The City of Apopka was incorporated in 1882 and is nestled in the northwest section of Orange County, Florida minutes from downtown Orlando and Orlando International Airport (MCO). The word “Apopka” is a Seminole term meaning “potato eating people”.
Apopka, part of the metro Orlando area, is the second largest city in Orange County after Orlando. Apopka is known as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World". The Apopka business community reflects its agricultural heritage and expanding manufacturing base. Apopka is one of the fastest growing communities in Central Florida both in business commerce and residential development.
The City’s 2008 total population was 40,280 persons and is projected to be 41,086 in year 2009. Employment age population accounts for approximately 75% of the total population.
The median household income for 2008 was $52,152 (higher than the State average) and is projected to be $60,716 in 2013.
The total number of housing units in 2008 was 12,675 and is estimated to be 14,292 by 2013.