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Welcome to Queen Creek ...

The town of Queen Creek is primarily located in Maricopa County<1>. A portion of Queen Creek extends into Pinal County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Queen Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1913.

A typical abbreviation for Queen Creek: Queen Crk. (or less commonly used: Queen Ck. or Queen Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Queen Creek has a population of 54,655 people<2> (see below for details).

Queen Creek is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Queen Creek: (480)

The ZIP code for Queen Creek: 85242<4>

Websites for Queen Creek ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Queen Creek had an population of 54,655 people. This is an increase of 107.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1,166.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Queen Creek had a population of 26,361 people. This makes Queen Creek the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Queen Creek represents 0.41% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,361 people, the population of Queen Creek increased 510.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,316 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Queen Creek.

Communities near Queen Creek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Queen Creek.

  • Mesa
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528,159 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa <5>
  • Chandler
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Gilbert
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Apache Junction
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Coolidge
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Higley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Santan
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
    • Santan is located in Pinal County
  • Sonora
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
    • Sonora is located in Maricopa County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora <5>
  • Silver Spur Village
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spur Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spur Village
    • Silver Spur Village is located in Maricopa County
  • Stotonic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotonic
    • Stotonic is located in Pinal County
    • Stotonic has also been known as:
    • Stetonic
    • Stotonik

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Queen Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Queen Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Queen Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Queen Creek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Queen Creek. See our Newspapers Page for Queen Creek.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Queen Creek ...

Looking for more information about Queen Creek? 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 Queen Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Queen Creek.

Adding Queen Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Queen Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Queen Creek was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Queen Creek post office opened in 1913.

We also found Queen Creek on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arizona (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Queen Creek.

The official website for Queen Creek:

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Queen Creek.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Queen Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Queen Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Queen Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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