It is bordered by Mesa city, Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Mountains. The area covered by the city is 34.2 sq. mile. No land is covered by water. The city comprises of approximately 38,131 residents. There are around 16,000 households and 9,500 families living in the area. Male proportion in the population is 48.1% and females are 51.9%. Population density is 1114 / sq. mile. The median resident age is 50 years. The racial demographics are: 91.3% Caucasian, 0.91% is African American, 0.76% is Asian, 0.79% is American Indian, and 0.06% are native Hawaiian and 6% are of different races. English and Spanish are the major languages that are spoken. Christianity is the leading religion practiced in the city.
There are 16 public schools and 1 private school in the city. Excalibur Charter School, Apache Trail High School, Apache Junction High School, and Leading Edge Prep Vista High School are some of notable schools in the territory. There is absence of University or Professional College in the city.There is a teacher for every 18 students. 11.7% residents completed their Bachelors degree, 4.1% completed Masters Degree and 0.8% passed their Professional degree exam.