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The City of Apache Junction had a population of 38,201 as of July 1, 2022. 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 33.415 and longitude -111.5496 in Pinal County. The formal boundaries for the City of Apache Junction 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 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.

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Apache Junction, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 38,201 (100%)
Population in Households 37,894 (99.2%)
Population in Families 27,862 (72.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 307 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 1,089
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $50,906
Average Household Income $67,282
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $30,254
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 22,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,436 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,524 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,109 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $164,332
Average Home Value $208,048
Housing Affordability Index3 149


Total Households 16,961
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 9,730
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.34% 0.20%
Households -0.24% 0.17%
Families   0.13%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   3.71%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%

Apache Junction, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Apache Junction to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 30 94th
Population Density # 64 87th
Median Household Income # 206 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 309 66th
Per Capita Income # 171 64th
Diversity Index # 202 57th

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