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Apex, North Carolina

                   
Apex, North Carolina
—  Town  —
The historic downtown district of Apex

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Nickname(s): Peak City
Motto: "The Peak of Good Living"
Apex, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Apex, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°43′55″N 78°51′10″W / 35.73194°N 78.85278°W / 35.73194; -78.85278Coordinates: 35°43′55″N 78°51′10″W / 35.73194°N 78.85278°W / 35.73194; -78.85278
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
Incorporated 1873
Government
 • Mayor Keith H. Weatherly
 • Mayor Pro Tem Gene Schulze
 • Town Manager Bruce Radford
Area
 • Total 10.6 sq mi (27.4 km2)
 • Land 10.5 sq mi (27.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 37,476
 • Density 1,918.2/sq mi (740.6/km2)
Demonym Apexian or Apexer (pronounced Apecker)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 27502, 27523, 27539
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-01520[1]
GNIS feature ID 1018834[2]
Website www.apexnc.org

Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina and a suburb of Raleigh. The population was 37,476 according to the 2010 census.[3][4]

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  Geography

Apex is located at 35°43′55″N 78°51′10″W / 35.731952°N 78.852878°W / 35.731952; -78.852878 (35.731952, -78.852878).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27 km2), of which, 10.5 square miles (27 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.57%) is water.

Neighboring towns include Raleigh to the east, Cary to the north and northeast, and Holly Springs to the south.

  History

  Apex Union Depot, built in 1914.

The town of Apex was incorporated in 1873, named for its location as the highest point on a portion of the Chatham Railroad which ultimately extends between Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida.[6] Apex grew slowly through the succeeding decades, despite several devastating fires, including a June 12, 1911 conflagration which destroyed most of the downtown business district.[7] The town center was rebuilt and stands to this day, now one of the most intact railroad towns in the state. At the heart of town stands the Apex Union Depot, originally a passenger station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and later home to the locally-supported Apex Community Library. The depot now houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce.

Apex suffered mild setbacks during the Depression-era, but growth began again in earnest in the 1950s. The town's proximity to North Carolina's Research Triangle Park spurred additional residential development, yet the town managed to preserve its small-town character. During the 1990s, the town's population quadrupled to over 20,000, placing new demands upon Apex' infrastructure.

Apex has continued to grow in recent years. A sizable shopping center was built at the intersection of Highway 55 and US 64, and several new neighborhoods have been built as the town grows toward the west.[8]

In October 2006, a chemical fire in an Apex waste processing facility generated worldwide headlines when much of the town was temporarily evacuated.[9] There were few serious injuries, and residents were soon able to return home.[10]

In July 2009, CNN/Money magazine ranked Apex #44th [1] on its list of the nation's top places to live.[11]


  Government

Apex's Council-Manager form of government comprises a mayor and five council members (one of whom serves as Mayor pro tem) who are each elected at-large in staggered four-year terms. The town's attorney and manager serve at the pleasure of the council. All other staff report to the town manager and manage the town's day-to-day business.

The town's mayor is Keith Weatherly (5th term); he was first elected to the post in 1995 after serving two years on the council. Gene Schulze (3rd term) is Apex's Mayor Pro Tem. Council members are: Bill Jensen (4th term), Lance Olive (1st term), Terry Rowe (1st term) and Scott Lassiter (1st term) .[12]

  Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 228
1890 269 +18.0%
1900 349 +29.7%
1910 681 +95.1%
1920 926 +36.0%
1930 863 −6.8%
1940 977 +13.2%
1950 1,065 +9.0%
1960 1,368 +28.5%
1970 2,192 +60.2%
1980 2,847 +29.9%
1990 4,968 +74.5%
2000 20,212 +306.8%
2010 37,476 +85.4%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,212 people, 7,397 households, and 5,584 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,918.2 people per square mile (740.4/km2). There were 8,028 housing units at an average density of 761.9 per square mile (294.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.06% White, 7.55% African American, 0.29% Native American, 4.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.21% of the population. People from Apex or current residents of Apex are referred to as Apexians or Apexers.

There were 7,397 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 44.8% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $71,052, and the median income for a family was $78,689 (these figures had risen to $81,545 and $91,326 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[13]). Males had a median income of $55,587 versus $37,057 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,727. About 1.2% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

  Schools

  Transportation

  Passenger

  Roads

  • The Apex Peakway will be, when completely finished, a loop road orbiting downtown Apex. The Peakway was conceived as a means to relieve traffic in the downtown area and provide a bypass for commuters traveling from one side of the town to the other. It is currently the only "peakway" in North Carolina, taking its name from Apex's town motto: "The Peak of Good Living." When finished, the Apex Peakway will be 5.97 miles (9.61 km) long; so far 4.21 miles (6.78 km) have been constructed.[14]
  • The Triangle Expressway southwestern extension of I-540 is under construction in southern Apex to be opened in 2013.[15]
  • US 64 and U.S. 1 are both freeways in the Apex area. NC 55 travels through the center of town.

  Bicycle and pedestrian

  References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ - Wake County, North Carolina: 2010 Census Redistricting Data, wakegov.com
  4. ^ "Apex Development Report". Town of Apex: Around Apex. http://www.apexnc.org/docs/plan/dev_stats.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Bynum, Sheryl. "Town of Apex". North Carolina History Project. Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/11/entry. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  7. ^ "History of the Apex Volunteer Fire Department". http://www.apexvfd.org/history/history_fire.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  8. ^ "Beaver Creek Crossings to Bring More Than 650,000 Square Feet of New Retail Space to Apex, N.C.". The Creative Investor. 2005-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Thousands Evacuated in Apex Chemical Fire". InjuryBoard. http://charlotte.injuryboard.com/toxic-substances/thousands-evacuated-in-apex-chemical-fire.aspx?googleid=207012. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  10. ^ "Chemical fire evacuation over". MSNBC News (MSN). http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15150819/. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  11. ^ Ashford, Kate; Andrea Bartz, Jeff Cox, Asa Fitch, Stephen Gandel, Josh Hyatt, Rob Kelley, Kathleen Knight, Joe Light, Ismat Sarah Mangla, Sarah Max, Jennifer Merritt, Brad Nelson, Donna Rosato, Ingrid Tharasook. "Best Places to Live". CNN News (CNN). http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2009/states/NC.html. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  12. ^ "Meet Your Town Council". Around Apex. Town of Apex. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. http://www.apexnc.org/public_notice/councilMeet.cfm. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  13. ^ "Apex town, North Carolina". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US3681677&_geoContext=01000US/04000US36/16000US3681677&_street=&_county=apex&_cityTown=apex&_state=04000US37&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null®=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  14. ^ "Apex Peakway Completion Plan". Town of Apex. 2010-07. pp. 2. http://files.www.apexnc.org/docs/const/peakwayCompletionPlanPres.pdf. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  15. ^ "Western Wake Freeway". North Carolina Turnpike Authority. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. http://www.ncturnpike.org/projects/Western_Wake/. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  16. ^ "27th ANNUAL NCBC BREVET SERIES - 2010 Brevet Series". http://www.unc.edu/~alanj/. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 

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