Opelika, AL Overview

The seat of Lee County government also serves as the area's leading center of culture, recreation, healthcare, and education.  Brimming over with historic charm, Opelika proudly proclaims itself as a city "Rich in Heritage with a Vision for the Future."  Enjoying the highest elevation between Atlanta and New Orleans, the city features quaint Railroad Avenue and a collection of exquisitely restored historic homes as reminders of a rich and colorful past.  For one week each December, the entire city is transformed into a Currier and Ives wonderland of holiday images, drawing thousands of visitors to twinkling lights, costumed characters, singers, actors, and musicians.  Historic treasures include the downtown district, charming homes, the newly restored Depot, and the historic Pepperell Mill Village.  The 1,200-seat performing arts center, one of the nation's top ten public golf courses, great parks and extensive supervised programs, and lakefront recreation only scratch the surface of reasons why residents of Opelika would not consider any other home.



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Population Growth (since 2000) 18%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 469.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.477
Households w/ Children 26%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 17%
5+ Years in Residency 29%
Median Year in Residency 2.81

Housing Inventory

Opelika, AL Housing Inventory 6,935 1,221 4,180 6,935 1,221

Market Overview

264 listings with an estimated median price of $252,245

Price Count
$0 - 100K 24
$100K - 200K 69
$200K - 300K 80
$300K - 400K 44
$400K - 500K 17
$500K - 600K 9
$600K - 700K 5
$700K - 800K 5
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 9
Property Type Count
Single Family 161
Commercial 25
Lots and Land 69
Mobile Home 4

(Data as of 1/21/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Opelika, AL Population Demographics

Total: 27,925


Median Age: 36.77

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

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Opelika, AL Temperature

Weather Risk

Opelika, AL Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Opelika, AL Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Opelika, AL Highest Education Level Attained 2,405 5,128 1,017 1,906 2,748 1,191 3,966 2,405 5,128 1,017 1,906

Employment and Finance


Opelika, AL Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $40,946)

Opelika, AL Income by dollar range 1,331 811 676 784 814 617 429 506 551 972 887 1,149 640 453 355 55 76 8

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Opelika, AL Crime

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