Apalachicola is a Hitchiti Indian word meaning "people on the other side." More than 80 percent of the state's oyster crop (10 percent of the nation's total) is cultivated in Apalachicola's more than 6,000 acres of oyster beds.
Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce: 99 Market Street, Suite 100, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-1776; phone 850.653.9419.
Apalachicola, FL Stats
The population of 32320 is 3,850.
That's #13963 out of all 42,305 zip codes.
72% of the population is white, which is 2 points less than the national average.
The average household income in 32320 is $24,702, which is $4,996 less than the typical average.
This contributes to the average house being worth $82,500. When the survey was done in 2000, that represented a difference of 5% from the typical value.
Men make up 52% of the population, and the typical age in this part of FL is 39.8.
Stats about: Apalachicola, FL
- Population: 3,850
- Number of Households: 1,791
- Average House Value: $82,500
- Average Income per Household: $24,702
- Elevation: 17 ft
Name: Apalachicola, Florida
Things to See and Do in Apalachicola, Florida
John Gorrie State Museum
Sixth Street and Avenue D, is 1 block east of US 98 on Gorrie Square. Historical and scientific exhibits pertain to the Apalachicola area and to Dr. John Gorrie, inventor of man-made ice, refrigeration and air conditioning. Allow 30 minutes minimum. Open Thursday through Monday 9-5; closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Phone 850.653.9347.
Apalachicola National Forest
Largest of Florida's three national forests, encompasses 565,543 acres in four northwestern counties. Its varied terrain includes pine flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, swamp rivers, lakes and two wilderness areas, Bradwell Bay and Mud Swamp/New River. Secluded lakes and streams and c anoe trails on the Sopchoppy and lower Ochlockonee rivers make this area popular with canoeists. Several lakes have campgrounds and hiking trails. Hunting and fishing also are popular activities. A portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail, a scenic hiking route through the state, passes through the forest, showcasing a wide variety of plants and wildlife native to the area. Hikers may catch glimpses of such rare and endangered species as Florida alligators, red-cockaded woodpeckers, indigo snakes and southern bald eagles. One of the forest's special features is Trout Pond, a recreational facility designed for the physically limited. It offers a fishing pier and an interpretive trail. Further information about the forest can be obtained at the district headquarters offices in Crawfordville, 850.926.3561; and in Bristol, 850.643.2282.