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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,023
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+22,636
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,198
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,627
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,645

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,427
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone18.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,074
Median House Value$167,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.7%
Irish9.4%
German7.9%
West Indian6%
English5.7%
Italian3.5%
Jamaican2.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.4%
Haitian2.4%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Norwegian1%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Guyanese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
African0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
British0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Apopka Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes32703, 32712
P.O. Box Zip Codes32704
Phone Area Codes321,407
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.68
Approximate Longitude-81.51

Apopka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANFORD ORLANDO
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp47 to 70 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches
StationLISBON
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altamonte Springs42,557$56,018
Eatonville2,168$26,827
Longwood14,117$64,560
Maitland16,911$86,922
Ocoee41,393$66,122
Winter Garden39,219$72,058

Apopka Hospitals

Florida Hospital Apopka
(Non-profit)
201 N Park Ave
(407) 889-1000

Apopka Public Schools

Amikids Orlando
1461 S Lake Pleasant Rd
ZIP: 32703
(407) 886-5405
Other
Total Enrollment 41
Bear Lake Elementary School
3399 Gleaves Ct
ZIP: 32703
(407) 746-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Lakeville Elementary
2015 Lakeville Rd
ZIP: 32703
(407) 814-6110
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
Phyllis Wheatley Elementary
1475 Marvin C Zanders Ave
ZIP: 32703
(407) 884-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Piedmont Lakes Middle
2601 Lakeville Rd
ZIP: 32703
(407) 884-2265
Middle
Total Enrollment 1142
Sheeler High Charter
875 E Semoran Blvd
ZIP: 32703
(407) 886-1825
High
Total Enrollment 455
Wekiva High
2501 N Hiawassee Rd
ZIP: 32703
(407) 297-4900
High
Total Enrollment 2349
Apopka Elementary
675 Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 32712
(407) 884-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Apopka High
555 Martin St
ZIP: 32712
(407) 905-5500
High
Total Enrollment 3158
Apopka Middle
425 N Park Ave
ZIP: 32712
(407) 884-2208
Middle
Total Enrollment 1104
Clay Springs Elementary
555 N Wekiwa Springs Rd
ZIP: 32712
(407) 884-2275
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
Dream Lake Elementary
500 N Park Ave
ZIP: 32712
(407) 884-2227
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Lovell Elementary
800 N Wells St
ZIP: 32712
(407) 884-2235
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Rock Springs Elementary
2400 Rock Springs Rd
ZIP: 32712
(407) 884-2242
Primary
Total Enrollment 829
Wolf Lake Elementary
1771 W Ponkan Rd
ZIP: 32712
(407) 464-3342
Primary
Total Enrollment 1206
Wolf Lake Middle
1725 W Ponkan Rd
ZIP: 32712
(407) 464-3317
Middle
Total Enrollment 1128

Apopka Private Schools

Apopka Christian Academy
509 S Park Ave
ZIP: 32703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Community Christian Learning Center
750 Roger Williams Rd
ZIP: 32703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
Forest Lake Academy
500 Education Loop
ZIP: 32703
Secondary
Total Enrollment 377
Trinity Christian School
1022 S Orange Blossom Trl
ZIP: 32703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 188
Starchild Academy
1550 N Wekiwa Springs Rd
ZIP: 32712
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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