Statistic Opelika Alabama National
Population 30,589 4,903,185 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 500 97 91
Median age 40.7 38.6 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 0.9:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 54% 57% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 39% 40% 43%
Speak English 93% 95% 79%
Speak Spanish 4% 3% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Opelika is 416% higher than Alabama
  • The median age in Opelika is 5% higher than Alabama
  • In Opelika 53.31% of the population is White
  • In Opelika 41.25% of the population is Black
  • In Opelika 3.34% of the population is Asian

Compare Opelika, AL Demographics

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      Opelika population breakdown by race

      Race Opelika Alabama National
      White 53.31% 68.68% 73.35%
      Black 41.25% 26.48% 12.63%
      Asian 3.34% 1.25% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.05% 0.49% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.02% 0.04% 0.18%
      Mixed race 1.71% 1.76% 3.06%
      Other race 0.31% 1.28% 4.75%
      In Opelika, 4.8% 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 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).