Apex, NC
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Apex is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 45,585 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Apex is the 22nd largest community in North Carolina.

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.

Apex is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Apex is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Apex who work in management occupations (14.57%), sales jobs (11.14%), and computer science and math (10.27%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Apex telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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. 61.00% 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 2010 was $37,002, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,008 for a family of four.

Apex is a very 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Apex include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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