Opelika demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4879791
Median age36.338.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%40%43%
Speak English94%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%
Opelika, AL has a population of 29,030 and is the 1,476th largest city in the United States. The population density is 487 per sq mi which is 402% higher than the Alabama average and 437% higher than the national average. The median age in Opelika is 36 which is approximately 6% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Opelika, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 70% of Opelika residents were born in Alabama, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Opelika is 402% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Opelika is 6% lower than Alabama.
  • In Opelika 52.08% of the population is White.
  • In Opelika 41.36% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Opelika 1.99% of the population is Asian.

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Opelika population breakdown by race

Black or African American41.36%26.48%12.63%
American Indian0.04%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.06%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.87%1.76%3.06%
Other race2.61%1.28%4.75%
In Opelika, 3.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Opelika, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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