Opelika employment information

IndexOpelikaAlabamaNational
Income per capita$25,012$23,936$28,555
Median household income$39,506$43,511$53,482
Median income owner occupied$56,815$54,337$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,933$25,060$33,219
Median earnings male$29,861$33,320$36,116
Median earnings female$21,898$22,089$25,692
Unemployment rate4.1%6.0%5.8%
Poverty level24.2%18.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Opelika is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Opelika is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Opelika is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Opelika is 55% higher than the national average.

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Opelika median earnings by income bracket

Opelika employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.0%1.0%
Manufacturing sector19.8%1.8%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services16.3%14.4%
Public administration5.0%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%0.5%
Education, health & social services20.1%41.9%
Other25.2%25.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Waverly, AL260$53,7501%
Loachapoka, AL170$39,37526%
Auburn, AL56,986$37,40630%
Valley, AL9,456$36,90131%
Huguley, AL2,449$35,62533%
Opelika, AL27,956$39,50626%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Dodge City, KS27,950$49,0838%
Rahway, NJ27,994$59,07610%
Middletown, NY27,904$50,5845%
DeLand, FL27,872$37,41730%
Allen Park, MI27,869$60,65513%
Opelika, AL27,956$39,50626%
Source: The Opelika, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.