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Saint Johns, Arizona

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Welcome to Saint Johns ...

The city of Saint Johns is located in Apache County<1> and is the County Seat for Apache County.

A typical abbreviation for Saint Johns: St. Johns

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Johns has a population of 3,514 people<2> (see below for details).

Saint Johns was established in 1873.

The community of Saint Johns is 5,740 feet [1,750 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Saint Johns is about 1 mile [or 1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Saint Johns and travel east, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Saint Johns is located in the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Saint Johns: 85936<4>

Websites for Saint Johns ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Johns had an population of 3,514 people. This is an increase of 0.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Johns had a population of 3,480 people. This makes Saint Johns the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Saint Johns represents 0.05% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,480 people, the population of Saint Johns increased 6.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,269 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Johns.

Communities Also Named Saint Johns ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Saint Johns - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saint Johns.

Communities near Saint Johns ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint Johns.

  • Concho (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Vernon (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Springerville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springerville
    • Springerville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the south of Saint Johns and is located in Apache County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springerville<6>
  • Eagar (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagar
    • Eagar lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the south of Saint Johns and is located in Apache County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<6>
  • Greer (34 miles [54.7 km] to the south)
  • White Mountain Lake (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
  • Nutrioso (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
  • McNary (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Snowflake (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
    • Snowflake lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<5> to the west of Saint Johns and is located in Navajo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,114 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowflake<6>
  • Fence Lake (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)

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 Saint Johns. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Johns.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Johns. 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 Saint Johns.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Johns. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Johns.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Johns ...

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

Adding Saint Johns to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Saint Johns was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Saint Johns on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Arizona and New Mexico (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Saint Johns on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Apache, 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 Saint Johns.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Johns - 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 city (such as Saint Johns). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Johns or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Johns) 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 Saint Johns. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint JohnsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Johns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5068, Longitude: -109.3679    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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