The Town of Apex was incorporated in 1873, named for its location as the highest point on the Chatham Rail Line between the state capital 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. Apex suffered mild setbacks during the Depression-era, but growth began again in earnest in the 1950's. The town's position in proximity to North Carolina 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 neighborhood of Cary. Still, during the decade of the 1990's the town's population quadrupled to over 20,000, placing unprecedented demands upon Apex's infrastructure.
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,212 people, 7,397 households, ad 5,584 families residing in the town. There were 7,397 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them.
The median income for a household in the town was $71,052, and the median income for a family was $78,689.
Transportation is by air is just north of Raleigh on I-40 at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Interstate Highway I-40 is accessible from Raleigh US-64 and from Durham by NC-55. The Apex Peakway will be, when completed finished, a loop 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 be 5.86 miles in length; so far 2.44 miles have been constructed.
There are currently two middle schools, two elementary schools, one high school, and St Mary Magdalene church school.
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