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Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "people on the other side."

The latitude of Apalachicola is 29.725N. The longitude is -84.983W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,310.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,073
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Apalachicola demographic reports
Apalachicola is on the Apalachicola River, along the Gulf of Mexico.
19th-century port

Shipping activity, wiped out by the Civil War, was gradually replaced by lumbering and seafood.

Known by locals as "Apalach"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local foods: oysters
Well-known residents have included:
· Dr. John Gorrie, inventor of ice-making machine
Nearby parks & recreation: Lafayette Park
Wildlife: Sambar deer and elk roam St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, on a barrier island offshore

Historic sites and museums: John Gorrie State Museum, Apalachicola Maritime Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Apalachicola residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Apalachicola ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Apalachicola was $12,227, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Apalachicola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Apalachicola include Apalachicola Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Apalachicola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $824.


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Libraries in Apalachicola include Apalachicola Municipal Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Apalachicola include Apalachicola Times

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Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Apalachicola political report.

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The average commute time for Apalachicola workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Apalachicola include Best Western.

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