Apex 90 Exceptional
Apex Livability #3 ranked city in North Carolina#230 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Apex Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Apex Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than North Carolina
11212% more expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Apex cost of living
A+ Apex Crime Total crime is 62% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
1,03159% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9859% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
Apex crime
B Apex Employment Household income is 97% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$95,28372% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,88630% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Apex employment
B+ Apex Housing Home value is 77% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$278,40051% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16222% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Apex real estate or Apex rentals
A+ Apex Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
68%39% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:13% higher than the US average
Apex K-12 schools
A Apex User Ratings There are a total of 31 ratings in Apex
Overall user rating
83% 31 total ratings
User reviews rating
67% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 28 total surveys
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      Living in Apex, NC

      Apex is a moderately-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. The city has a population of 43,893 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Apex could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Apex might be a good fit as 81% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 38% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Apex is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in North Carolina, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Apex and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the North Carolina and national averages.

      Using data and statistics Apex has received a livability score of 87 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 99th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the United States average, Apex ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Apex has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Apex ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B-), education (A+), employment (B) and housing (B+). On a less positive note, Apex does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Apex on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Apex: Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, American Tobacco Trail, and DownTown Knits.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Apex has a violent crime rate of 49 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Apex have a test score average of 68%, which is well above the US average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Apex can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Assuming that Apex meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Apex. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Apex are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Apex come in at $278,400, which is 77.2% higher than the North Carolina average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Apex, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 12.1% lower than the North Carolina average.

      Apex transportation information

      StatisticApexNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute24min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.4%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.8%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home8.7%4.8%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Apex, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).