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Population in 2013: 42,214 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +108.9%
Males: 20,296  (48.1%)
Females: 21,918  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27502, 27511, 27513, 27519, 27523, 27539, 27562.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $86,634 (it was $71,052 in 2000)
Apex:

$86,634
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,611 (it was $28,727 in 2000)

Apex town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $255,134 (it was $177,400 in 2000)
Apex:

$255,134
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $258,571; Detached houses: $271,958; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,824; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $88,123

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,006.

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  • White alone - 28,768 (72.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3,530 (8.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2,943 (7.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,788 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1,242 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 66 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.09%)

Races in Apex detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Apex: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.9%), Irish (13.8%), English (10.2%), United States (6.6%), Italian (3.6%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 4,006 people per square mile   (average).

Apex,NC real estate house value index trend

Apex, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Apex:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Apex town:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

4,451 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

This town:  11.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Apex, North Carolina as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Apex to the number of sex offenders is 1,684 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,277 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,958 (0.8%)

Apex satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cary, NC (4.4 miles , pop. 94,536).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (13.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (357.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cary, NC (2.1 miles ), Holly Springs, NC (2.4 miles ), Morrisville, NC (2.6 miles ), Fuquay-Varina, NC (3.2 miles ), Garner, NC (3.6 miles ), Raleigh, NC (3.6 miles ), Fearrington, NC (3.7 miles ), Fearrington Village, NC (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 856 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 1998: 1222 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 1105 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2000: 834 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2001: 894 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 597 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2003: 341 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2004: 346 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2005: 476 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2006: 324 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2007: 567 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2008: 199 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2009: 79 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2010: 166 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2011: 243 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2012: 400 buildings, average cost: $195,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.73 N, Longitude: 78.85 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Peak of Good Living

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,797 (-14.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,882 (19.6%)

Area code: 919

Apex household income distribution Apex home values distribution

Property values in Apex, NC


Crime rates in Apex by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Murders 000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.03.73.6
Rapes 331622
per 100,000 15.914.64.824.17.47.2
Robberies 1087887
per 100,000 53.138.933.532.129.625.0
Assaults 375133705936
per 100,000 196.6248.1158.0280.7218.4128.7
Burglaries 757380968493
per 100,000 398.6355.1382.9384.9311.0332.5
Thefts 315303293301336399
per 100,000 1674.11474.01402.51206.91243.91426.7
Auto thefts 193828231825
per 100,000 101.0184.9134.092.266.689.4
Arson 021121
per 100,000 0.09.74.84.07.43.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 322.9) 181.3181.9147.5177.7151.4141.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Apex detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 72 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +14,684 (+265.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Apex: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Apex, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Apex-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Apex town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the town center injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Apex-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 243.2 miles away from Apex center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 209.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from Apex center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wake County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Apex topographic map

Birthplace of: Will Wynn (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Apex:

  • VOCA-HICKORY GROUP HOME (112 HICKORY AVENUE)
  • VOCA-MASON GROUP HOME (306 N MASON STREET)
  • VOCA-OLIVE STREET HOME (707 EAST OLIVE STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE APEX (1000 AMERICAN WAY)
  • REX REHAB AND NURSING CARE CENTER OF APEX (911 SOUTH HUGHES STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Apex:

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Amtrak stations near Apex:

  • 6 miles: CARY (311 N. ACADEMY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: RALEIGH (320 W. CARRABUS ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: DURHAM (400 W. CHAPEL HILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Operable nuclear power plant near Apex:

  • 6 miles: Shearon Harris in New Hill, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Apex:

  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 10 miles; Morrisville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,070)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 10 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 11 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 29,958)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 17 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Durham Technical Community College (about 17 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,515)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 17 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 7,281)
  • Duke University (about 20 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 14,652)

Public high school in Apex:

  • Apex High (Location: 1501 Laura Duncan Rd; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Apex:

Private elementary/middle school in Apex:

  • ST MARY MAGDALENE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 625 MAGDALA PL; Grades: PK - 8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Corrections to the following: Churches in Apex include: (add) Compass Church at Beaver Creek, 201 Fantail Lane, Apex NC

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Churches in Apex include: True Way Church (A), Matthew Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Apex Lake (A), Grey Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Apex: Jones Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn - Apex (1400 E Williams St) (1), Comfort Inn Apex (1411 East Williams Street) (2), B & BS Country Garden Inn (1041 Kelly Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.7. This is worse than average.

