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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,775
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens31.4%
Employed Population 16+12,329
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,008
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,241
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,746
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$790
Median House Value$89,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
Irish9.6%
English9.2%
Italian3.7%
Swedish3.1%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Norwegian2.5%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Danishn1.5%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.4%
African0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
German0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Apache Junction Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinal County
Standard Zip Codes85117, 85119, 85120, 85178, 85118
Phone Area Codes480, 928, 520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.42
Approximate Longitude-111.54

Apache Junction Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationAPACHE JUNCTION 5 NE
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 65 F
Apr Temp51 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 104 F
Oct Temp58 to 86 F
Annual Precip12.2 inches
StationSTEWART MOUNTAIN
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp49 to 83 F
Jul Temp74 to 104 F
Oct Temp55 to 87 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches
StationMESA
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 106 F
Oct Temp59 to 89 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chandler242,131$86,590
Fountain Hills23,863$90,231
Gilbert226,832$93,935
Mesa470,456$60,388
Queen Creek30,849$99,645
Tempe174,708$66,061

Apache Junction Public Libraries

Apache Junction Public Library
1177 NORTH IDAHO ROAD
Apache Junction, Arizona
(480) 474-8570

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Apache Junction Hospitals

Banner Goldfield Medical Center
2050 West Southern Avenue
(480) 237-3200

Apache Junction Public Schools

Avalon Elementary
1045 South San Marcos, #113
ZIP: 85120
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Evit - Apache Junction High School
2525 S. Ironwood Dr
ZIP: 85120
High
Excalibur Charter School
1045 South San Marcos
ZIP: 85120
High
Total Enrollment 17
Superstition Mountain On-line School
1575 W. Southern Ave.
ZIP: 85120
High
Total Enrollment 19
Peralta Trail Elementary School
10965 E. Peralta Rd.
ZIP: 85218
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Desert Vista Elementary School
3701 E Broadway
ZIP: 85219
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Four Peaks Elementary School
1755 N Idaho Road
ZIP: 85219
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Apache Junction High School
2525 S Ironwood Dr
ZIP: 85220
High
Total Enrollment 1304
Apache Trail High School
945 West Apache Trail
ZIP: 85220
High
Total Enrollment 164
Cactus Canyon Junior High
801 West Southern Avenue
ZIP: 85220
Middle
Total Enrollment 780
Imagine Prep Superstition
1843 W. 16th Ave.
ZIP: 85220
High
Total Enrollment 177
Imagine Superstition Middle
1843 West 16th Avenue
ZIP: 85220
Middle
Total Enrollment 93
Mountain Shadows Education Center - Closed
2805 S. Ironwood Dr.
ZIP: 85220
Superstition Mountain Elementary School
550 South Ironwood
ZIP: 85220
Primary
Total Enrollment 673

Apache Junction Private Schools

Mountain Brook Montessori Academy
1130 E Bropadway Ave
ZIP: 85119
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
Bridges Early Childhood Ed
10257 E Apache Trl
ZIP: 85120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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