Apex, NC

Apex NC is located in Wake County...

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August 19, 2016

Apex NC is located in Wake County, in the middle of the state, near Raleigh. There about 41,000 people living in Apex, within 15.4 square miles of land.

Named because it rests at the highest point of the Chatham Railroad line, Apex NC can be considered a rail town. The line extends from Jacksonville, Florida to Richmond, Virginia.

Apex NC was incorporated in 1873, and rests in Wake County, and is a suburb of the state's capital, Raleigh. It presently has about 41,000 residents living in an area of about 15 square miles. The downtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Historically, Apex has suffered from fires and the Depression. A major fire in 1911 wiped out the downtown area. It was rebuilt and today arguably represents North Carolina's most complete railroad town. The Apex Union Depot, previously used by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, sits in the middle of the town, and presently is used by the Apex Chamber of Commerce.

Located in the Research Triangle Park area, Apex saw a population swing that increased from 5,000 in 1990 to today's 41,000. Money Magazine ranked Apex NC in the top 10 of their annual Best Places to Live list.

Annual Events

Pig Fest
Jazz Festival
Peak Fest
Turkey Trot
Christmas Parade
Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

Where is Apex NC?

Apex is centrally located with the Raleigh-Durham International Airport just 8 miles away. America's most utilized highway, Interstate 40 passes nearby.

Weather

The weather in Apex NC is mild with warm summers, cold winters and rainy springs. The average temperature in July is around 80 degrees F, while the average temperature in January is 30. You can expect about 10 inches of snow in the month of December and January, and on average about 4 inches of precipitation monthly.

Demographics & Population

The population of Apex has increased from about 1,000 in the 1950s to 20,000 by the year 2000, and to 40,000 today. The estimated household income is around $86,000, which is almost twice the state average. Homes are about $255,000 in value (2014).

74% of the population in Apex is white, with 9% being Hispanic, and 7% each of Asian and Black. The high school graduate rate is among the highest in the state of North Carolina at 96%. The same applies for those holding a Bachelor's degree (61%) and Master's degree (20%).

Unemployment in Apex is low, at around 5% (2014).

Zip Codes

There are three zip codes for Apex, NC...

27502
27523
27539

Schools

Apex High School
Salem Elementary School
Laurel Park Elementary School
Apex Elementary School
Lufkin Road Middle School
Olive Chapel Elementary
Apex Middle School
Salem Middle School
Middle Creek High School
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School
Thales Academy
AV Baucom Elementary
Nearby Towns
Towns and cities located near Apex NC include:
Morrisville, NC
Garner, NC
Fearrington, NC
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Holly Springs, NC
Cary, NC

Crime

Apex NC rates low on the crime scale, at about half the national average. Serious crimes such as murders, robberies, rapes, and assaults are rare. The greatest concern is thefts. But, even those happen about half as often as elsewhere in the country.

Towns Near Apex NC

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CARRBORO, NC
CARY, NC
CHAPEL HILL, NC
DURHAM, NC
FUQUAY VARINA, NC
HOLLY SPRINGS, NC
MONCURE, NC
MORRISVILLE, NC
NEW HILL, NC
RALEIGH, NC
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
SANFORD, NC
WILLOW SPRING, NC


 

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