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Overview

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.

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 College-Dothan, Okaloos-Walton Community College, and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,635
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens21.1%
Employed Population 16+2,141
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,570
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,259
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,246

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,875
% Above Poverty Level73.8%
% Below Poverty Level26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$540
Median House Value$87,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.7%
Irish8.8%
English4.6%
German3.9%
Welsh1.4%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Polish0.5%
Italian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
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Opp Almanac

CategoryValue
County Covington County
Standard Zip Codes36467
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.29
Approximate Longitude-86.25

Opp Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationANDALUSIA 3 W
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp50 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 81 F
Annual Precip61.8 inches
StationGENEVA NO 2
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip58.9 inches
StationCRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance37.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andalusia9,042$48,005
Dozier339$37,500
Elba3,915$35,625
Gantt188$67,500
Kinston664$38,214
River Falls729$40,000

Opp Public Libraries

Opp Public Library
1604 NORTH MAIN STREET
Opp, Alabama
(334) 493-6423

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Opp Hospitals

Mizell Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
702 Main Street
(334) 493-3541

Opp Public Schools

Fleeta Sch
27463 County Road 30
ZIP: 36467
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Opp High Sch
502 N Maloy St
ZIP: 36467
High
Total Enrollment 365
Opp Middle Sch
303 E Stewart Ave
ZIP: 36467
Middle
Total Enrollment 391
South Highlands Elem Sch
27098 Bobcat Drive
ZIP: 36467
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
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