Apache Junction, AZ
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Apache Junction is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 38,074 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Apache Junction is the 26th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Apache Junction is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Apache Junction is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Apache Junction who work in office and administrative support (14.20%), sales jobs (13.03%), and management occupations (7.74%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Apache Junction has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Apache Junction has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Apache Junction than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Apache Junction may be for you.

The rate of college-level education in Apache Junction is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.88% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Apache Junction in 2010 was $20,966, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,864 for a family of four. However, Apache Junction contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Apache Junction home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Apache Junction residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Apache Junction also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Apache Junction include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Apache Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.