Apache Junction spans two counties in Arizona, Maricopa and Pinal. The town is located just east of Mesa and boasts warm climate, scenic desert vistas, many fun things to do and a diverse population.
The population of Apache Junction is just over 38,000 as of 2014. The demographics of residents living there are a mix of whites and Hispanics. Approximately 49 percent of the population is male and 51 percent is female. The median age of residents is about 41 years old. About 61 percent of the population of Apache Junction is married and the median household income is about $37,000 compared to the national Arizona average of $48,000. The income per capita is $21,000 which is closer to Arizona's average. The unemployment rate stands at 8 percent as of April 2015 compared to the national rate of 5.1 percent.
About 87 percent of the residents speak English, with eleven percent speaking Spanish. The majority of the folks in Apache Junction are Caucasian, which is a bit above the average of Caucasians in Arizona.
Sixteen of the 1,863 Arizona public schools are in this town along with one private school. The student teacher ratio is small at approximately 18:1 and there are no universities within the town limits.
Home values in Apache Junction average $95,000, whereas the median home price in the state of Arizona is approximately $176,000. The majority of residents are homeowners and Apache Junction does have a high percentage of mobile homes.
The crime rate is a bit above the average but the crimes are mostly theft. Residents rank the livability rate in Apache Junction at a proud 79 percent which encompasses amenities, weather, high graduation rates and a low cost of living.
While goods and services, grocers, and health care are a bit more expensive in Apache Junction, housing is much lower. The overall cost of living in Apache Junction is lower than the state and national averages.
Temperatures can range from 110 degrees in the summer to the low 40's in winter. Air quality is average for most of the year. To learn more about the town visit www.apachejunction.com.