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.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,899
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens7.7%
Employed Population 16+24,192
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married60.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.4%
Median Earnings25+$57,412
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,411
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,342

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,862
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,194
Median House Value$289,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.9%
German17.6%
Irish14.1%
English12.7%
Italian8.8%
Polish3.2%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Dutch2.2%
African1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Welsh1.2%
Arab1%
Russian0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Moroccan0.5%
US/American0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Australian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
South African0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Apex Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wake County
Standard Zip Codes27523, 27502, 27539
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.77
Approximate Longitude-78.94

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)

StationRALEIGH 4 SW
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 72 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationRALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationRALEIGH DURHAM AP
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip43 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Angier5,151$56,316
Cary159,715$117,304
Garner28,048$71,753
Holly Springs31,827$108,908
Morrisville23,873$111,000
Raleigh449,477$77,839

Apex Hospitals

Wakemed Apex Healthplex
120 Healthplex Way
(919) 350-2300

Apex Public Schools

Apex Elementary
700 Tingen Road
ZIP: 27502
(919) 387-2150
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Apex Friendship High
7901 Humie Olive Rd
ZIP: 27502
(919) 290-2077
Apex High
1501 Laura Duncan Rd
ZIP: 27502
(919) 387-2208
High
Total Enrollment 2549
Apex Middle
400 East Moore Street
ZIP: 27502
(919) 387-2181
Middle
Total Enrollment 1201
Baucom Elementary
400 Hunter St
ZIP: 27502
(919) 387-2168
Primary
Total Enrollment 922
Olive Chapel Elementary
1751 Olive Chapel Road
ZIP: 27502
(919) 387-4440
Primary
Total Enrollment 1023
Scotts Ridge Elementary
6601 Apex Barbecue Rd
ZIP: 27502
(919) 807-3300
Laurel Park Elementary
2450 Laura Duncan Rd
ZIP: 27523
(919) 290-2333
Primary
Total Enrollment 988
Salem Elementary
6116 Old Jenks Road
ZIP: 27523
(919) 363-2865
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Salem Middle
6150 Old Jenks Road
ZIP: 27523
(919) 363-1870
Middle
Total Enrollment 1238
Lufkin Road Middle
1002 Lufkin Road
ZIP: 27539
(919) 387-4465
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Middle Creek Elementary
110 Middle Creek Park Avenue
ZIP: 27539
(919) 773-9555
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Middle Creek High
123 Middle Creek Park Avenue
ZIP: 27539
(919) 773-3838
High
Total Enrollment 2249
West Lake Elementary
4500 West Lake Rd
ZIP: 27539
(919) 662-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 893
West Lake Middle
4600 West Lake Rd
ZIP: 27539
(919) 662-2900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1344

Apex Private Schools

St Mary Magdalene Catholic School
625 Magdala Pl
ZIP: 27502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 610
Thales Academy
1177 Ambergate Station
ZIP: 27502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 322
Peace Montessori School
2190 N Salem St # 103
ZIP: 27523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
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