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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.


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Median household income
Local
$33,397
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Opelika demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Opelikan
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 370. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 15.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1979 movie, "Norma Rae"
Well-known residents have included:
· James S. Voss, astronaut
Historic sites and museums: Mann Museum, Dr. A.D. McLain Medical Museum, Museum of East Alabama
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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 36801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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22% of Opelika residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Opelika, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $318.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.


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Libraries in Opelika include Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Opelika include Opelika-Auburn News

TV stations in Opelika include WSWS.

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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Opelika political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Opelika include Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Opelika, Guesthouse Inn Opelika, Holiday Inn, Knights Inn, Ramada Limited, Red Carpet Inn Opelika, Travelodge.

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