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Population in 2012: 27,825 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.4%
 

Males: 13,238  (47.6%)
Females: 14,587  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,905 (it was $33,397 in 2000)
Opelika:

$41,905
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,266

Opelika city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $140,516 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Opelika:

$140,516
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $154,704; Detached houses: $177,320; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,344; In 2-unit structures: $114,738; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $476,230; Mobile homes: $66,337

Median gross rent in 2012: $656.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 36801, 36804, 36852.

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  • White alone - 12,783 (47.8%)
  • Black alone - 11,101 (41.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,944 (7.3%)
  • Two or more races - 490 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 385 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Opelika: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (9.3%), United States (7.4%), Irish (7.2%), German (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/09/1854

Elevation: 822 feet

Land area: 52.8 square miles.

Population density: 527 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Opelika:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opelika city:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1,765 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.6%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Opelika, Alabama as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Opelika to the number of sex offenders is 435 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $747 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $613 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (28.4 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (55.5 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (623.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Auburn, AL (2.5 miles ), Beauregard-Marvyn, AL (3.0 miles) , Loachapoka-Roxana, AL (3.3 miles) , Cusseta, AL (3.3 miles) , Beulah, AL (3.3 miles) , Waverly, AL (3.5 miles) , Loachapoka, AL (3.5 miles) , Langdale, AL (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 91 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1998: 87 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1999: 76 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2001: 80 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2002: 91 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2004: 148 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2005: 162 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2006: 263 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2007: 398 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2008: 200 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2009: 119 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2010: 174 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2011: 91 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2012: 156 buildings, average cost: $213,300

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Latitude: 32.65 N, Longitude: 85.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,138 (+23.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,091 (49.8%)

Area code: 334

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Crime rates in Opelika by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 62525513225
per 100,000 23.78.421.18.421.220.33.811.16.97.518.4
Rapes 2229182917362822171711
per 100,000 86.8122.376.0122.072.0146.3107.681.259.063.940.4
Robberies 86705942416210083314143
per 100,000 339.4295.3249.3176.8173.5252.0384.4306.4107.6154.1158.1
Assaults 521256288259209205197N/A10655148
per 100,000 2055.91079.91216.71090.0884.6833.3757.3N/A367.9206.7544.1
Burglaries 482422311345319284456389430406428
per 100,000 1902.01780.11313.81451.91350.21154.51752.81436.11492.31526.11573.5
Thefts 1,6161,2761,1531,3151,3471,2241,0981,2131,0441,5971,204
per 100,000 6376.85382.64870.95534.05701.34975.64220.64478.23623.16002.94426.3
Auto thefts 11281136614328N/A183349
per 100,000 442.033.746.5151.5258.2174.8107.6N/A62.5124.0180.1
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.5) 1056.4764.1713.8722.7674.1695.9662.6N/A422.5512.1528.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Opelika detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 104 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Alabama average:

2.28

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Opelika, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +511 (+2.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Opelika-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/5/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Opelika city center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1953, a category F3 tornado 11.6 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 495 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Opelika-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/9/2004 at 08:56:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Opelika center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Opelika topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert L. Howard - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Monzavous Edwards - Sprinter, William Louis Dickinson - Alabama Republican politician, C. C. Torbert, Jr. - Politician, Jimmy Stewart (baseball) - Baseball player, Joe Beckwith - Baseball player, LeMarcus Rowell - Player of and football, Mike Kolen - Football player, Roy Lee Jackson - Baseball player, T. J. Jackson (defensive tackle) - Player of football.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Opelika: Robert L. Howard.


Hospitals/medical centers in Opelika:

  • FMC OPELIKA (Dialysis Facility, 2609 VILLAGE PROFESSIONAL DR)
  • OPELIKA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2340 PEPPERELL PKWY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF OPELIKA (Home Health Center, 3320 SKYWAY DRIVE, SUITE 804)
  • SOUTHERN HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 2214 B GATEWAY DRIVE)
  • EAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER AND SNF (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2000 PEPPERELL PARKWAY)
  • SOUTHERNCARE OPELIKA (Hospital, 2360 PEPPERELL PARKWAY)
  • ARBOR SPRINGS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, LTD (Nursing Home, 1910 PEPPERELL PKWY)
  • EAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER SKILLED NURSING FACILI (Nursing Home, 2000 PEPPERELL PARKWAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Opelika, AL

