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Opa-locka, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Opa-locka had a population of 16,755 as of July 1, 2019. 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 25.9023 and longitude -80.2503 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Opa-locka 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.

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

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Opa-locka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Opa-locka, FL Housing Affordability Index is 70
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Opa-locka, FL Wealth Index is 25
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 16,755
Population in Households 16,682
Population in Families 13,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density 3,890
Diversity Index1 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $20,998
Average Household Income $35,225
Per Capita Income $11,559
Wealth Index3 25

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,572 (25.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,930 (62.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 762 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $146,112
Housing Affordability Index2 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,502
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 3,804
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.04% 1.14%
Households 0.85% 0.99%
Families 0.95% 1.05%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

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, 2019 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 Density # 185 80th
Diversity Index # 90 90th
Median Household Income # 916 0th
Per Capita Income # 900 2nd

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