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Apopka is a city in Orange County, in the Orlando metro area.
One tradition says the name derives from Seminole, for "potato-eating place," while others translate it as "trout-eating" or "catfish-eating"
The latitude of Apopka is 28.680N. The longitude is -81.509W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,703.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Apopka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Orlando area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32798 ZIP code.
13% of Apopka residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Apopka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Apopka was $19,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Apopka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Apopka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $577. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.
Libraries in Apopka include North Orange Library ... View libraries
Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Apopka political report.
Apopka restaurants taking online reservations include Captain and the Cowboy - Apopka ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Apopka workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Apopka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Apopka include Howard Johnson Express.
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