Airports and heliports located in Opelika:


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Local government website: www.opelika.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opelika:

  • Auburn University Main Campus (about 7 miles; Auburn University, AL; Full-time enrollment: 20,996)
  • Tuskegee University (about 24 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Columbus State University (about 29 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 5,341)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 35 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 3,299)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 50 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • Faulkner University (about 52 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Alabama State University (about 57 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,561)

Public high schools in Opelika:

Private high school in Opelika:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 1010 INDIA RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Opelika:

See full list of schools located in Opelika, map of school districts: OPELIKA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Opelika:

  • OPELIKA - LEWIS COOPER JR. MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $605,515; Location: 200 SOUTH 6TH STREET; 62,340 books; 3,030 audio materials; 3,130 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Trinity Christian School is K-12th and has some 236 students. added by Brenda
  • The television station owned by Pappas Telecasting formerly known as WSWS has changed its call letters with the FCC to WLGA. added by Jason, WLGA

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Notable locations in Opelika: Fox Run Industrial Park (A), Opelika Fire and Rescue Station 2 (B), Opelika Fire and Rescue Station 1 (C), Opelika Fire and Rescue Station 3 (D), Opelika Fire and Rescue Station 4 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Parkway Shopping Center (1), Midway Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Opelika include: Liberty Baptist Church (A), Trinity Methodist Church (B), Southside Church of Christ (C), Second Avenue Baptist Church (D), Saint Paul Methodist Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Saint James Baptist Church (G), Morris Chapel United Methodist Church (H), Hardaway Street Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Scott Cemetery (1), Morris Chapel Cemetery (2), Union Grove Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4), Rosemere Cemetery (5), Ross Cemetery (6), Liberty Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dukes Pond (A), Orr Estates Pond (B), Orr Estates Lake (C), Mezicks Pond (D), Jackson Lake (E), Hamilton Lake (F), Condy Lake (G), Stansons Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Opelika include: Geneva Street Historic District (1), Railroad Avenue Historic District (2), Moore Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mann Museum and Outdoors (3161 Lee Road 54) (1), Museum of East Alabama (121 South 9th Street) (2), Zangela Dezstiny (Recreational Trips & Guides; 181 Lee Road 11) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Red Carpet Inn (1107 Columbus Parkway) (1), Golden Cherry Motel (1010 2nd Avenue) (2), Doctor A J'S Bar & Grill (1102 Columbus Parkway) (3), Motel 6 (1015 Columbus Parkway) (4), Comfort Inn Opelika (811 Fox Run Parkway) (5), Guest House International Hotel Inn & Suites (1600 Columbus Parkway) (6), Econo Lodge Opelika (1705 Columbus Parkway) (7), Ramada Inn Opelika (205 21st Street) (8), Lodge and Conference Center at Grand National (3700 Sunbelt Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Lee County - Juvenile Probation- Court Referral Office- Davis T K Justice Ce (2311 Gateway Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Opelika and their reported violations in the past:

OPELIKA WATER WORKS BOARD (Address: 502 GENEVA STREET , Population served: 30000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Opelika that have no violations reported:

  • BEAUREGARD WATER AUTHORITY (Address: P O BOX 271, Population served: 8694, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.8%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.1% for Black residents, 48.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.5% for American Indian residents, 74.9% for other race residents, 57.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.3%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Opelika, AL

People in group quarters in Opelika in 2010:

  • 331 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Opelika in 2000:

  • 232 people in nursing homes
  • 218 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in other group homes

Opelika compared to Alabama state average:

Opelika, Alabama environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Opelika (2011 data):

  • AuburnBank: Tigertown Kroger Branch - Opelika Br, Opelika Wal-Mart Branch, Opelika Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $776.8 mil, Deposits: $620.9 mil, headquarters in Auburn, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: The Farmers National Bank Of Opelika at 605 Second Avenue, branch established on 1909/01/01; Tiger Town Office at 2426 Enterprise Drive, branch established on 1974/10/30. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Opelika Branch at 414 South Seventh Street, branch established on 1886/01/16; Pepperell Corners Branch at 2420 Pepperell Parkway, branch established on 1993/08/23. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Southern States Bank: Opelika Branch at 2601 Frederick Road, branch established on 2009/02/09. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $212.7 mil, Deposits: $175.6 mil, headquarters in Anniston, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Southern States Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Opelika Branch at 603 South Sixth Street, branch established on 1987/02/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • CharterBank: Downtown Branch at 701 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1994/08/02. Info updated 2011/09/12: Bank assets: $1,115.4 mil, Deposits: $869.2 mil, headquarters in West Point, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices
  • Synovus Bank: Opelika Branch at 1805 Gateway Drive, branch established on 2005/09/30. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • National Bank of Commerce: Opelika Branch at 3320 Skyway Drive, branch established on 2010/11/22. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $426.0 mil, Deposits: $325.7 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Charles Investment Group, Llc
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Opelika Main Branch at 600 Second Avenue, branch established on 1987/05/23. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Opelika, Alabama:

