Opelika is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 29,527 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Opelika is the 19th largest community in Alabama.
Opelika real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Opelika house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Opelika is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Opelika is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Opelika who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), sales jobs (12.74%), and teaching (8.20%).
Also of interest is that Opelika has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Opelika is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.16% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Opelika in 2010 was $24,118, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,472 for a family of four. However, Opelika contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Opelika is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Opelika home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Opelika residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Opelika include Irish, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Opelika is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.