Apex, NC 27539 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27539: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Apex, NC 27539

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 236
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,540
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 837
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.713, Longitude -78.823
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Apex, NC 27539 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,236
Population in Households 23,231
Population in Familes 20,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 746
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 8,138
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 6,330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,384 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,754 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $277,784
Average Home Value $314,505


Median Household Income $86,703
Average Household Income $106,686
Per Capita Income $37,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.34% 2.95%
Households 3.04% 2.84%
Families 2.83% 2.72%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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 27539 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27539 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 # 162 79th
Population Density1 # 136 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 358 54th
Median Household Income # 19 98th
Per Capita Income # 58 93rd

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