Apex, North Carolina Population 2020

59,842

Apex is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 59,842, it is the 15th largest city in North Carolina and the 637th largest city in the United States. Apex is currently growing at a rate of 5.27% annually and its population has increased by 59.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,476 in 2010. Spanning over 21 miles, Apex has a population density of 2,876 people per square mile.

The average household income in Apex is $121,753 with a poverty rate of 5.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,302 per month, and the median house value is $307,800. The median age in Apex is 37.4 years, 37.2 years for males, and 37.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males.

Apex Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Apex was:

  • White: 79.54%
  • Asian: 8.07%
  • Black or African American: 7.12%
  • Two or more races: 3.38%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Apex, North Carolina is 59,842, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,852.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,476.

Apex, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,38179.54%
Asian3,8928.07%
Black or African American3,4347.12%
Two or More Races1,6323.38%
Some Other Race8141.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native1010.21%

Apex Population Pyramid 2020

Apex Median Age

37.4


Total

37.2


Male

37.6


Female

Apex Adults

There are 33,587 adults, (3,749 of whom are seniors) in Apex.

Apex Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Apex Sex Ratio

Female

24,667

51.12%

Male

23,587

48.88%

Apex Households and Families

Apex Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Apex Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All73.8%26.2%
Male61.1%38.9%
Non Family57.1%42.9%
Female46.8%53.2%

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0932.8173.8
Married10,5673.3885.8
Non Family3,9271.1857.1
Female1,9922.9946.8
Male6072.9861.1

3.25

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Apex Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4101.33%
9th to 12th Grade7332.38%
High School Graduate3,13410.17%
Some College4,38014.21%
Associates Degree2,7739.00%
Bachelors Degree12,13939.39%
Graduate Degree7,25023.52%

Apex Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,63023,25715,286
Asian2,4352,4021,985
Black2,1871,972854
Hispanic2,1361,614854
Other Race415415261
Multiple Races415415296
Native American626259

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 95.16%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,975$79,436$46,099
Less Than High School$25,520$26,123$
High School Grad$29,181$36,170$21,029
Some College$43,796$60,949$35,313
Bachelors Degree$70,437$91,828$48,675
Graduate Degree$83,387$99,792$71,417

$60,975

Average Earnings

$79,436

Average Male

$46,099

Average Female

Apex Language

Apex Language by Age

Apex Language

85.90% of Apex residents speak only English, while 14.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.13% of the population.

Apex Poverty

Apex Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,8841,3273.70%
Hispanic3,40064919.09%
Other81421125.92%
Black3,3692036.03%
Multiple1,6311267.73%
Asian3,8921253.21%
Native10132.97%

5.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.07%

Male Poverty Rate

6.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Apex

The race most likely to be in poverty in Apex is Other, with 25.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Apex is Native, with 2.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.37%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.07%
High School9.93%
Some College5.28%
Bachelors or Greater2.01%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.57%
Female Unemployed15.54%
Female Employed3.61%
Male Employed2.73%

Apex Income

Apex Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$105,404$121,753
Families$119,914$133,018
Married Families$134,897-
Non Families$60,196$78,547

Apex Marital Status

Apex Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Apex Married by Age and Sex

Apex Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Apex Marital Status by Race

Apex Veterans

1,789

Number of Veterans

1,621

Male Veterans

168

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War697
Vietnam378
Second Gulf War368
Korea99
World War II26
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54774
55 to 64393
75+319
65 to 74254
18 to 3449
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5395.60%
Black2138.92%
Hispanic1245.26%
Other214.12%
2 or More122.45%
Asian40.15%

$Apex Veterans by Education

0.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Apex Employment Status

75.9%

Labor Force Participation

73.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Apex Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

35.45%

Born in North Carolina

88.42%

Native Born

11.58%

Foreign Born

5.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.42% of Apex residents were born in the United States, with 35.45% having been born in North Carolina. 5.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,8422,9955.27%
201956,8472,9955.56%
201853,8523,4086.76%
201750,4442,9956.31%
201647,4491,8954.16%
201545,5541,5943.63%
201443,9601,6803.97%
201342,2801,7344.28%
201240,5461,6624.27%
201138,8849992.64%
201037,88517,6736.48%
200020,21215,24415.06%
19904,9682,1215.73%
19802,8476472.61%
19702,2008004.62%
19601,4004001.70%
19401,0000.00%