Opelika, Alabama Population 2022

31,899
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Opelika is a city located in Lee County Alabama. Opelika has a 2020 population of 31,899. It is also the county seat of Lee County. Opelika is currently growing at a rate of 1.44% annually and its population has increased by 2.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,995 in 2010.

The average household income in Opelika is $63,473 with a poverty rate of 15.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $754 per month, and the median house value is $153,400. The median age in Opelika is 37.7 years, 35.4 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Opelika Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Opelikawas:

  • White: 53.31%
  • Black or African American: 41.25%
  • Asian: 3.34%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Other race: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Opelika, Alabama is 31,899 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,995.

Opelika, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010140,7940.00%
2011144,1303,3362.31%
2012148,5674,4372.99%
2013151,8093,2422.14%
2014154,5112,7021.75%
2015156,9542,4431.56%
2016159,1682,2141.39%
2017161,4402,2721.41%
2018163,6562,2161.35%
2019164,5428860.54%
2020165,4288860.54%
2021166,3148860.53%

Opelika Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,30853.31%
Black or African American12,61941.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.05%
Asian1,0213.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.02%
Some Other Race940.31%
Two or More Races5241.71%
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Opelika Population by Race

Opelika Population Pyramid 2022

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Opelika Median Age

40.7


Total

39


Male

41.9


Female

Opelika Adults

There are 23,825 adults, (5,031 of whom are seniors) in Opelika.

Opelika Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Opelika Sex Ratio

Female

15,951

52.15%

Male

14,638

47.85%

Opelika Population by Age

Opelika Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Opelika Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male91.2%8.8%
Married85.6%14.4%
All67.9%32.1%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female43.7%56.3%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Opelika Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2402.4567.9
Married5,2263.1585.6
Male2283.4991.2
Female2,0853.4943.7
Non Family4,7011.1757.9

3.2

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Opelika Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0594.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,4216.63%
High School Graduate5,89527.52%
Some College4,22919.75%
Associates Degree2,0199.43%
Bachelors Degree3,97518.56%
Graduate Degree2,81913.16%
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Opelika Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Opelika Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race151111
White11,36110,7954,859
Asian806716313
Native American16166
2+ Races34017790
Black8,5667,0351,495
Hispanic47132931
Islander7

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 other race people with a rate of 73.33%.

Opelika Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,480$43,405$28,853
Less Than 9th Grade$21,061$28,417$18,652
High School Graduate$27,470$31,076$21,841
Some College$29,908$48,442$25,956
Bachelors Degree$46,833$53,233$38,399
Graduate Degree$59,574$71,198$53,883

$34,480

Average Earnings

$43,405

Average Male

$28,853

Average Female

Opelika Earnings by Educational Attainment

Opelika Language by Age

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Opelika Language

93.13% of Opelika residents speak only English, while 6.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.66% of the population.

Opelika Language

Opelika Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1616100.00%
Islander77100.00%
Hispanic1,46737725.70%
Black12,4093,16025.47%
Multiple522448.43%
White15,0901,2598.34%
Asian1,002383.79%
OtherNaN%

15.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.21%

Male Poverty Rate

17.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Opelika

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Opelika is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.93%.

Opelika Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.91%
High School15.80%
Some College13.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%

Opelika Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.64%
Male Unemployed38.73%
Female Employed9.21%
Female Unemployed44.14%

Opelika Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Opelika Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,488$64,404
Families$69,173$79,845
Married Families$81,616-
Non Families$27,410$38,475
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Income by Household Type

Opelika Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Opelika Married by Age and Sex

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Opelika Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Opelika Marital Status by Race

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Opelika Marital Status

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1,740

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War310
First Gulf War311
Vietnam522
Korea196
World War II5

Opelika Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34131
35 to 54375
55 to 64350
65 to 74497
75+387

Opelika Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0508.16%
Black5275.45%
Native American637.50%
Asian526.08%
Islander7100.00%
2+ Races9828.82%
Hispanic527.61%

Opelika Veterans by Race

Opelika Veterans by Education

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4.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Opelika Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Opelika Employment by Age

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Opelika Employment by Race

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Opelika Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.78%

Born in Opelika

96.59%

Native Born

3.41%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

1.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.59% of Opelika residents were born in the United States, with 67.78% having been born in Alabama. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Opelika Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18803,2450.00%
18903,7034581.33%
19004,2455421.38%
19104,7344891.10%
19204,9602260.47%
19306,1561,1962.18%
19408,4872,3313.26%
195012,2953,8083.78%
196015,6783,3832.46%
197019,0273,3491.95%
198021,8962,8691.41%
199022,1222260.10%
200023,4981,3760.61%
201026,4772,9791.20%
201126,9294521.71%
201227,3814521.68%
201327,8334521.65%
201428,2854521.62%
201528,7374521.60%
201629,1894521.57%
201729,6414521.55%
201830,0934521.52%
201930,5454521.50%
202030,9954501.47%
202131,4474521.46%
202231,8994521.44%

Opelika Population by Year