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A Apache Junction Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Apache Junction Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Arizona
Apache Junction
8515% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Apache Junction cost of living
B Apache Junction Crime Total crime is 34% lower than Arizona
Total crime
2,07120% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4920% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Apache Junction crime
D- Apache Junction Employment Household income is 26% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$38,05331% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,49225% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
Apache Junction employment
A- Apache Junction Housing Home value is 49% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$89,60051% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79017% lower than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Apache Junction real estate or Apache Junction rentals
F Apache Junction Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Arizona
High school grad. rates
79%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
29%40% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:115% higher than the US average
Apache Junction K-12 schools

Living in Apache Junction, AZ

Apache Junction is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 37,775 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Apache Junction is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are American Indian and Alaskan and Black. The Apache Junction population appears to be aging at a faster rate than normal. The median age is currently 52, which is on the high side when compared to most other cities. Apache Junction has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 79% of the population is classified as married and 77% have kids.

Are you trying to decide if living in Apache Junction is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Apache Junction and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Apache Junction to Arizona and the national average.

Apache Junction has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #35 in Arizona and #4,931 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Apache Junction could be a great choice! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Apache Junction ranks well for amenities (A), crime (B-), cost of living (A-), weather (B-) and housing (A-). Regrettably for Apache Junction, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: education (F) and employment (D-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Apache Junction on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Goldfield Ghost Town, Dolly Steamboat, and Lost Dutchman State Park.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 197 crimes per 100,000 residents, Apache Junction has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Apache Junction can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Apache Junction is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Apache Junction come in at $89,600, which is 49.3% lower than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Apache Junction, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 31.4% lower than the Arizona average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Apache Junction were 9.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.8%.

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Apache Junction, AZ - City Review

I just loved living in Apache Junction, Arizona. As part of the Phoenix metro area, Apache Junction is a community of approximately 38,000 people located just outside of Mesa, Arizona. Like every city in Arizona, this city felt the impact of the real estate crisis in 2009. However, it bounced back to life and is now considered one of the best little small towns in Arizona.

The city has several golf courses for everyone, from novice to the professional. Shadowed by the Superstition Mountains, this area is home to several national and local parks. If you enjoy sunshine every day of the year, you will love living in the city of Apache Junction. With a typical high temperature of ninety-five degrees in the summer and fifty-one degrees in the middle of January, this community is ideal for anyone who wants to escape the long cold winter season.

So, if you love beautiful weather and outdoor recreation this is the ideal city to call home. This is a safe place to live, the crime rate is lower than the national average.

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Source: The Apache Junction, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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