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Opelika, Alabama's Demographic, Population and Census Data

Opelika is a city located in Lee County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 23,498. The city is the county seat of Lee County.


As of the census of 2000, there are 23,498 people, 9,200 households, and 6,357 families residing in the city. The population density is 171.9/km sq. (445.3/mi sq.). There are 10,281 housing units at an average density of 75.2/km sq. (194.8/mi sq.). The racial makeup of the city is 55.03% White, 42.89% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,200 households out of which 34.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% are married couples living together, 20.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% are non-families. 26.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,397, and the median income for a family is $43,200. Males have a median income of $31,237 versus $21,819 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,023. 17.8% of the population and 14.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.2% are under the age of 18 and 14.9% are 65 or older.

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