B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$735
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

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
    213
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    914
    1
  • Theft
    2,170
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,671
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Apache Junction Reviews

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I currently reside in Apache Junction, although not every community in this suburb of Phoenix is shady and sketchy, a majority of them are. I personally live the area because I honestly feel better about myself. My socioeconomic status is low income but not as low as my counterparts which honestly make me feel more confident. Overall there is a risk of burglaries and cop cars outside your front door on a daily basis but its where I call home and if you feel like you can handle your own and want cheap rent Apache Junction is the spot.
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I love the small-town vibe and community warmth with my neighbors. We are on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle, so things are a little more slow paced. The views don't hurt either!
I just recently moved to Apache junction. It has a stigma for trailers and being run down. But all the people I have met are so friendly and there are quite a few neighborhoods that put a lot of love into their homes. I like that it's not far from everything but it feels far. Like you're living in the mountains and can see the stars at night. I'd love to see it cleaned up a bit, and the roads worked on. When we get any rain it FLOODS, big time. Over all though I like being so close to the mountains, you almost forget you're in the desert every once in a while.