Opelika, Alabama

Population 27,203

Opelika is located in Lee County, AL. The population is 27,203, making Opelika the 3rd largest city in Lee County.

There are 13 public schools in Opelika with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Opelika is high , and there are 139 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Opelika is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Opelika property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Opelika include Auburn, Salem and Cusseta.

Opelika Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 14.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.4%

Crime Rate

48.21% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 289
  • Violent Crimes: 732
  • Robbery: 154
  • Burglary: 722
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

60.91% Higher than national avg.
  • 139 offenders in Opelika
  • 51.10 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

124 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 9
  • Superfunds: 9
  • Tanks & Spills: 106


Moderate 3.3%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 2.8%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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13 Public Schools view public schools

There are 13 K-12 public schools in Opelika, AL and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Opelika's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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Crime view details

139 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$200,000 compared to September 2018
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

135 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Opelika, AL issued 135 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Opelika, AL issued 133 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $542
  • 1 Bedroom: $612
  • 2 Bedrooms: $802
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,074
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,298

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Environmental Hazards

124 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (289/330)
    Opelika, AL has 87.58% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Opelika, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.01 Average
    Opelika, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 47.65°
  • February 50.32°
  • March 58.07°
  • April 65.85°
  • May 73.66°
  • June 81.11°
  • July 82.47°
  • August 82.28°
  • September 77.17°
  • October 65.72°
  • November 55.87°
  • December 50.05°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Opelika, AL

Opelika, AL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Opelika, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Opelika, AL has a low risk of hail storms.
Opelika, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Opelika, AL: $41,566


Unemployment in Opelika is 3.3%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 2.8% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 38.19%
White Collar - 61.81%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Mike Rogers
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