Advantage Alabama


MSA Details
MSA: Auburn-Opelika, AL     MSA Code: 0580
Counties within MSA: Lee  
Population and Income Estimates
Census
2010 Census
140,247
2018 Estimate
160,403
2023 Projection


172,437
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 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
2017 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 2017 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 58,339
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 290
Mining: 59
Utilities: 178
Construction: 2,491
Manufacturing: 6,885
Wholesale Trade: 1,212
Retail Trade: 7,117
Transportation and Warehousing: 2,204
Information: 426
Finance and Insurance: 1,116
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 801
Professional and Technical Services: 1,916
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 202
Administrative and Waste Services: 4,738
Educational Services: 555
Health Care and Social Assistance: 3,549
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 651
Accommodation and Food Services: 7,681
Other Services (except public administration): 1,085
Total Federal Government: 295
Total State Government: 7,088
Total Local Government: 7,802
 
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $2,250,784,322
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $18,135,412
Mining: $4,047,175
Utilities: $15,502,210
Construction: $145,899,935
Manufacturing: $320,548,008
Wholesale Trade: $67,832,404
Retail Trade: $177,402,967
Transportation and Warehousing: $93,471,551
Information: $17,958,500
Finance and Insurance: $65,408,435
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $28,839,671
Professional and Technical Services: $86,654,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $16,190,845
Administrative and Waste Services: $90,540,372
Educational Services: $20,520,656
Health Care and Social Assistance: $136,992,896
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $9,830,283
Accommodation and Food Services: $117,451,360
Other Services (except public administration): $36,388,725
Total Federal Government: $18,413,916
Total State Government: $423,384,505
Total Local Government: $339,369,756
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2017 annual averages. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
Major Employers in Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Lee County
Auburn UniversityLand-Grant Public Research University7,100
East Alabama Medical CenterRegional Hospital3,200
Lee County SchoolsPublic School System1,260
Auburn City SchoolsPublic School System1,010
Wal-Mart Distribution CenterGrocery Distribution Center825
City of AuburnLocal Government725
Opelika City SchoolsPublic School System590
Afni, Inc.Call Center540
Briggs & Stratton CorporationGasoline Engines505
CSP Technologies North America, LLCSpecialty Plastics Packaging400
Major Manufacturing Employers in Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Lee County
Briggs & Stratton CorporationGasoline Engines505
Mando America CorporationAutomotive - Brakes, Steering499
CSP Technologies North America, LLCSpecialty Plastics Packaging400
SCA, Inc.Automotive Plastics345
Baxter HealthcareMedical Manufacturer - Kidney Dialyzers344
Pharmavite, LLCManufacturer - Vitamins/Suppliments333
Hanwha Advanced Materials AmericaAutomotive Manufacturer - Bumpers323
Borbet Alabama, Inc.Automotive Aluminum Wheels320
GE AviationJet Engine Components240
Seohan Auto USA CorporationAutomotive Axles195
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 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://http://www.ache.state.al.us/Content/CollegesUniversities/AlaInstitutionMap.aspx


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 Counties: I-85      
Federal Highways in Counties: US-280       US-29      
Railroads Serving Counties: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      
Nearest Commerical Air Service: Columbus, GA

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