Opelika, Alabama Population 2019

Opelika, Alabama's estimated population is 30,555 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Opelika, Alabama is the 17th largest city in Alabama based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 512.23 people/mi² (197.77 people/km²).

The overall median age is 37.7 years, 35.3 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Opelika, Alabama is $44,527, while the mean household income is $59,423.

Opelika Al Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Opelika Al was:

  • White: 51.17%
  • Black or African American: 43.23%
  • Asian: 2.36%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Other race: 1.22%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%

How Many People Live in Opelika, Alabama?

30,555
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201830,5553171.05%
201730,2384501.51%
201629,7883861.31%
201529,4023541.22%
201429,0484111.44%
201328,6375712.03%
201228,0666502.37%
201127,4169473.58%
201026,4692,9711.20%
200023,4981,3760.61%
199022,1222260.10%
198021,8962,8691.41%
197019,0273,3491.95%
196015,6783,3832.46%
195012,2953,8083.78%
19408,4872,3313.26%
19306,1561,1962.18%
19204,9602260.47%
19104,7344891.10%
19004,2455421.38%
18903,7034581.33%
18803,2450.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018163,9412,3001.40%
2017161,6412,3441.45%
2016159,2972,2881.44%
2015157,0092,4641.57%
2014154,5452,7141.76%
2013151,8313,2502.14%
2012148,5814,4513.00%
2011144,1303,3242.31%
2010140,8060.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White15,029
Black or African American12,697
Asian694
Two or More Races569
Some Other Race358
American Indian and Alaska Native13
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

Opelika Al Population Pyramid 2019

Opelika Al Median Age

37.7


Total

35.3


Male

39.3


Female

Opelika Al Adults

There are 22,699 adults, (4,354 of whom are seniors) in Opelika Al.

Opelika Al Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Opelika Al Sex Ratio

Female

15,717

53.51%

Male

13,655

46.49%

Opelika Al Households and Families

Opelika Al Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Opelika Al Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
All60%40%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female34.9%65.1%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9052.3960
Married5,0762.9478.7
Non Family4,2861.1752.2
Female2,2363.3734.9
Male3073.3240.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Opelika Al Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0024.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,6107.94%
High School Graduate5,69728.10%
Some College4,73223.34%
Associates Degree1,4847.32%
Bachelors Degree3,42316.88%
Graduate Degree2,32811.48%

Opelika Al Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,10410,4734,217
Black8,0396,2621,165
Asian457451227
Hispanic40823625
Other Race24614893
Multiple Races20718149
Native American1313
Islander12

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,672$37,188$27,394
Less Than High School$14,984$11,442$16,534
High School Grad$24,465$27,263$21,536
Some College$29,408$37,724$25,619
Bachelors Degree$41,738$50,658$33,620
Graduate Degree$53,141$60,744$50,901

$31,672

Average Earnings

$37,188

Average Male

$27,394

Average Female

Opelika Al Language

Opelika Al Language by Age

Opelika Al Language

94.07% of Opelika Al residents speak only English, while 5.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.22% of the population.

Opelika Al Poverty

Opelika Al Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,3603,49828.30%
White14,3121,75112.23%
Hispanic66729143.63%
Other3477521.61%
Multiple5217213.82%
Asian674416.08%
Islander1212100.00%

19.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.53%

Male Poverty Rate

20.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Opelika Al

The race most likely to be in poverty in Opelika Al is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Opelika Al is Asian, with 6.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.48%
High School21.16%
Some College13.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.91%
Male Unemployed34.52%
Female Employed11.53%
Male Employed6.77%

Opelika Al Income

Opelika Al Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,527$59,423
Families$55,840$73,647
Married Families$75,721-
Non Families$24,218$32,796

Opelika Al Marital Status

Opelika Al Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Opelika Al Married by Age and Sex

Opelika Al Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Opelika Al Marital Status by Race

Opelika Al Veterans

1,467

Number of Veterans

1,390

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam639
First Gulf War301
Second Gulf War205
Korea137
World War II23

Opelika Al Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9167.51%
Black4885.19%
2 or More5116.35%
Hispanic122.60%
Hawaiian12100.00%

Opelika Al Veterans by Education

10.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Opelika Al Employment Status

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Opelika Al Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.12%

Born in Alabama

95.35%

Native Born

4.65%

Foreign Born

3.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.35% of Opelika Al residents were born in the United States, with 70.12% having been born in Alabama. 3.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.