Opp, Alabama

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Opp, Alabama
City
Location in Covington County and the state of Alabama
Location in Covington County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°16′59″N 86°15′17″W / 31.28306°N 86.25472°W / 31.28306; -86.25472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyCovington
Area
 • Total24.6 sq mi (63.7 km2)
 • Land23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation338 ft (103 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,659
 • Density281/sq mi (108.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code36467
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-57120
GNIS feature ID0154482
Websitewww.cityofopp.com
 
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Opp, Alabama
City
Location in Covington County and the state of Alabama
Location in Covington County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°16′59″N 86°15′17″W / 31.28306°N 86.25472°W / 31.28306; -86.25472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyCovington
Area
 • Total24.6 sq mi (63.7 km2)
 • Land23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation338 ft (103 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,659
 • Density281/sq mi (108.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code36467
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-57120
GNIS feature ID0154482
Websitewww.cityofopp.com

Opp is a city in Covington County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,659.[1]

Geography[edit]

Opp is located in eastern Covington County at 31°16′59″N 86°15′17″W / 31.28306°N 86.25472°W / 31.28306; -86.25472 (31.283083, -86.254661).[2] It is bordered by the town of Babbie to the west and the town of Horn Hill to the southwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.6 square miles (63.7 km2), of which 23.7 square miles (61.3 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), or 3.76%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] 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".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Opp city, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the City of Opp, Alabama". City of Opp Official Website. Accessed May 2010.

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