  • Golden Cherry Motel, 1010 2ND Ave, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 745-7623
  • Quality Inn, 1102 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 745-6331, Fax: (334) 749-3933
  • Knights Inn, 1105 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 749-8377
  • Motel 6, 1015 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 745-0988, Fax: (334) 745-2589
  • Heritage House, 714 2ND Ave, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 705-0485
  • Comfort Inn, 811 Fox Run Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 741-9977, Fax: (334) 741-9901
  • Ramada Limited, 205 N 21st St, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 745-6293, Fax: (334) 745-7695
  • Travelodge, 1002 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801 , Phone: (334) 749-1461, Fax: (334) 749-1468
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Opelika, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Opelika travel time to work - commute


Opelika mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Opelika city (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.59%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents56.4%21.4%5.3%3.6%3.1%
Congregations33.0%22.7%2.1%8.2%8.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.4%1.2%4.0%
Congregations2.1%2.1%2.1%1.0%18.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Here:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Lee County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
This county:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 92
Lee County:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

9.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.2%
Alabama:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$48,739$53,1702$1,528
Other Government Administration 12$53,701$53,7015$3,372
Judicial and Legal 4$13,809$41,4270$0
Police Protection - Officers 75$278,081$44,4930$0
Police - Other 19$51,383$32,4523$863
Firefighters 67$219,664$39,3430$0
Fire - Other 1$3,487$41,8440$0
Correction 6$17,789$35,5780$0
Streets and Highways 13$43,510$40,1630$0
Health 1$2,489$29,8680$0
Solid Waste Management 26$64,341$29,6960$0
Sewerage 5$14,825$35,5800$0
Parks and Recreation 17$56,010$39,53623$14,145
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,967$47,6040$0
Water Supply 37$113,543$36,8251$1,745
Electric Power 35$138,074$47,3400$0
Local Libraries 5$17,803$42,7275$3,640
Other and Unallocable 3$17,099$68,3960$0
Totals for Government 338$1,158,314$41,12439$25,293

Opelika government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,056,000 ($217.65)
    Electric Utilities: $2,193,000 ($78.81)
    Sewerage: $1,890,000 ($67.92)
    Water Utilities: $764,000 ($27.46)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,085,000 ($649.96)
    General - Other: $7,333,000 ($263.54)
    Police Protection: $6,143,000 ($220.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,736,000 ($134.27)
    Water Utilities: $3,042,000 ($109.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,199,000 ($79.03)
    Regular Highways: $1,709,000 ($61.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000 ($57.32)
    Central Staff Services: $1,360,000 ($48.88)
    Financial Administration: $1,327,000 ($47.69)
    Sewerage: $1,298,000 ($46.65)
    Libraries: $467,000 ($16.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $291,000 ($10.46)
    Health - Other: $263,000 ($9.45)
    General Public Buildings: $261,000 ($9.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $252,000 ($9.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000 ($5.07)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($0.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,970,000 ($106.74)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,867,000 ($138.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $201,000 ($7.22)
    Central Staff Services: $200,000 ($7.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000 ($4.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000 ($3.99)
    Financial Administration: $100,000 ($3.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($2.30)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($1.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,473,000 ($699.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,411,000 ($50.71)