City:

90.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.574. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.574
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Apex and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE OAK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-08-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
INWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WHITE OAK RECREATION AREA (Address: JORDAN LAKE STATE REC AREA , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OLIVE CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ST MARY`S FWB CHURCH (Address: ST MARY'S FWB CHURCH , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 18 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
HOLLAND CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
THE OAKS AT SALEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-10-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Apex that have no violations reported:

  • APEX, TOWN OF (Population served: 41,227, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • VISTA POINT STATE PARK (Address: JORDAN LAKE STATE REC AREA , Population served: 244, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.1%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Black residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 3.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Apex in 2010:

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Apex in 2000:

  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in other group homes

Apex, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Apex compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Apex (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Apex Mm Branch 152, Beaver Creek Branch, Apex Central Lending Lpo Branch 155, Apex Branch 150. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Apex Branch at 801 East Williams Street, branch established on 1980/06/23; Apex 64-55 Branch at 1130 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, branch established on 2005/08/29. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Apex Branch at 1100 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, branch established on 2004/12/13; Lake Pine Plaza at 910 Us 64 Hwy W, branch established on 1986/07/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Nc Apex Walmart Branch at 3151 Apex Peakway, branch established on 2009/10/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • The Fidelity Bank: Apex Branch at 804 East Williams Street, branch established on 2000/09/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • First Bank: Apex Branch at 402 East Williams Street, branch established on 2001/01/16. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Crescent State Bank: Salem Street Branch at 303 South Salem Street, branch established on 1999/11/29. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $836.3 mil, Deposits: $679.8 mil, headquarters in Cary, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Apex Branch at 5496 Apex Peakway Dr, branch established on 2002/06/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Apex Main Branch at 1070 Vision Drive, branch established on 2001/01/02. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Apex, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn Apex, 1411 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27539 , Phone: (919) 387-4600, Fax: (919) 303-6667
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1006 Marco Dr, Apex, NC 27502 , Phone: (919) 387-3636, Fax: (919) 387-9969
  • Candlewood Suites Apex/Raleigh, 1005 Marco Dr, Apex, NC 27502 , Phone: (919) 387-8595, Fax: (919) 387-8596
  • Value Place, 901 Lufkin Rd, Apex, NC 27539 , Phone: (919) 387-4636, Fax: (919) 387-4634
  • Days Inn Raleigh - Apex, 1400 E William St, Apex, NC 27539 , Phone: (919) 362-8621, Fax: (919) 362-9383
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Apex, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Apex travel time to work - commute Apex mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Apex town (based on Wake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.82%
Here: 43.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents28.7%21.7%16.8%6.2%3.2%
Congregations27.0%3.8%10.0%6.0%3.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentJewishUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.1%2.1%14.3%
Congregations1.3%1.3%5.3%2.0%40.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 176
Wake County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 68
Wake County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 281
Wake County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 648
Here:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wake County:

27.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 21$103,321$59,0410$0
Other Government Administration 19$117,340$74,1099$10,251
Judicial and Legal 1$9,877$118,5242$5,858
Police Protection - Officers 58$284,946$58,9540$0
Police - Other 16$72,241$54,1813$1,993
Firefighters 56$229,550$49,18916$11,767
Fire - Other 1$4,072$48,8641$4,014
Streets and Highways 23$118,748$61,9550$0
Health 11$45,360$49,48413$19,689
Solid Waste Management 10$31,647$37,9760$0
Sewerage 24$98,829$49,4150$0
Parks and Recreation 20$71,612$42,96744$16,226
Natural Resources 3$17,878$71,5120$0
Water Supply 10$41,010$49,2120$0
Electric Power 32$154,283$57,8560$0
Other and Unallocable 19$93,121$58,8130$0
Totals for Government 324$1,493,835$55,32788$69,798

