Advantage Alabama

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

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

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 2016 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 56,729
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 295
Mining: 57
Utilities: 168
Construction: 1,974
Manufacturing: 6,990
Wholesale Trade: 1,126
Retail Trade: 7,060
Transportation and Warehousing: 2,081
Information: 434
Finance and Insurance: 1,112
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 843
Professional and Technical Services: 1,779
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 198
Administrative and Waste Services: 4,856
Educational Services: 517
Health Care and Social Assistance: 3,583
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 514
Accommodation and Food Services: 7,262
Other Services (except public administration): 1,046
Total Federal Government: 295
Total State Government: 6,866
Total Local Government: 7,749
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $2,099,387,203
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $18,108,520
Mining: $3,952,192
Utilities: $12,464,065
Construction: $97,466,096
Manufacturing: $316,540,013
Wholesale Trade: $60,180,347
Retail Trade: $171,144,603
Transportation and Warehousing: $87,094,124
Information: $17,101,655
Finance and Insurance: $62,148,451
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $29,122,076
Professional and Technical Services: $80,982,945
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $14,117,023
Administrative and Waste Services: $91,832,495
Educational Services: $18,318,521
Health Care and Social Assistance: $136,253,057
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $8,389,940
Accommodation and Food Services: $104,605,402
Other Services (except public administration): $29,992,693
Total Federal Government: $18,174,997
Total State Government: $400,743,059
Total Local Government: $320,654,929
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 Hospital3,200
Lee County SchoolsPublic School System1,260
Auburn City SchoolsPublic School System1,025
Wal-Mart Distribution CenterGrocery Distribution Center825
City of AuburnLocal Government690
Opelika City SchoolsPublic School System590
Afni, Inc.Call Center540
Southern Union State Community College Community College390
City of OpelikaLocal Government350
Major Manufacturing Employers in Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Lee County
Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry500
Mando America CorporationAutomotive - Brakes, Steering499
Briggs & Stratton CorporationGasoline Engines450
CSP Technologies North America, LLCSpecialty Plastics Packaging400
SCA, Inc.Automotive Plastics340
Pharmavite, LLCManufacturer - Vitamins/Supplements333
Hanwha Advanced Materials AmericaAutomotive Manufacturer - Bumpers323
Borbet Alabama, Inc.Automotive Aluminum Wheels300
Baxter HealthcareMedical Manufacturer - Kidney Dialyzers264
Seohan Auto USA CorporationAutomotive Axles240
Source: Local economic development contacts
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://

School Systems
Lee County
Auburn City
Lee County
Opelika City

Source: Alabama Department of Education; Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website;
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,