Apache Junction, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Apache Junction, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Apache Junction had a population of 39,065 as of July 1, 2016. Apache Junction ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Apache Junction is located at latitude 33.3983 and longitude -111.5353 in Pinal County. The formal boundaries for the City of Apache Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pinal County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,722 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Apache Junction are located in Pinal County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Maricopa County.

The City of Apache Junction (GNIS ID: 2409718) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Apache Junction is located within North Pinal Division of Pinal County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Apache Junction population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Apache Junction, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,065
Population in Households 38,786
Population in Familes 28,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 16,821
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 9,942
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,060 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,762 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,608 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $86,151
Average Home Value $124,660


Median Household Income $37,832
Average Household Income $48,542
Per Capita Income $21,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 0.89%
Households 1.24% 0.69%
Families 0.95% 0.59%
Median Household Income   -0.85%
Per Capita Income   0.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Apache Junction, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Apache Junction to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 94th
Population Density1 # 56 88th
Diversity Index2 # 211 53rd
Median Household Income # 224 51st
Per Capita Income # 180 60th

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