Apex, NC 27523 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27523: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Apex, NC 27523

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 195
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,054
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,025
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.713, Longitude -78.824
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27523 has segments in 2 Counties (Chatham, Wake).

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Apex, NC 27523 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,031
Population in Households 10,016
Population in Familes 8,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 3,838
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,739
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,471 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,367 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $317,651
Average Home Value $355,929


Median Household Income $82,932
Average Household Income $100,005
Per Capita Income $38,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 2.65%
Households 1.14% 2.72%
Families 1.07% 2.47%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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 27523 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27523 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 311 60th
Population Density1 # 259 67th
Diversity Index2 # 415 47th
Median Household Income # 20 98th
Per Capita Income # 49 94th

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