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Apex, NC
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Apex profile

Living in Apex

Apex is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 71,065 people and 15 associated neighborhoods, Apex is the 17th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Apex was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Apex economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Apex, where the median household income is $129,688.00.

Apex home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Apex real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that Apex has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 27.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Apex is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Apex a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Apex has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Apex’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Apex. 65.35% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Apex in 2018 was $55,896, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,584 for a family of four.

Apex is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Apex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Apex residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Apex include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Apex's cultural character, accounting for 15.77% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Apex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.