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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

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Community events.

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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
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).
Apex average annual precipitation is 44.75 inches peryear.
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.


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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mild subtropical
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Apex. Here is another history page for Apex.

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.
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The settling of Apex


The incorporation of Apex



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

thriving. The unemployment rate in 2001 was just 2.9%
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Apex City Government

Town of Apex

Apex Chamber

Apex Chamber of Commerce
220 North Salem Street
Apex, NC 27502
Phone: 919-362-6456
Toll-free: 800-345-4504
Fax: 919-362-9050

Apex Community Events

Every year in May
The Peak Fest
This festival lasts a week with a pancake breakfast, sports, barbecues, a golf tournaments and much more. It grows larger and is better attended with every passing year.

See this Community events page for more festivals in Apex.

Apex Organizations

Apex Chamber of Commerce
220 North Salem Street
Apex, NC 27502
Phone: 919-362-6456
Toll-free: 800-345-4504
Fax: 919-362-9050

Apex Schools

The children of Apex attend schools in the Wake County Public School System
3600 Wake Forest Rd.
PO Box 28041
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: 919-850-1700

This Schools page lists the area schools, the district and also higher education links for the triangle area. Apex


The population of the town of Apex was:
1990 - 4,968
2000 - 20,212
2004 - 29,277 (estimate)
1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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