Income/capita 18%
Household income 25%
Unemployment 22%
Income per capita$24,394$24,736$29,829
Median household income$41,566$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,059$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,802$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$30,788$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$23,903$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level21.7%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Opelika is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Opelika is 25% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Opelika is 22% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Opelika is 43% higher than the national average

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      Opelika employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.2%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector21.5%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services16.5%13.3%
      Public administration4.5%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%1.8%
      Education, health & social services20.4%39.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Waverly, AL226$56,2502%
      Huguley, AL2,257$39,91628%
      Valley, AL9,439$39,38729%
      Auburn, AL60,318$38,91230%
      Loachapoka, AL234$37,50032%
      Opelika, AL29,030$41,56625%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Norwood, MA29,018$83,88352%
      Suisun City, CA29,045$71,56329%
      East Haven, CT29,015$63,13714%
      Sanford, NC29,048$42,07024%
      West Falls Church, VA29,059$97,52776%
      Opelika, AL29,030$41,56625%
      Source: The Opelika, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).