Apalachicola is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,281 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Apalachicola is the 351st largest community in Florida.
Apalachicola is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Apalachicola is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Apalachicola who work in teaching (11.49%), maintenance occupations (10.92%), and personal care services (7.43%).
Apalachicola is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Apalachicola spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Apalachicola are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.61% of adults in Apalachicola having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Apalachicola in 2010 was $21,849, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,396 for a family of four. However, Apalachicola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Apalachicola is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Apalachicola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Apalachicola residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Apalachicola include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Apalachicola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.