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Apache Junction is a city in Pinal County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area. (The community straddles Pinal and Maricopa counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
So named because it was at a junction of the Apache Trail
The latitude of Apache Junction is 33.415N. The longitude is -111.548W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,722 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,027.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Apache Junction demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pinal County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85220 ZIP code.
21% of Apache Junction residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Apache Junction ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Apache Junction was $16,806, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Apache Junction residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Apache Junction, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Libraries in Apache Junction include Apache Junction Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Apache Junction include Apache Junction News
Pinal County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Apache Junction political report.
The average commute time for Apache Junction workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Apache Junction between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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