Apache Junction, Arizona

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Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the U.S. state of Arizona. According to 2008 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 32,776, most of whom lived in Pinal County.[2]

Apache Junction is named for the junction of the Apache Trail and U.S. Highway 60. Superstition Mountain, the westernmost peak of the Superstition Mountains, is nearby.

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Geography

Apache Junction is at 33°24′54″N 111°32′46″W / 33.415035°N 111.546025°W / 33.415035; -111.546025.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 34.2 square miles (88.7 km²), all land.

The town is bounded by the Superstition Mountains (a federal wilderness area and home of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine) on the east, the Goldfield Mountains with the Bulldog Recreation Area on the north and the city of Mesa, Arizona on the west.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 31,814 people, 13,775 households, and 9,008 families residing in the city. The population density was 929.3 people per square mile (358.9/km²). There were 22,771 housing units at an average density of 665.1/sq mi (256.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.66% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.11% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.80% of the population.

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