Apex government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $6,640,000 ($157.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,488,000 ($106.32)
    Sewerage: $2,761,000 ($65.40)
    Water Utilities: $1,183,000 ($28.02)
    General Public Buildings: $1,095,000 ($25.94)
    Regular Highways: $778,000 ($18.43)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,642,000 ($441.61)
    Police Protection: $4,307,000 ($102.03)
    Sewerage: $3,071,000 ($72.75)
    Central Staff Services: $2,927,000 ($69.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,314,000 ($54.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,196,000 ($52.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,780,000 ($42.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,479,000 ($35.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,316,000 ($31.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,186,000 ($28.09)
    General - Other: $575,000 ($13.62)
    Financial Administration: $533,000 ($12.63)
    General Public Buildings: $520,000 ($12.32)
    Health - Other: $60,000 ($1.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000 ($0.52)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $396,000 ($9.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,162,000 ($27.53)
    Police Protection: $487,000 ($11.54)
    Regular Highways: $127,000 ($3.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000 ($2.46)
    Central Staff Services: $78,000 ($1.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($1.82)
    General - Other: $62,000 ($1.47)
    General Public Building: $58,000 ($1.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $46,000 ($1.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,538,000 ($344.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($1.92)

Apex government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,957,000 ($188.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,743,000 ($41.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $742,000 ($17.58)
    All Other: $80,000 ($1.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,901,000 ($116.10)
    All Other: $335,000 ($7.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,184,000 ($51.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $601,000 ($14.24)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $20,854,000 ($494.01)
    Water Utilities: $3,410,000 ($80.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,176,000 ($27.86)
    Highways: $775,000 ($18.36)
    Transit Utilities: $312,000 ($7.39)
    All Other: $60,000 ($1.42)
  • Tax - Property: $10,957,000 ($259.56)
    Other License: $1,047,000 ($24.80)
    NEC: $430,000 ($10.19)
    Motor Vehicle License: $120,000 ($2.84)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,000 ($0.73)

Apex government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,595,000 ($369.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,550,000 ($344.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,545,000 ($202.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,500,000 ($177.67)

Apex government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,132,000 ($97.88)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,218,000 ($1165.92)

7.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($369 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Durham County, NC  0.66% ($46,913 average AGI)
from Johnston County, NC  0.36% ($34,535)
from Guilford County, NC  0.18% ($36,864)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($859 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Durham County, NC  0.63% ($41,891 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.43% ($37,821)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.20% ($41,372)

Strongest AM radio stations in Apex:

  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WDNZ (570 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Apex:

  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • W299AP (107.7 FM; APEX, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • W260AB (99.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Apex:

  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Apex fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total average daily traffic: 82,691
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,098
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Apex)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Apex, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 289 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Apex)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 65 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Apex)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED41$208,61781$235,862376$217,0047$115,03712$171,6602$95,430
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$251,6905$308,07221$242,7321$28,5600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$207,6636$226,85262$229,9794$69,4434$169,9353$91,263
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$185,52510$259,23249$218,3251$191,5702$224,5450$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$59,2601$241,83014$202,0751$123,1900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0534.02 , 0534.03, 0534.04, 0534.07

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$263,52318$252,613
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$275,5434$206,193
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$236,3252$235,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$180,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0534.02 , 0534.03, 0534.04, 0534.07

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 139
  • Hazardous Condition: 188
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Apex

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Apex, NC
Most common first names in Apex, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9068.4 years
William8773.0 years
Mary7076.8 years
John7074.7 years
Robert4769.9 years
George3873.8 years
Margaret3681.1 years
Charles3471.2 years
Walter2869.9 years
Joseph2774.0 years
Most common last names in Apex, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Goodwin5477.1 years
Johnson5173.2 years
Smith5073.0 years
Jones4375.1 years
Williams4073.5 years
Wilson3873.1 years
Harris3870.9 years
Horton3475.6 years
Mills3176.1 years
Yates2575.3 years
Businesses in Apex, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike3
AutoZone1OfficeMax1
Baskin-Robbins1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Panda Express1
Burger King1Panera Bread1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cricket Wireless2Red Robin1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks3
FedEx7Subway4
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn2Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
IHOP1U-Haul2
Just Tires1UPS10
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kohl's1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's2
Lowe's1YMCA1

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