Advantage Alabama


MSA Details
MSA: Auburn-Opelika, AL     MSA Code: 0580
Counties within MSA: Lee  
Population and Income Estimates
Census
2010 Census
140,247
2017 Estimate
160,403
2022 Projection


174,356
Median Household Income $43,830
Age Breakdown
0-20: 29.6%
21-64: 59.2%
65+:

11.2%
Median Age 30
Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
MSA Labor Analysis
2016 Labor Force
MSA Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Auburn-Opelika, AL 72,893 69,066 3,827 5.3%
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note: Number reflects 2016 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: **
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 306
Mining: 58
Utilities: 170
Construction: 1,654
Manufacturing: 6,735
Wholesale Trade: 1,082
Retail Trade: 6,811
Transportation and Warehousing: 1,902
Information: 473
Finance and Insurance: 4,901,080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 490,777
Professional and Technical Services: 4,901,562
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 490,171
Administrative and Waste Services: 4,905,075
Educational Services: 490,369
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,903,262
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 490,461
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,907,020
Other Services (except public administration): 4,901,008
Total Federal Government: 490,286
Total State Government: 4,906,904
Total Local Government: 7,749
 
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $4,901,989,627,843
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $49,016,130,995
Mining: $4,903,694,190
Utilities: $49,012,114,191
Construction: $49,076,559,075
Manufacturing: $490,304,274,795
Wholesale Trade: $49,055,703,594
Retail Trade: $490,162,254,375
Transportation and Warehousing: $49,077,530,447
Information: $49,017,725,187
Finance and Insurance: $49,061,036,216
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $49,026,230,287
Professional and Technical Services: $49,069,763,597
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $49,016,616,135
Administrative and Waste Services: $49,089,101,774
Educational Services: $49,013,180,550
Health Care and Social Assistance: $490,124,296,015
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,907,066,903
Accommodation and Food Services: $49,098,216,593
Other Services (except public administration): $49,028,161,780
Total Federal Government: $49,018,092,727
Total State Government: $490,388,547,961
Total Local Government: $490,323,330,456
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016 annual averages.. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards
Major Employers in Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Lee County
Auburn UniversityPublic University5,500
East Alabama Medical CenterRegional Hospital3,000
Lee County SchoolsPublic School System1,200
Auburn City SchoolsPublic School System990
Wal-Mart Distribution CenterGrocery Distribution Center722
Mando America CorporationAutomotive-Breaks, Steering692
City of AuburnLocal Government660
Opelika City SchoolsPublic School System590
Afni, Inc. Call Center550
Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry530
Major Manufacturing Employers in Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Lee County
Mando America CorporationAutomotive-Breaks, Steering692
Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry530
Borbet Alabama, Inc.Automotive Aluminum Wheels460
Briggs & Stratton CorporationGasoline Engines410
SCA, Inc.Automotive Plastics340
Hanwha Advanced Materials AmericaAutomotive Manufacturer-Bumpers336
CSP Technologies North America, LLCSpecialty Plastics Packaging320
Pharmavite, LLCManufacturer-Vitamins/Supplements300
Seohan Auto USA CorporationAutomotive Axles270
Weidplas North America, LLCAutomotive Plastics230
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 MSA Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   14.6%
Bachelors Degree: 20.5%
Associates Degree: 7.9%
Some College, No Degree: 20.9%
High School Graduate/GED: 25.2%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 7.4%
Less than 9th Grade: 3.3%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Post Secondary Schools
Auburn University - Auburn, AL
Southern Union State Comm College Opelika Campus - Opelika, AL

Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Note: Information on Alabama’s two and four year colleges can be found on the Commission’s website http://www.ache.state.al.us/Colleges&Universities/InstitutionalMap.htm


School Systems
Lee County
Auburn City
Lee County
Opelika City

Source: Alabama Department of Education; www.alsde.edu. Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website; http://www.alsde.edu/Home/Reports/ReportsBySite.aspx
Transportation
Interstates in County: I-85      
Federal Highways in County: US-280       US-29      
Railroads Serving County: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      
Nearest Commerical Air Service: Columbus, GA

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us