Apex, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Apex, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Apex had a population of 45,182 as of July 1, 2016. Apex ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Apex is located at latitude 35.7283 and longitude -78.8625 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Apex (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Town of Apex (GNIS ID: 2405157) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Apex is located within Township of White Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Apex population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Apex, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 45,182
Population in Households 45,076
Population in Familes 39,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 2,812
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,826
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 11,905
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,586 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,240 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 870 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $277,518
Average Home Value $297,210
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $96,074
Average Household Income $105,479
Per Capita Income $36,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.03% 2.91%
Households 2.91% 2.87%
Families 2.89% 2.7%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Apex, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Apex to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 97th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 357 52nd
Median Household Income # 10 99th
Per Capita Income # 47 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.