Introduction to Opp, Alabama

Opp, Alabama, in Covington county, is 51 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center) and 202 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city has a population of 6,607.

Opp History

The City of Opp adopted its present name in 1901. It was named after Henry Opp, a German lawyer, who worked for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The arrival of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad helped Opp to develop as "The City of Opportunity." It is located in Covington County, which was founded on December 17, 1821, and was named for Brigadier General Leonard Covington.

Opp and nearby Attractions

  • Frank Jackson State Park
  • Delta Plaza Shopping Center
  • Lacy Black Rushing Museum
  • Conecuh National Forest
  • Florala State Park

Things To Do In Opp

The Frank Jackson State Park offers several recreational facilities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and water sports. There's a natural island with a boardwalk and walking path. Every year the city organizes the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo on the first weekend of April. It has rattlesnake demonstrations, a songwriter competition, arts, and crafts. The Delta Plaza Shopping Center is the local shopping center.

Opp Transportation

Dothan Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Opp Higher Education

Douglas Macarthur State Technical College is located in the city. Troy State University-Main Campus, George C. Wallace State Community Colleg-Dothan, Okaloos-Walton Community College, and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational opportunities.


Total Population 6,665
Male Share of the Population 43.5%
Female Share of the Population 56.5%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,130
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $44,425
% Above Poverty Level 74.1%
% Below Poverty Level 25.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $527
Median House Value $90,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 11.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Opp Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 202 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Covington
Standard Zip Codes 36467
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.282
Longitude -86.255

Opp Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 81 F
Annual Precip 61.8 inches
Station GENEVA NO 2
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andalusia 9,058 $43,278
Dozier 307 $31,250
Elba 3,919 $41,656
Gantt 180 $69,063
Kinston 563 $35,625
River Falls 721 $39,327

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Opp Public Libraries

Cross Trails Regional Library
1604 N. MAIN ST.
Opp, Alabama
(334) 493-9526
Opp Public Library
Opp, Alabama
(334) 493-6423

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Opp Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(334) 493-3541
Emergency Service: Yes

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Opp High Schools

Serves 435 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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