Queen Creek, Arizona

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Queen Creek, Arizona

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Queen Creek Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Queen Creek People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Queen Creek, Arizona

Comparing Queen Creek 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 8
Racial Diversity 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Age of the Population 1 4
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 2
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Queen Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Gilbert, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SE of Mesa, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85242
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85227
Phone Area Codes 480
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.248
Longitude -111.633

Queen Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 51 to 84 F
Jul Temp 76 to 104 F
Oct Temp 57 to 86 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches
Station MESA
Distance 15.7 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
Station TEMPE A S U
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 68 F
Apr Temp 52 to 85 F
Jul Temp 76 to 104 F
Oct Temp 58 to 89 F
Annual Precip 9.3 inches
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Queen Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,316 100%
Male 2,209 51.2%
Female 2,107 48.8%
Under 18 1,528 35.4%
18+ 2,788 64.6%
65+ 209 4.8%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 3.77
White 3,545 82.1%
African-American 15 0.3%
Asian 14 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.5%
Other 617 14.3%
Mixed Race 99 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,294 30%

Estimated Queen Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,628
Growth 12,312
Growth % 285.3%

Queen Creek 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.5%
German 15.4%
English 13.5%
US/American 10.9%
Irish 7.1%
Italian 3.6%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
European 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Danish 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Russian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chandler Heights (85227, 85242)

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)
Queen Creek 4,316 $65,679
Apache Junction 31,814 $37,726
Chandler 176,581 $62,720
Gilbert 109,697 $70,994
Mesa 396,375 $49,232
Tempe 158,625 $55,237

Starbucks in Queen Creek

(As of 2005)
18495 E Queen Creek Rd
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Queen Creek High Schools (2004)

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Serves 785 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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