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Encyclopedia > Apopka, Florida
Apopka City Hall
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Apopka (APK) is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. The population was 26,642 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city grew to 34,728. [1] Apopka is an Indian word for "Potato eating place". [2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...

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Geography

Apopka is located at 28°40′34″N, 81°30′38″W (28.676075, -81.510618)GR1. Image File history File links FLMap-doton-Apopka. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.6 km² (24.9 mi²). 62.3 km² (24.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (3.57%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,642 people, 9,562 households, and 7,171 families residing in the city. The population density was 427.9/km² (1,108.1/mi²). There were 10,091 housing units at an average density of 162.1/km² (419.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.85% White, 15.56% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 5.36% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.08% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,562 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $43,651, and the median income for a family was $49,380. Males had a median income of $32,177 versus $26,553 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,189. About 7.1% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Apopka is also known as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World."


Points of interest

Carroll Building
Carroll Building
  • Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot
  • Carroll Building
  • Mitchill-Tibbetts House
  • Ryan & Company Lumber Yard
  • Waite-Davis House

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2448 × 3264 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2448 × 3264 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot is a historic Seaboard Air Line Railroad depot in Apopka, Florida, United States. ... The Carroll Building (also known as the Apopka Historical Society Museum) is a historic site in Apopka, Florida. ... The Mitchill-Tibbetts House (also known as the Miner House) is a historic home in Apopka, Florida. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ryan & Company Lumber Yard The Ryan & Company Lumber Yard (also known as Ryan Bros. ... The Waite-Davis House (also known as the Leslie P.Waite House) is a historic home in Apopka, Florida. ...

Education

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the public school district for Orange County, Florida. ... Apopka High School is a high school located in Apopka in northwest Orange County, Florida, United States. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. ...

Notable residents

John Anderson (born December 13, 1954) is a country singer and musician. ... Sawyer Brown is an American country music band that gained fame by winning the grand prize on the talent show Star Search in 1983. ... Jerry Lawson (Jerome E. Lawson) born January 23, 1944 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. ... The Persuasions are an a cappella group who began singing together in Brooklyn, New York in the early 1960s and went on to produce numerous albums covering a wide range of musical genres. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional football player for the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Badd Ass Billy Gunn (also spelled as Bad Ass) from his years working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... About the IWF The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) was formed in 1996 following an agreement between the government, police and the internet service provider industry that a partnership approach was needed to tackle the distribution of child abuse images (often referred to as child pornography) online. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

Trivia

  • Apopka is home to the 2001 US Little League champions
  • Mayor John H. Land is the longest serving (55 years as of January 1, 2007) mayor in the United States
  • In the summer of 2006, Apopka saw the infestation of an extremely large number of small house mice. As of the end of December, few of the solutions to the problem have been able to solve the problem.
  • In January 2007, Rochelle Holdings I (based in Maitland) announced they were acquiring 3,300 acres north of the city center for a regional shopping plaza.
  • The city is featured in Harry Turtledove's science fiction Worldwar novels, where is destroyed with a nuclear weapon.
  • It is the home to the only public general aviation airport, Orlando Apopka Airport.

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External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 28°40′34″N 81°30′38″W / 28.676075, -81.510618Coordinates: 28°40′34″N 81°30′38″W / 28.676075, -81.510618

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Apopka, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Apopka is a city located in Orange County, Florida.
Apopka is also known as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World".
Apopka is home to the 2002 US Little League champions, and also has the longest serving mayor in the United States.
Mortgage Loans Apopka Florida Real Estate (224 words)
Different types of mortgage loans in Apopka refer to mortgage insurance in different ways, and some mortgage loans have different requirements in Florida for the amount of coverage needed.
These real estate loan programs in Apopka typically have a higher interest rate but still the overall payment is less than with mortgage insurance.
Apopka home equity loans are for Florida homeowners who want to borrow up to 100 percent of the value of thier real estate.
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