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Apache Junction, Arizona

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Welcome to Apache Junction ...

The city of Apache Junction is primarily located in Pinal County. A portion of Apache Junction extends into Maricopa County.

A typical abbreviation for Apache Junction: Apache Jct. (or less commonly used: Apache Jctn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Apache Junction has a population of 40,538 people<1> (see below for details).

Apache Junction is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Apache Junction lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Apache Junction is located in the (480) area code.

The ZIP codes for Apache Junction: 85117-85120, 85178<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Apache Junction had a population of 35,840 people (or 9.54% of the total population of Pinal County). This makes Apache Junction the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Apache Junction represents 0.56% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,840 people, the population of Apache Junction increased 12.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,814 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Apache Junction had an population of 40,538 people. This is an increase of 13.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.42% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Apache Junction.

Communities near Apache Junction ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Apache Junction and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Buckhorn   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chandler   [Map]   253,458   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fountain Hills   [Map]   24,583   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gilbert   [Map]   242,354   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gold Canyon   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Goldfield - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Apache Junction.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apache Junction. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Apache Junction. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apache Junction. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Apache Junction:

Websites for Apache Junction ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Apache Junction ...

Looking for more information about Apache Junction? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Apache Junction, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Apache Junction.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Apache Junction.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apache Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Apache Junction). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Apache Junction or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Apache Junction includes: 85117, 85118, 85119 & 85120.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Apache Junction) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Apache Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Apache Junction

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apache Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4149, Longitude: -111.5501     [Map].

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