Queen Creek, Arizona

Coordinates: 33°14′55″N 111°38′03″W / 33.24861°N 111.63417°W / 33.24861; -111.63417
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Queen Creek, Arizona
Queen Creek Town Hall
Queen Creek Town Hall
Flag of Queen Creek, Arizona
Official seal of Queen Creek, Arizona
Location in Maricopa and Pinal counties
Location in Maricopa and Pinal counties
Queen Creek is located in Arizona
Queen Creek
Queen Creek
Queen Creek is located in the United States
Queen Creek
Queen Creek
Coordinates: 33°14′55″N 111°38′03″W / 33.24861°N 111.63417°W / 33.24861; -111.63417[1]
Country United States
State Arizona
CountiesMaricopa, Pinal
 • MayorJeff Brown (interim)
 • Total40.81 sq mi (105.70 km2)
 • Land40.79 sq mi (105.64 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation1,421 ft (433 m)
 • Total59,519
 • Density1,459.26/sq mi (563.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP codes
85142 (Queen Creek)
85140 (San Tan Valley)
85212 (Mesa)
Area code480
FIPS code04-58150
GNIS feature ID2412518[1]

Queen Creek is a town just east of Chandler, in Arizona. The population was 59,519 as of the 2020 census,[3] up from 26,361 at the 2010 census.[4] It is a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona located in the far southeast area of the Phoenix metropolitan area. In 2023, a large battery factory was scheduled for 2025.[5]


From the Post Office form on file at the National Archives, Queen Creek was originally known as "Rittenhouse", the community growing up out of a railroad stop.[6] In 1919 the Queen Creek Farms Company was formed by C. H. Rittenhouse, constructing that railroad stop to ship the goods from the farm.[6] Its eponymous creek (now a usually dry arroyo), Queen Creek, flowed through Queen Canyon and was named for the Silver Queen Mine, but it was originally called "Picket Post Creek".[6]


The town of Queen Creek is primarily within Maricopa County, but the town limits extend into Pinal County on the eastern and southern borders. The town is bordered to the south and east in Pinal County by the unincorporated community of San Tan Valley (population 96,692).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Queen Creek has a total area of 40.8 square miles (106 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.06%, are water.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census of 2010, there were 26,361 people, 8,557 households, residing in the town. The population density was 167.3 inhabitants per square mile (64.6/km2). There were 8,557 housing units at an average density of 49.6 per square mile (19.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 82.1% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 6.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 14.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. 17.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,218 households, out of which 50.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.8% were non-families. 8.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.54 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the town, the population age spread was: 35.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $63,702, and the median income for a family was $65,679. Males had a median income of $45,000 versus $31,447 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,592. About 6.0% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


The town of Queen Creek is served by six public school districts, as well as public charter schools and a private school. Queen Creek Unified School District serves the greatest number of Queen Creek students.

The other public district schools serving Queen Creek are the Higley Unified School District, Chandler Unified School District, Florence Unified School District, J. O. Combs Unified School District, and the Apache Junction Unified School District.[8]

Public charter schools serving QC students include:

Higher education offerings include Communiversity at Queen Creek (Rio Salado College).[9]

Notable people[edit]

Historic properties[edit]

There are various properties in the town of Queen Creek which are considered historical and have been included either in the National Register of Historic Places[10] or listed as such by the San Tan Historical Society. The following are images of some of these properties with a short description of the same.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Queen Creek, Arizona
  2. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Arizona". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Queen Creek town, Arizona: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Colthorpe, Andy (March 24, 2023). "LG Energy Solution building US factory with 16GWh dedicated to battery storage". Energy Storage News.
  6. ^ a b c Granger, Byrd Howell (1983). Arizona's Names (X Marks the Place). Tucson, AZ: The Falconer Publishing Company. pp. 508 & 525. ISBN 0918080185.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/rest/directories/arcgisoutput/Utilities/PrintingTools_GPServer/_ags_dd65eee4-c3e0-11ed-9bf6-0025b5316b16.jpg[bare URL]
  9. ^ "Communiversity at Queen Creek". riosalado.edu. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "National Register of Historical Places – Arizona (AZ), Maricopa County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved January 28, 2016.

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