Opelika, Alabama

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Opelika, Alabama
Location in Lee County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lee County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 85°23′22″W / 32.64722°N 85.38944°W / 32.64722; -85.38944
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyLee
Government
 • MayorGary Fuller
Area
 • Total53.5 sq mi (138.4 km2)
 • Land52.8 sq mi (136.7 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation
807 ft (246 m)
Population
(2000)
 • Total23,498
 • Density439.2/sq mi (169.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36801-36804
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-57048
GNIS feature ID0152814
Websitewww.opelika.org

Opelika is a city in and the county seat of Lee County in the east central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a principal city, along with Auburn, in the Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). According to 2005 Census estimates, the population of Opelika is 23,804.[1]

Notable people from Opelika[change | change source]

Robert L. Howard Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Alabama" (CSV). 2000 to 2005 population estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21 2006. Retrieved November 9, 2006. Check date values in: |date= (help)