Opelika City is home to nine schools that serve a total enrollment of 4,714 students. Of this total, 53.3 percent are white, 41.3 percent are African American, and 3.8 percent are Hispanic or Latino. The remaining 3.7 percent are two-racial, or "other." And 0.1 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native.
In the 1920s, the city was home to a large number of railroad workers and a number of saloons. After a devastating fire in 1868, the city slipped into an increasingly chaotic period. The municipal government had a difficult time addressing the problem and had to bring state militia to Opelika in an effort to restore order.
The city is located in north-central Lee County, Alabama. It borders Auburn to the west. It lies within the Piedmont Plateau and straddles the Tallapoosa and Chattahoochee rivers. It is home to a five-member city council.
There are a variety of attractions in Opelika, including world-class facilities and parks. There are also giant malls and quaint little shops, and a historic downtown. The city also offers a world-class trampoline park. It's home to some of the best restaurants in the area.
The population of the ZIP code 36801 is mostly white. A large percentage of residents are in their late 20s and early 40s. There are also several middle-aged adults and single-parent households. A number of vacancies are found, but overall, the percentage of vacancies is lower than the national average. The census also indicates the presence of a correctional facility and a nursing home.