Opelika, Alabama






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A Taste of Opelika, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT OPELIKA?

  1. 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 of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. According to 2010 Census, the population of Opelika was 26,477.

  2. The first white settlers in the area now known as Opelika arrived in the late 1830s and established a community called Lebenon. After the removal of the native peoples by force in 1836-37, the area became known as "Opelika", taken from a word in the Muskogee language meaning "large swamp". Settlement was sporadic until the late 1840s, when Opelika quickly became a commercial center with the coming of the railroad.

  3. Over the past several years, Opelika’s economy has shifted away from a traditional basis in textile manufacturing. Since 2004, the city has experienced revitalization in many segments of the economy, including commercial, residential and industrial activity. Capital investment since 2005 has totaled 357.2 million, and more than 1495 new jobs have been created.

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WKZJ 92.7 FM Eufaula, AL Urban Contemporary
WVFJ (CP) 93.3 FM Christian Contemporary
WBFA 98.3 FM Fort Mitchell, AL Hip Hop
W254AY (WANI) 98.7 FM Auburn, AL News/Talk
WAGH 101.3 FM Smiths, AL Urban Contemporary
WHHY 101.9 FM Montgomery, AL Top-40
WFXE 104.9 FM Columbus, GA Urban Contemporary
WCGQ 107.3 FM Columbus, GA Top-40
WDAK 540 AM Columbus, GA News/Talk
WBIL 580 AM Tuskegee, AL Gospel Music
WZMG 910 AM Pepperell, AL Urban Contemporary
WPLV 1310 AM West Point, GA Urban Contemporary
WOKS 1340 AM Columbus, GA Urban Contemporary
WRLA 1490 AM West Point, GA Oldies

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Demographics of Opelika, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

50.6%

43.5%

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1.7%

4.4%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Opelika, Alabama

     
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Businesses in Opelika, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. 100 Black Men of Greater Auburn/Opelika, Inc. -  Category: Community Services -   108 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Taco Soul Mexican & Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1211 Magnolia St, Opelika, AL (334) 444-9688

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


NLCC Marriage Ministry Dance, Opelika, Alabama

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CHURCHES



  1. Church of God -  3529 Lee Road 54, Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 745-3630

  2. Mt Zion Ame Church -  North 29th Street, Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0541

  3. St Luke Ame Church -  1308 Auburn Street, Opelika, AL 36801-7827 (334) 749-1690

  4. St Mark A M E Church -  Cusseta Rd. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1676

  5. St Paul Ame Church -  713 Powledge Avenue, Opelika, AL 36801-7026 (334) 745-6279

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Christmas in Opelika
    (December)  Annual Christmas Parade held on the streets of Historic Downtown Opelika

    All walks of life come together to celebrate the holiday season in ways that are bringing national attention to the city.


  2. Nayberry's Annual Christmas Celebration
    (visit website) (December)  Annual Christmas celebration.


  3. Summer Swing Concert Series
    (Summer)  Held every Tuesday evening for 13 weeks at Opelika's Municipal Park on Denson Drive.

    Enjoying a various musical groups who perform from the park's Bandstand.


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