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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Apache Junction is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 39,674. Apache Junction is in Pinal County. Living in Apache Junction offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Apache Junction there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Apache Junction and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Apache Junction...
Population
39,674

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Apache Junction Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    157.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    286.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,394.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    194
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Apache Junction

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,115
National
$55,322
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It is a quiet and relaxing city with many family owned businesses. Great community! Plenty of activities to do every month. Easy access to restaurants and shopping malls.
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Apache Junction is an amazing place to live. I lived near the corner of Idaho and Apache Trail and I enjoyed every moment of it. I have lived in many areas in the Valley of the Sun for the past 22 years, and it goes beyond what people think of the place. Located just 30 minutes East of Phoenix, Apache Junction has great things to do. The best thing you can experience out there is the view of the Superstition Mountains, which is right at your doorstep. There are a few trails out here that are great for morning starters and evening runners alike. Canyon Lake is right up the road as well sitting just 15 minutes from town. Goldfield Ghost town And Miner's Grill out there provide great food and entertainment as well. Schools are great out there. I have had no issues with my children going to the schools out here. The quiet nights and beautiful sunrises are more than enough to get you going.
Apache Junction is a nice, small, and relatively quiet city at the base of the beautiful Superstition Mountain range. I enjoy living in Apache Junction because it isn't very crowded, there's quick access to several great hiking trails and other outdoor recreational activities, and it's only a short drive to get to the more metropolitan areas. Overall, Apache Junction is a nice community of hard working people, but I would like to see some changes made. There is a lot of garbage and unsightly properties in town, and a lot of drug use and transients.