Introduction to Apopka, Florida

Apopka, Florida, in Orange county, is 12 miles NW of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 76 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Orlando metropolitan statistical area. 

Apopka History

This area was originally inhabited by the Acuera people who belonged to the Timucuan tribe. They were wiped out due to diseases brought in by Spanish colonists. They were followed by refugees from Georgia and Alabama who named the area "Ahapopka." The area was incorporated as Apopka in 1882.

Apopka and Nearby Attractions

  • Rock Springs Ridge.
  • Apopka Historical Society.
  • Lake Apopka.
  • Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot.
  • Museum of the Apopkans.
  • Ryan & Company Lumber Yard.

Things To Do In Apopka

The people of Apopka have preserved the history of their city well. One can visit the Apopka Historical Society to get an idea about the life of early settlers in Apopka. The city has a golf course and is a very popular fishing spot. The Wekiwa Springs State Park is spread over a huge area of 7,000 acres; one can still find mounds built by the native population in the park.

Apopka Transportation

The airport nearest to the city is the Orlando Sanford Airport.


Total Population 45,801
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 22,001
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,176
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,992
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,873


Median Family Income $63,660
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 18.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,012
Median House Value $156,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.5%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Apopka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Orange
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32703, 32712
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32704
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.68
Longitude -81.509

Apopka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Station LISBON
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altamonte Springs 42,218 $55,986
Eatonville 2,299 $29,615
Longwood 13,848 $67,377
Maitland 16,630 $88,534
Ocoee 39,884 $66,068
Winter Garden 37,955 $69,856

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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