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Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area


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2022 population: 180,773   ( 40,526 from 2010)
Land area: 607.5 square miles
Population density: 297.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:121,229 67.06% 23.8%
Black:41,07822.72% 29.7%
Indian:4560.25% 14.9%
Asian:7,6694.24% 108.3%
2+ races:3,0241.67% 62.6%
Hispanic:7,3174.05% 60.1%
Total non-White:59,54432.94% 40.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,196 12.0
Deaths:3,0918.9
Net Migration: 4,68113.4
Net Immigration: 6832.0
Change in White population:23,329 16.6
Change in Non-White pop.:17,197 12.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
140,247
97,90069.81%
31,67422.58%
3970.28%
3,6812.62%
1,8601.33%
4,5713.26%
42,34730.19%

2000
115,092
84,29873.24%
25,95422.55%
2510.22%
1,8831.64%
9620.84%
1,6451.43%
30,79426.76%

1990
87,146
64,54774.07%
20,38923.40%
1170.13%
1,4711.69%
n/a
6220.71%
22,59925.93%

1980
76,283
56,68174.30%
18,52924.29%
1120.15%
3970.52%
n/a
4990.65%
19,60225.70%

1970
61,268
43,96471.76%
16,98427.72%
110.02%
920.15%
n/a
1740.28%
17,304 28.24%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
13,824 12.0
7,4556.5
13,14311.4
1,9451.7
13,602 11.8
11,553 10.0
1990's
NumberRate
13,606 15.6
6,5957.6
8,4919.7
7260.8
19,751 22.7
8,195 9.4
1980's
NumberRate
11,336 14.9
5,249 6.9
4,917 6.4
n/a
7,866 10.3
2,997 3.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
7,948 13.0
n/a
12,717 20.8
2,298 3.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
33.0
36,525 20.2%
144,248 79.8%
22,160 12.3%
65,166
2.57
40,425 62.0%
30,855 76.3%
3,879 9.6%
24,741 38.0%

2010
NumberPercent
29.5
31,591 22.5%
108,656 77.5%
12,716 9.1%
55,682
2.44
33,692 60.5%
23,989 71.2%
4,061 12.1%
21,990 39.5%

2000
NumberPercent
27.8
26,749 23.2%
88,343 76.8%
9,363 8.1%
45,751
2.42
27,613 60.4%
20,616 74.7%
3,264 11.8%
18,138 39.6%

1990
NumberPercent
26.4
19,274 22.1%
67,872 77.9%
7,399 8.5%
32,998
2.51
20,127 61.0%
15,730 78.2%
1,992 9.9%
12,871 39.0%

1980
NumberPercent
24.3
19,227 25.2%
57,056 74.8%
5,638 7.4%
27,157
2.63
17,753 65.4%
14,290 80.5%
1,564 8.8%
9,404 34.6%

