Opelika, Alabama

Population In Opelika, Alabama

Population30589

In terms of political views, the Opelika population skews Republican. The top religion in Opelika is Protestant. The top age group is 45-64 per census data.

Household Types in Opelika, Alabama

  • Singles in Opelika 53.9%
  • Married Couples in Opelika 46.1%

Age Groups of People Living in Opelika, Alabama

  • 18 to 24 year olds 7.9%
  • 25 to 44 year olds 26.2%
  • 45 to 64 year olds 27.4%
  • 65+ year olds 16.4%

Race Diversity in Opelika, Alabama

The Race Diversity score in Opelika, Alabama is 23.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Latino/Hispanics 4.8%
  • Whites 53.3%
  • Black or African Americans 41.3%
  • American Indian & Alaska Natives 0.1%
  • Asians 3.3%
  • Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders 0.0%
  • Multi 1.7%
  • Other 0.3%

The Religion of people living in Opelika, Alabama

The primary religious affiliation in Opelika, Alabama is Protestant. The Religion Diversity score in Opelika, Alabama is 8.4Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant37.6%
Catholic2.0%
Orthodox0.0%
Other / Christian0.0%
Mormon0.6%
Jewish0.1%
Muslim0.2%
Buddhist0.0%
Hindu0.0%
Other / Non-Christian0.1%
No Religion59.4%

Industry and Occupation in Opelika, Alabama

The top industry present in Opelika, Alabama is Educational services, health care, and social assistance. 39.1 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 8.1% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Opelika, Alabama is 53.8.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0.4%
  • Construction 3.3%
  • Manufacturing 14.8%
  • Wholesale trade 1.0%
  • Retail trade 12.9%
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1.8%
  • Information 1.6%
  • Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 5.1%
  • Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 9.1%
  • Educational services, health care, and social assistance 32.5%
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services 11.8%
  • Other services, except public administration 2.5%
  • Public administration 3.3%

The Occupation Diversity score in Opelika, Alabama is 76.1.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Management, business, science, and arts occupations 39.1%
  • Service occupations 19.3%
  • Sales and office occupations 18.6%
  • Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 8.1%
  • Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 14.9%

Average Educational level of people living in Opelika,Alabama

60.9% of residents in Opelika, Alabama have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 44.6% of residents in Opelika, Alabama hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Opelika, Alabama is 79.1.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Less than high school graduate 11.6%
  • High school graduate (includes equivalency) 27.5%
  • Some college or associate's degree 29.2%
  • Bachelor's degree 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree 13.2%