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Opa-Locka is a city in Miami-Dade County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community name derives from Seminole for "big swamp"
The latitude of Opa-Locka is 25.901N. The longitude is -80.25W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,794.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Opa-Locka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Miami-Dade County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33012 ZIP code.
1% of Opa-Locka residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Opa-Locka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Opa-Locka was $9,538, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Opa-Locka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Opa-Locka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.
Miami-Dade County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Opa-Locka political report.
The average commute time for Opa-Locka workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Opa-Locka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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