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Encyclopedia > Apex, North Carolina
Apex, North Carolina
The historic downtown district of Apex, NC.
Motto: "The Peak of Good Living"
Location in North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°43′55″N, 78°51′10″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
Incorporated 1873
Government
 - Mayor Keith H. Weatherly
Area
 - City  10.6 sq mi (27.5 km²)
 - Land  10.5 sq mi (27.2 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Population (2007)
 - City 31,453UNIQ8,949,942d8,648b0-ref-0,000,001D-QINU
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.apexnc.org/

Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. The population was 20,212 at the 2000 census and is at an estimated 31,453 in 2007[1]. The town motto is "The Peak of Good Living." This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ...

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Geography

Apex is located at 35°43′55″N, 78°51′10″W (35.731952, -78.852878)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.5 km² (10.6 mi²). 27.3 km² (10.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.57%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Neighboring towns include Cary to the north and northeast, Raleigh to the east, and Holly Springs to the south. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Holly Springs is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ...


History

Apex Union Depot, built in 1912.
Apex Union Depot, built in 1912.

The town of Apex was incorporated in 1873, named for its location as the highest point on the Chatham Rail Line between the state capitol of Raleigh and the coal fields of nearby Chatham County. Apex grew slowly through the succeeding decades, despite several devastating fires, including a 1912 conflagration which destroyed most of the downtown business district. 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 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 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark SAL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ...


Apex suffered mild setbacks during the Depression-era, but growth began again in earnest in the 1950s. The town's position in proximity to North Carolina's Research Triangle Park spurred additional residential development, yet the town managed to preserve its small-town character, residents taking pride that they had stayed off the burgeoning growth of the neighboring city of Cary. Still, during the decade of the 1990s, the town's population quadrupled to over 20,000, placing unprecedented demands upon Apex's infrastructure. Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


In October, 2006, a chemical fire in an Apex waste processing facility generated worldwide headlines when much of the town was temporarily evacuated[2]. Fortunately, there were few serious injuries, and residents were soon able to return home.[3].


Government

Keith Weatherly is the current mayor of Apex, re-elected in November 2003 to his third consecutive term in office.


Mayor ProTem: Mike Jones


Councilmen:

Town Manager: Bruce Radford


Asst. Town Manager: Mike Wilson


Town Clerk: Georgia Evangelist


Director of Public Works: Tim Donnelly


The Apex Council Manager form of government comprises a Mayor and five councilmen who are elected at large for four-year terms. A professional Town Manager and staff direct all Town departments.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,212 people, 7,397 households, and 5,584 families residing in the town. The population density was 740.4/km² (1,918.2/mi²). There were 8,028 housing units at an average density of 294.1/km² (761.9/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


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. 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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

Apex High School is located in Apex, North Carolina in the United States of America. ...

Neighborhoods

This is a listing of Apex Neighborhoods with external links:

  • Amherst
  • Beckett Crossing
  • Cameron Park
  • Castlewood
  • Charleston Village
  • Crockett's Ridge
  • Hollands Crossing
  • Haddon Hall
  • Homestead Park
  • Scotts Mill
  • Shepherd's Vineyard
  • Waterford Green
  • Whitehall Manor
  • Village at Crockett's Ridge

Transportation

Passenger

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located 9 miles (14. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Triangle Transit Authority bus. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... North Carolina Bicycle Route 5, the Cape Fear Run, travels 160 miles along the Cape Fear River from Apex through the southeast coastal plain to Wilmington at the sea. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Randonneurs USA or RUSA is the Audax Club Parisien sanctioned brevet coordinating organization for the United States. ... A brevet is a long-distance, comfortably paced, bicycle ride with check-point controls and a time limit. ...

Roads

  • The Apex Peakway will be, when completely finished, a loop road orbiting downtown Apex. The Peakway was conceived as a means of relieving traffic in the downtown area and providing 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 5.86 miles in length; so far 2.44 miles have been constructed [4].
  • I-540 is planned to be connected to southern Apex in 2008 [4].
  • US 64 and US 1 are both freeways in the Apex area. NC 55 travels through the center of town.

A sign on the Hampton Roads Beltway in Virginia, United States, traveling on the outer loop (counterclockwise). ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Interstate 540 (abbreviated I-540) is the modern perimeter loop of Raleigh, North Carolina. ... United States Highway 64 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,326 miles (3,743 km) from eastern North Carolina to just southwest of the Four Corners in northeast Arizona. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... NC 55 is a 192-mile (309 km) North Carolina state highway that serves as a traffic artery connecting Durham to numerous small cities and towns in the The Triangle on its way toward the Pamlico Sound. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Town of Apex: Facts
  2. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/06/plant.fire/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15150819/
  4. ^ a b "Traffic Project Updates: Apex and Cary", 2004-02-27. 

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External links

  • ApexNC.com Community Website
  • Official town of Apex website
  • Councilman Bryan Gossage
  • Apex Chamber of Commerce
  • The Apex Herald, local newspaper
  • Apex Historical Society
  • Triangle Transit Authority
  • Brevet route
  • Unofficial Guide to Apex
  • Apex Fire Department
  • Apex Toastmasters Club
  • Apex HS Alumni
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 35.731952° -78.852878°
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia
    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA

 
 

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