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 94.04% 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 (14.78%), computer science and math (11.12%), and sales jobs (10.87%).

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 7.60% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Apex really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Apex perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Apex. 60.93% 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 $35,852, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,408 for a family of four.

Apex is a somewhat 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.