Opelika, Alabama

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Opelika, Alabama
Location in Lee County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 85°23′22″W / 32.64722°N 85.38944°W / 32.64722; -85.38944Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 85°23′22″W / 32.64722°N 85.38944°W / 32.64722; -85.38944
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lee
 • Mayor Gary Fuller
 • Total 53.5 sq mi (138.4 km2)
 • Land 52.8 sq mi (136.7 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 23,498
 • Density 439.2/sq mi (169.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 36801-36804
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-57048
GNIS feature ID 0152814
Website www.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. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-01.csv. Retrieved November 9, 2006.