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Overview

Introduction to Apex, North Carolina

Apex, North Carolina is 5 miles SW of Cary, North Carolina (center to center) and 12 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina.It is in Wake county. The town is part of the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metro area.

Apex History

Apex was incorporated as a town in 1873. It was named Apex because it is the highest point on the Chatham Railroad, running from Richmond, Virginia, to Jacksonville, Florida. Apex Union Depot, which presently houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce, was originally a station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. Later on, it also served as the Apex Community Library.

Apex and nearby Attractions

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • Apex Union Depot
  • American Wildlife Refuge
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • State Capitol
  • North Carolina Museum of Art

Things To Do In Apex

During your stay in Apex, you can spend time at the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. One can also enjoy fishing and boating on Apex Lake. The town also has several houses of worship including the True Way Church and Matthew Chapel. The American Wildlife Refuge is also nearby.

Apex Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Apex Higher Education

Meredith College and Wake Technical Community College are the nearest colleges.

People

Total Population 42,220
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 6.2%
Employed Population 16+ 21,657
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 61.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61%
Median Earnings25+ $50,547
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,989
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,400

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,886
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,121
Median House Value $269,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.3%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Apex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Cary, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Wake
Metro Area Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill
Standard Zip Codes 27502, 27519, 27523, 27539
Phone Area Codes 919
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.732
Longitude -78.85

Apex Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RALEIGH 4 SW
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station RALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station RALEIGH DURHAM AP
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angier 4,855 $55,130
Cary 151,186 $112,844
Garner 27,160 $68,185
Holly Springs 28,640 $102,375
Morrisville 21,726 $105,306
Raleigh 432,520 $70,061

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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1501 LAURA DUNCAN RD
919-387-2208
Serves 2,047 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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123 MIDDLE CREEK PARK AVENUE
919-773-3838
Serves 1,220 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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