Opa-locka, FL
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Opa-locka is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 16,565 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Opa-locka who work in sales jobs (15.10%), office and administrative support (14.21%), and food service (7.42%).

The citizens of Opa-locka have a very low rate of college education: just 8.88% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Opa-locka in 2010 was $10,025, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $40,100 for a family of four. Opa-locka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 44.75% 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 43.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Opa-locka include African, Jamaican, Bahamian, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

In addition, Opa-locka has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.49%).

The most common language spoken in Opa-locka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.