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Opelika, Alabama

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Located in: Lee County (see below)

Pronunciation: oh-peh-like-uh   <1>

Time Zone: Opelika lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<2>

Telephone Area Code: (334)

ZIP Codes: 36801-36804<3>

Elevation: 750 feet [228.6 m] above sea level<4>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Opelika)

Population

2015:<5>     29,527   (11.52% increase since 2010)  
2010:     26,477   (12.68% increase since 2000)
2000:     23,498

Total Area:<6>   60.5 sq. miles [156.7 km²]   - of which 1.52% is water (0.92 sq. miles [2.4 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   11,751

Websites for Opelika

Official Website:   www.opelika.org/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.opelika.com/
Junior League:   www.leecountyjuniorleague.com/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<8>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Opelika. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6600, Longitude: -85.3803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Opelika have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   32° 39' 35"
Lon:   -85° 22' 49"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<9>   Opelika West

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Opelika

GNIS ID:   2404435
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 57048

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Opelika)


About Lee County

The city of Opelika is the County Seat for Lee County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Lee)

Population

2015:     156,993   (11.94% increase since 2010)  
2010:     140,247   (21.86% increase since 2000)
2000:     115,092

Total Area:   615 sq. miles [1,595 km²]   - of which 1.35% is water (8.31 sq. miles [21.5 km²])

Housing Units:   62,391

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lee

GNIS ID:   161566
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 081

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Opelika)


About Alabama

From the US Census

Population

2015:     4,846,411   (1.39% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

Official Website:   www.alabama.gov/
Tourism:   www.tourism.alabama.gov/
Parks:   www.alapark.com/
Fishing:   www.outdooralabama.com/fishing-alabama/
Hunting:   www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Opelika)

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The official website for Opelika: www.opelika.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>While Opelika is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Opelika). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Opelika or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Opelika includes: 36801, 36802, 36803 & 36804.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Opelika - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2015.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Opelika. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<8>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Opelika, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<9>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Opelika.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Opelika.



 
 
 

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