Apache Junction, Arizona

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Apache Junction, Arizona

Introduction to Apache Junction, Arizona

Apache Junction, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 14 miles E of Gilbert, Arizona and 15 miles E of Mesa, Arizona. The city is in the Phoenix - Mesa area. There are 31,814 residents in Apache Junction.

Apache Junction History

Apache Junction began as an old west mining camp. It has a colorful history involving Native American cultures, Spanish conquistadors and superstitions regarding the "Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine." The city was named after the junction of the Apache Trail. It was incorporated in 1978.

Apache Junction and nearby Attractions

  • Lost Dutchman State Park
  • Lost Dutchman Museum
  • Equestrian Park
  • Usery Mountain Recreation Area
  • Apache Creek Golf Course
  • Sunland Springs Village

Things To Do In Apache Junction

The Apache Trail extends from the junction to Canyon Lake, with an old stagecoach stop at Tortilla Flats. The Superstition Wilderness has many hiking trails and opens up a world of history and tales of lost treasures for visitors. Apache Junction also has about 51 RV parks.

Apache Junction Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Apache Junction Higher Education

Chandler/ Gilbert Community College, Scottsdale Community College and Mesa Community College provide higher education facilities.

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High Points

Apache Junction strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Apache Junction Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Apache Junction, Arizona

Comparing Apache Junction to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 8
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Female Share of the Population 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Well-Paid Single Women 2 7
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
Median Family Income 2 5
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 5
Working at Home 5 3
Short Commute Times 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 4
Affordability of Rents 8 5
People Living Alone 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 6
Low Property Crime 3 5

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Apache Junction Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Gilbert, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of Mesa, Arizona
County Pinal
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85218, 85219, 85220
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85217, 85278, 85290
Phone Area Codes 480
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.415
Longitude -111.548

Apache Junction Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 65 F
Apr Temp 51 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 104 F
Oct Temp 58 to 86 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 49 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 104 F
Oct Temp 55 to 87 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches
Station MESA
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 54 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 106 F
Oct Temp 59 to 89 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
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Apache Junction Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 31,814 100%
Male 15,545 48.9%
Female 16,269 51.1%
Under 18 6,515 20.5%
18+ 25,299 79.5%
65+ 8,050 25.3%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.75
White 29,478 92.7%
African-American 194 0.6%
Asian 166 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 316 1%
Other 991 3.1%
Mixed Race 646 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,801 8.8%

Estimated Apache Junction Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 32,297
Growth 483
Growth % 1.5%

Apache Junction Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
Irish 11.5%
English 10.7%
US/American 9.8%
Italian 5.1%
Norwegian 4.1%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Polish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Swedish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
French Canadian 1.3%
Welsh 1%
Danish 0.8%
European 0.8%
Czech 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
African 0.2%
British 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Apache Junction, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gold Canyon (85218)
Tortilla Flat (85219, 85290)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Apache Junction 31,814 $37,726
Chandler 176,581 $62,720
Fountain Hills 20,235 $68,185
Gilbert 109,697 $70,994
Mesa 396,375 $49,232
Queen Creek 4,316 $65,679
Tempe 158,625 $55,237

Wal-mart in Apache Junction

(As of 2006)
2555 West Apache Trail
(480) 380-3800
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Apache Junction High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,466 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Serves 154 students.

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A Title I School.
Serves 77 students.

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