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Opelika is a city in Lee County, in the Auburn-Opelika metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Indian village
The latitude of Opelika is 32.645N. The longitude is -85.378W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,608.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Opelika demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Auburn-Opelika area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36852 ZIP code.
5% of Opelika residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Opelika ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Opelika was $18,023, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Opelika residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Opelika, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $318. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Libraries in Opelika include Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Opelika include Opelika-Auburn News
TV stations in Opelika include WSWS.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Opelika political report.
The average commute time for Opelika workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Opelika between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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