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Opal is a town in Lincoln County.
One tradition says the community was named for the hue of rock in the surrounding mountains; another says it stems from a local sheepherder who called his dog "O Pal"
The latitude of Opal is 41.769N. The longitude is -110.325W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,670 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 101.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Opal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83124 ZIP code.
16% of Opal residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Opal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Opal was $14,355, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Opal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Opal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Opal political report.
The average commute time for Opal workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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