Apopka, Florida

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Apopka is a city located in Orange County, Florida, United States. The population was 26,969 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2006, the city grew to 53,563.[3] It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Apopka is an Indian word for “Potato eating place”. Apopka is often referred to as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World." [4]

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Geography

Apopka is located at 28°40′34″N 81°30′38″W / 28.676075°N 81.510618°W / 28.676075; -81.510618.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.6 km2 (24.9 sq mi). 62.3 km2 (24.1 sq mi) of it is land and 2.3 km2 (0.89 sq mi) of it (3.57%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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.

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