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Opa-locka, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Opa-locka had a population of 16,242 as of July 1, 2016. Opa-locka ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Opa-locka is located at latitude 25.9 and longitude -80.2552 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Opa-locka (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Opa-locka (GNIS ID: 2404434) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Opa-locka is located within Miami CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Opa-locka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Opa-locka: Apalocka, Opa Locka, Opalocka.

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Opa-locka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,242
Population in Households 16,171
Population in Familes 13,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 3,774
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 5,383
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 3,717
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,681 (26.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,701 (59.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 892 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $116,114
Average Home Value $134,498


Median Household Income $20,079
Average Household Income $31,175
Per Capita Income $10,493
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.24%
Households 0.91% 1.17%
Families 1.04% 1.18%
Median Household Income   -1.07%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Opa-locka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Opa-locka to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 76th
Population Density1 # 178 81st
Diversity Index2 # 91 90th
Median Household Income # 915 1st
Per Capita Income # 912 1st

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