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Welcome to Opelika ...
The location of Opelika has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Opelika: oh-peh-like-uh<2>
When the people of Opelika refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Opelikian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Opelika has a population of 30,240 people<4> (see below for details).
Opelika is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Opelika lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Opelika (for example, toward Hamilton (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The telephone area code for Opelika: (334)
The ZIP codes for Opelika: 36801-36804<6>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Opelika had a population of 26,477 people (which is 18.88% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Opelika the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Opelika represents 0.55% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 26,477 people, the population of Opelika increased 12.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,498 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Opelika had an population of 30,240 people. This is an increase of 14.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.69% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Opelika.
Communities near Opelika ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Opelika and not the distance as if you drove.<7>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Opelika.
Communities Also Named Opelika ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Opelika - it's located in Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Opelika.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Opelika:
Websites for Opelika ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Opelika ...
Looking for more information about Opelika? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Opelika, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Opelika.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Opelika: www.opelika.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019