2022 Housing Data for Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units75,473 
Median Value$224,400 
Occupied65,16686.3%
Vacant10,30713.7%
Owned42,51765.2%
Rented22,64934.8%
Median Rent$953 
Single-Family Units45,99960.9%
    Detached42,75156.6%
    Attached3,2484.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units13,25717.6%
Mobile Homes11,02914.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0007,56911.6%
$10,000 to $14,9993,1444.8%
$15,000 to $19,9992,7294.2%
$20,000 to $24,9993,1304.8%
$25,000 to $29,9992,2743.5%
$30,000 to $34,9992,4733.8%
$35,000 to $39,9992,3243.6%
$40,000 to $44,9992,8914.4%
$45,000 to $49,9992,0923.2%
$50,000 to $59,9994,1966.4%
$60,000 to $74,9995,3488.2%
$75,000 to $99,9997,60211.7%
$100,000 to $124,9995,9779.2%
$125,000 to $149,9994,3146.6%
$150,000 to $199,9994,3346.7%
$200,000 or more4,7697.3%
Median Household Income59,288 
Per Capita Income33,083 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.88 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,4943.8%
Public Assistance6351.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps6,2639.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed74,85764.3%
Unemployed2,9922.6%
In Armed Forces6290.5%
Total Labor Force78,47867.4%
Not in Labor Force38,01232.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 35.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector28,98623,19855.5%
Non-Profit2,2553,13141.9%
Self-Employed4,0182,53361.3%
Local Government2,6573,51443.1%
State Government3,0345,29536.4%
Federal Government1,6481,03361.5%
Total Private + Self33,00425,73156.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.9,59412,97342.5%
Total42,59838,70452.4%
Pct. Govt.21.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts13,13016.1%
Sales and Office Occupations14,85618.2%
Professional, Technical23,32828.7%
Service Occupations13,62516.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1250.2%
All others16,47020.2%
White Collar 63.0%
Industry
 Number%
Educational services15,73819.3%
Manufacturing9,90512.2%
Health care and social assistance9,24511.4%
Retail trade9,23211.3%
Accommodation and food services5,9667.3%
Construction4,4295.4%
Professional, scientific, technical4,1975.2%
Finance and insurance3,7314.6%
Public administration3,4894.3%
Other services3,0623.8%
Transportation and warehousing2,9413.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,9183.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,5421.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,1651.4%
Wholesale trade1,1571.4%
Information1,0911.3%
Utilities9391.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4070.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2550.3%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican2,8991.66%
Puerto Rican1,0350.59%
Cuban4250.24%
Dominican710.04%
Total Central American6150.35%
Costa Rican660.04%
Guatemalan2150.12%
Honduran820.05%
Nicaraguan40.00%
Panamanian1410.08%
Salvadoran1070.06%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American8270.47%
Argentinean780.04%
Bolivian210.01%
Chilean250.01%
Colombian2810.16%
Ecuadorian410.02%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian3570.20%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan240.01%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic9080.52%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Korean3,3821.93%
Chinese1,7551.00%
Indian1,1870.68%
Vietnamese3400.19%
Filipino2410.14%
Bangladeshi1050.06%
Japanese930.05%
Thai930.05%
Laotian650.04%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English153,14492.5%
Spanish4,3082.6%
Korean2,6301.6%
Other Indo-European1,4450.9%
Chinese1,4130.9%
French, Haitian, Cajun7270.4%
Other Asian4860.3%
German, other Germanic4670.3%
Vietnamese2770.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American24,35113.9%
English19,33911.0%
Irish14,7428.4%
German13,2957.6%
Scottish5,0142.9%
European4,2862.4%
Italian3,4001.9%
Scotch-Irish2,7021.5%
French1,8911.1%
Polish1,8901.1%
African1,5180.9%
Norwegian1,1310.6%
Dutch1,0790.6%
Swedish1,0770.6%
British9610.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen169,03796.5%
Not a citizen6,0893.5%
Native165,12494.3%
Foreign-born10,0025.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
2,599 2.4%6,276 5.9%23,274 21.7%31,927 29.8%23,707 22.1%19,301 18.0%
  Average years of education: 14.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 2,599 2.4%
9-12 Years 6,276 5.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 23,274 21.7%
Some College 31,927 29.8%
Bach. Degree 23,707 22.1%
Grad Degree 19,301 18.0%
Average years of education: 14.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 87,034 81,694 5,340 6.1%
1991 86,114 81,006 5,108 5.9%
1992 87,806 82,908 4,898 5.6%
1993 88,534 83,384 5,150 5.8%
1994 90,778 86,918 3,860 4.3%
1995 93,030 89,116 3,914 4.2%
1996 95,222 92,124 3,098 3.3%
1997 99,200 95,520 3,680 3.7%
1998 97,718 94,160 3,558 3.6%
1999 97,976 94,546 3,430 3.5%
2000 116,792 112,084 4,708 4.0%
2001 117,110 112,250 4,860 4.1%
2002 118,774 113,322 5,452 4.6%
2003 121,680 116,002 5,678 4.7%
2004 125,134 119,630 5,504 4.4%
2005 126,734 122,050 4,684 3.7%
2006 129,796 125,412 4,384 3.4%
2007 130,934 126,074 4,860 3.7%
2008 130,382 123,356 7,026 5.4%
2009 129,598 118,430 11,168 8.6%
2010 133,682 121,782 11,900 8.9%
2011 136,662 125,684 10,978 8.0%
2012 137,934 128,338 9,596 7.0%
2013 140,894 132,484 8,410 6.0%
2014 142,956 135,012 7,944 5.6%
2015 141,380 133,916 7,464 5.3%
2016 143,518 135,990 7,528 5.2%
2017 146,526 140,518 6,008 4.1%
2018 149,828 144,392 5,436 3.6%
2019 152,750 148,544 4,206 2.8%
2020 151,128 143,258 7,870 5.2%
2021 154,410 150,086 4,324 2.8%
2022 158,932 155,190 3,742 2.4%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com