Location in Covington County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||24.6 sq mi (63.7 km2)|
|• Land||23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|Elevation||338 ft (103 m)|
|• Density||281/sq mi (108.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0154482|
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census 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.
- Kirk Norris and Robbie Brown started their coaching careers at the Division II school University of Montevallo. They now have successful programs at Georgiana (Norris) and Zion Chapel (Brown).
- Mike DuBose, former University of Alabama head football coach. He is currently a position coach at Opp High School. During his tenure with the Crimson Tide, then-Alabama-based radio host Paul Finebaum referred derisively to DuBose as "the flop from Opp".
- Tim Jessie, drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1987 NFL Draft but ended up playing for the Washington Redskins in 1987 as a replacement player during the 1987 NFL Players Strike. Jessie played college football at Auburn University and was a part of the Redskins Super Bowl XXII championship team. He also won two championships in the Canadian Football League during the 1988 and 1990 seasons playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
- Lamar Rogers, played football in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1991-1992. Rogers played college football at Auburn University, and was a part of the 1987 Auburn Tigers football team and 1988 Auburn Tigers football team that played in the 1988 Sugar Bowl and 1989 Sugar Bowl.
- Peggy Scott-Adams, soul and R&B singer
- James Logan, NFL player
Opp's city slogan is "The City of OPPortunity".
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Opp city, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Welcome to the City of Opp, Alabama". City of Opp Official Website. Accessed May 2010.