Apache Junction, AZ

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Living in Apache Junction

Apache Junction is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 40,538 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Apache Junction is the 26th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities, Apache Junction isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Apache Junction are a mix 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 (16.51%), sales jobs (13.44%), and maintenance occupations (6.75%).

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Apache Junction rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.73% of adults 25 and older in Apache Junction have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Apache Junction in 2010 was $23,307, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,228 for a family of four. However, Apache Junction contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Apache Junction is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native 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 14.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Apache Junction include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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