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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.


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Median household income
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$19,631
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Opa-Locka demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 633. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 41.5 per 1,000 people.
Opa-Locka received national attention for local connections to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hijackers trained here in flight simulation

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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.

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5% of Opa-Locka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Opa-Locka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.


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Miami-Dade County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Opa-Locka political report.

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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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