Opa-locka is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,887 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Opa-locka is the 152nd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Opa-locka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Opa-locka are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Opa-locka is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Opa-locka who work in office and administrative support (12.81%), maintenance occupations (10.44%), and healthcare suport services (9.22%).
Opa-locka, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In Opa-locka, just 8.50% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Opa-locka in 2018 was $14,320, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,280 for a family of four. Opa-locka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Opa-locka is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Opa-locka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Opa-locka residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Opa-locka also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Opa-locka include Haitian, Jamaican, Bahamian, British West Indian, and Other West Indian.
In addition, Opa-locka has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.76%).
The most common language spoken in Opa-locka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.