 Anniston 21,157 -12.7%
1941 Prichard 19,097 -33.1%
1994 Cullman 18,635 30.0%
2076 Selma 17,625 -13.6%
2077 Troy 17,609 25.4%
2099 Calera 17,414 389.2%
2123 Millbrook 17,217 52.6%
2189 Muscle Shoals 16,618 35.8%
2195 Hueytown 16,531 1.4%
2206 Gardendale 16,444 38.8%
2219 Saraland 16,319 32.7%
2229 Center Point 16,137 1.4%

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