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%

Key findings

  • 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
  • In Opelika 1.99% of the population is Asian

Compare Opelika, AL Demographics


      Opelika population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Opelika age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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