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Population (year 2000): 23,498. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,804 (+1.3% change)
Males: 10,973 (46.7%), Females: 12,525 (53.3%)

Lee County

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Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $33,397 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,100 (year 2000)

Opelika, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Opelika:

  • White Non-Hispanic (54.5%)
  • Black (42.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (13.5%), English (6.8%), Irish (5.3%), German (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Scottish (1.5%).Alabama

Elevation: 822 feet

Land area: 52.8 square miles

Opelika,

For population 25 years and over in Opelika

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opelika city

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.3% Foreign born

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Columbus, (32.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Montgomery, (64.2 miles pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (655.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL Auburn, (7.2 miles Waverly, AL (14.1 miles) , Loachapoka, AL (14.6 miles) , AL (17.0 miles Huguley, Fayette, AL (17.4 miles La AL (18.4 miles Valley, AL (19.8 miles Lanett, AL (20.0 miles Notasulga,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 166 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 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

Latitude: 32.65 N, Longitude: 85.39 W

Area code: 334

Opelika, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Manufacturing (19.8%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,341 (+27.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,005 (59.2%)

Crime in Opelika by Year

Type 2000 2003 2004
Murders 6 5 2
    per 100,000 25.5 21.3 8.5
Rapes 22 18 29
    per 100,000 93.6 76.6 123.4
Robberies 86 59 42
    per 100,000 366.0 251.1 178.7
Assaults 521 288 259
    per 100,000 2217.2 1225.6 1102.2
Burglaries 482 311 345
    per 100,000 2051.2 1323.5 1468.2
Thefts 1,616 1,153 1,315
    per 100,000 6877.2 4906.8 5596.2
Auto thefts 112 11 36
    per 100,000 476.6 46.8 153.2
1073.0 665.0 670.8

Average climate in Opelika, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Opelika,

Opelika-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/5/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 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 3 tornado 13.5 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.


Hospital/medical center in Opelika:
  • EAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER AND SNF (2000 PEPPERELL PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Opelika:
  • GEORGE H LANIER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; VALLEY, AL)
  • LAKEMARTIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; DADEVILLE, AL)
  • COLUMBUS DOCTORS HOSPITAL, INC (about 31 miles; COLUMBUS, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Opelika, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Opelika:
  • COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN (about 34 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; ID: CSG)
  • LAWSON AAF (FORT BENNING) (about 36 miles; FORT BENNING(COLUMBUS), GA; ID: LSF)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 72 miles; ANNISTON, AL; ID: ANB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Opelika:
  • AUBURN-OPELIKA ROBERT G. PITTS (about 5 miles; AUBURN, AL; ID: AUO)
  • LANNET MUNI (about 16 miles; LANETT, AL; ID: 7A3)
  • MOTON FIELD MUNI (about 24 miles; TUSKEGEE, AL; ID: 06A)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 13 $44,320 $40,910 5 $3,372
Fire - Other 1 $2,843 $34,116 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 27 $72,670 $32,297 23 $11,249
Sewerage 23 $57,163 $29,824 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 29 $65,751 $27,207 0 $0
Health 1 $2,059 $24,708 0 $0
Streets and Highways 63 $160,420 $30,556 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 3 $15,208 $60,832 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $13,625 $32,700 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 71 $242,630 $41,007 0 $0
Police - Other 26 $64,155 $29,610 5 $3,728
Financial Administration 12 $46,505 $46,505 1 $1,100
Local Libraries 6 $17,623 $35,246 5 $3,230
Electric Power 39 $127,458 $39,217 0 $0
Water Supply 36 $101,051 $33,683 1 $644
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $4,908 $58,896 0 $0
Firefighters 66 $209,978 $38,177 0 $0
Totals for Government 422 $1,248,367 $35,498 40 $23,323
College/University in Opelika:
  • MONTGOMERY AREA SKILL CENTER (Location: 36D SAMFORD AVE; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opelika:
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 8 miles; AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 19,703)
  • TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; TUSKEGEE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; FT enrollment: 3,886)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; WADLEY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • FAULKNER UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY (about 64 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 3,677)
Public high schools in Opelika:
  • OPELIKA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,230; Location: 1700 LAFAYETTE PKWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BEAUREGARD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 7343 AL HIGHWAY 51; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Opelika:
  • OPELIKA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,073; Location: 1206 DENSON DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BEAUREGARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 300 LEE ROAD 431; Grades: PK - 04)
  • SANFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 686; Location: 1500 LEE ROAD 11; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • NORTHSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 601 N 5TH ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • SOUTHVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 2712 MARVYN PKWY; Grades: KG - 02)
  • JETER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 315; Location: 700 JETER AVE; Grades: KG - 02)
  • MORRIS AVENUE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 8 MORRIS AVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • CARVER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 307 CARVER AVE; Grades: KG - 02)
  • WEST FOREST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 2801 WAVERLY PKWY; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • DIXIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 4914 US HIGHWAY 80 W; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Opelika:
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 1010 INDIA ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Opelika:
  • LEWIS COOPER JR. MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $411,806; Location: 200 SOUTH 6TH STREET; 50,995 books; 1,207 audio materials; 1,956 video materials; 105 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Fox Run Industrial Park (A).

Shopping Centers: Midway Plaza Shopping Center (1), Parkway Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Opelika include: Wesley Church (A), Union Grove Baptist Church (B), Trinity Methodist Church (C), Thompsons African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (D), Calvary Church (E), Central Baptist Church (F), Southside Church of Christ (G), Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Rosemere Cemetery (1), Ross Cemetery (2), Morris Chapel Cemetery (3), Scott Cemetery (4), Evergreen Cemetery (5), Liberty Cemetery (6), Union Grove Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Dukes Pond (A), Stansons Lake (B), Doctor Ranier Lake (C), Mezicks Pond (D), Sougahatchee Lake (E), Jackson Lake (F), Condy Lake (G), Lake Condy (H).

Parks in Opelika include: Moore Stadium (1), Geneva Street Historic District (2), Railroad Avenue Historic District (3).

Post office: (A).  


Opelika compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRCG (1420 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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)
  • 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.)
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.)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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