Opelika government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,659,000 ($95.56)
    All Other: $2,390,000 ($85.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,672,000 ($60.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000 ($7.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $324,000 ($11.64)
    All Other: $67,000 ($2.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $863,000 ($31.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $960,000 ($34.50)
    General Revenue, NEC: $666,000 ($23.94)
    Sale of Property: $353,000 ($12.69)
    Rents: $72,000 ($2.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,911,000 ($787.46)
    Water Utilities: $5,710,000 ($205.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,074,000 ($38.60)
    General Local Government Support: $563,000 ($20.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,606,000 ($488.98)
    Individual Income: $7,167,000 ($257.57)
    Property: $5,982,000 ($214.99)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,389,000 ($85.86)
    Other License: $775,000 ($27.85)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $669,000 ($24.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $320,000 ($11.50)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $113,000 ($4.06)
    Public Utility License: $66,000 ($2.37)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $14,000 ($0.50)

Opelika government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,377,000 ($3391.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,448,000 ($3250.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,602,000 ($309.15)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,491,000 ($305.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,606,000 ($165.53)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $676,000 ($24.29)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $111,000 ($3.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,060,000 ($38.10)
    Beginning: $695,000 ($24.98)

Opelika government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,792,000 ($855.06)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,117,000 ($2879.32)

10.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.61%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.45% of residents moved from foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.45%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Russell County, AL  1.17% ($32,432 average AGI)
from Muscogee County, GA  1.09% ($37,986)
from Chambers County, AL  0.69% ($27,056)


9.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.31%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($394 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Russell County, AL  0.99% ($30,523 average AGI)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.71% ($30,348)
to Chambers County, AL  0.54% ($32,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Opelika:

  • WTLM (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WANI (1400 AM; 1 kW; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: AUBURN NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZMG (910 AM; 1 kW; PEPPERELL, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAUD (1230 AM; 1 kW; AUBURN, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRCG (1420 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMLF (1270 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Opelika:

  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WEGL (91.1 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES AUBURN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRLD-FM (95.3 FM; VALLEY, AL; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WYFK (89.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBFA (101.3 FM; SMITHS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCJM-FM (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTGZ (95.9 FM; TUSKEGEE, AL; Owner: NEW WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSY (100.1 FM; PHENIX CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Opelika:

  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • W18CD (Channel 18; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W06BH (Channel 6; PHENIX CITY, ETC., AL; Owner: GREENE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Opelika fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 62
Total length: 289 meters (948ft)
Total costs: $128,941,000
Total average daily traffic: 639,845
Total average daily truck traffic: 79,729

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 18
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 10
  • 1990-1999: 10
  • 2000-2009: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Opelika, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Opelika)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 209 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Opelika, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Opelika)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Opelika)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED94$143,10793$144,108298$150,26227$57,3051$624,00061$100,96315$53,709
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$108,2174$194,48020$207,5004$130,5400$01$143,1702$57,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$146,01514$119,274124$163,26713$33,2710$07$54,71310$32,557
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$148,2967$164,67791$149,6447$112,0290$03$100,2573$76,393
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$181,7603$100,61324$164,9620$00$02$81,1952$30,935

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0411.00 , 0412.00, 0413.00, 0414.00, 0416.00, 0417.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$184,75115$174,5491$207,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$349,0804$161,2350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$210,5900$01$161,030

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0411.00 , 0412.00, 0413.00, 0414.00, 0416.00, 0417.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 17
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Opelika


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Opelika, AL

Most common first names in Opelika, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary31377.2 years
James27969.5 years
John24871.1 years
William20673.1 years
Willie20371.4 years
Annie14976.3 years
Robert14869.8 years
George9174.2 years
Thomas8070.9 years
Charles7567.3 years
Most common last names in Opelika, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13973.8 years
Jones11974.5 years
Williams11271.0 years
Johnson10973.7 years
Thomas9073.4 years
Baker8071.1 years
Harris7175.3 years
Jackson6673.8 years
Brown6574.2 years
Davis6475.0 years
Businesses in Opelika, AL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Microtel1
Best Western1Motel 61
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance1
Burger King2Nike7
CVS1Office Depot1
Chick-Fil-A1Old Navy1
Church's Chicken1Olive Garden1
Comfort Inn1Outback1
Cracker Barrel1Outback Steakhouse1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks3
FedEx4Studio 61
GNC1Subway2
GameStop2Super 82
H&R Block1T-Mobile3
Hardee's2T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
KFC1U-Haul3
Kincaid1UPS7
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Waffle House2
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Opelika, AL


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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Curtis J. Hansen (8)
  • W. Alfred Dozier, Jr. (8)
  • Kevin J. Barefield (3)
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  • Randall Lecroy (3)
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Total of 54 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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