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The population of Apex is approximately 20,212 (2000), 37476 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,028 (2000), 13225 (2010).

The amount of land area in Apex is 10.808 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Apex is 11.92 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Apex to Washington DC is 242 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 12 miles. (as the crow flies)
Apex is positioned 35.72 degrees north of the equator and 78.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Apex elevation is 500 feet above sea level.
Apex per capita income is $14,575 (2000).
Apex median income is $78,689 (2000).

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Apex location: in the north-central portion of the state in the area known as the triangle. The cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill make up the corners of the triangle. Try this directions page to learn how to get to Apex.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Apex is mild subtropical
Apex average annual precipitation is 44.75 inches per year.
Apex average annual snowfall is 7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60 degrees F.

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Apex history:

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The town was named because it was the highest point on the railroad between Richmond, VA and Jacksonville, FL. Once the depot was chartered in 1854, it was expected Apex would thrive, but the time following the Civil War caused a only a delay in the inevitable. Due to its location in a large pine forest, Apex became a major shipping point for the forest products. Soon a town began to emerge around the depot.
The settling of Apex: 1867
The incorporation date of Apex: 1873

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Apex attractions:

New Hope Valley Railway
Both a museum and an old time train ride, this attraction is in nearby Bonsal. Open May through Deember. For more information, please call 919-362-5416

Historic Downtown Apex
The downtown area was designated a historic district in 1994. Many buildings have been retained from the early 1900's with some going back into the late 1800's. The Apex train depot, built sometime between 1867 and 1873, is designated as a Wake County landmark

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Economy & Industry

Apex economy: thriving. The unemployment rate in 2001 was just 2.9%
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