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
 • MayorGary Fuller
 • Total53.5 sq mi (138.4 km2)
 • Land52.8 sq mi (136.7 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
807 ft (246 m)
 • Total23,498
 • Density439.2/sq mi (169.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-57048
GNIS feature ID0152814

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.