Opp, Alabama

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Opp
City
Opp is located in Alabama
Opp
Opp
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 31°16′59″N 86°15′17″W / 31.28306°N 86.25472°W / 31.28306; -86.25472
Country United States
State Alabama
County Covington
Area
 • Total 18 sq mi (46.6 km2)
 • Land 17.1 sq mi (44.4 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,607
 • Density 367.1/sq mi (141.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36467
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-57120
GNIS feature ID 0154482
Website www.cityofopp.com

Opp is a city in Covington County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 6,607. [1]

Geography[edit]

Opp is located at 31°16′59″N 86°15′17″W / 31.28306°N 86.25472°W / 31.28306; -86.25472 (31.283083, -86.254661)[1]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2), of which, 17.1 square miles (44 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it (4.83%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,659 people and 2,655 households, and 1,823 families residing in the city. The population density was 388 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 80.9% White, 16.7% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, there were 2,753 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,702, and the median income for a family was $32,436. Males had a median income of $27,821 versus $21,280 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,281. About 14.2% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

The Alabama and Florida Railway operates a former branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad through Opp, the Alabama Farmers Co-op in Opp being the only industrial customer on the line.

Notable people[edit]

Slogan[edit]

Opp's city slogan is "The City of OPPortunity".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to the City of Opp, Alabama". City of Opp Official Website. Accessed May 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°16′59″N 86°15′17″W / 31.283083°N 86.254661°W / 31.283083; -86.254661