Queen Creek, Arizona
|Queen Creek, Arizona|
Queen Creek Town Hall
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
|• Mayor||Gail Barney|
|• Total||28.5 sq mi (73.8 km2)|
|• Land||28.5 sq mi (73.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,404 ft (428 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||29,673|
|• Density||644.5/sq mi (248.9/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (no DST) (UTC-7)|
Queen Creek is a town in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. The population was 26,361 at the 2010 census. Between 2000 and 2013, Queen Creek's population grew 814.7%, the 2nd fastest growth in Arizona when combining the statistics for Queen Creek and San Tan Valley.
Queen Creek is located at  The Town of Queen Creek is primarily within Maricopa County, but the Town Limits also extend into Pinal County on the eastern and southern borders. Even further to the east and south of QC Town Limits in Pinal County is a large (est. 87,000 population in 2015) unincorporated community commonly called San Tan Valley.(33.263101, -111.634685).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.8 km²), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 26,361 people, 1,218 households, and 1,074 families residing in the town. The population density was 167.3 people per square mile (64.6/km²). There were 1,281 housing units at an average density of 49.6 per square mile (19.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.14% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 6.53% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 14.30% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. 29.98% 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 QC students are Higley Unified School District, Chandler Unified School District, J.O. Combs Unified School District, Florence Unified School District and Coolidge Unified School District
Public charter schools serving QC students include... American Leadership Academy is a local public charter district with a K-6 school and 7-12 high school located on the same campus at the southwest corner of Hawes Road and Chandler Heights Blvd.
Higher Education offerings include Communiversity at Queen Creek.
- The American Heritage Festival - Since 2003 the largest annual educational living history event in AZ and the Southwestern US. (http://www.americanheritagefestival.com/).
- Schnepf Farms - a family operated farm that holds frequent festivals (http://www.schnepffarms.com/).
- The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (http://www.qcpac.com/)
- Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre - a large, publicly owned and operated equestrian facility that hosts regional events (http://www.queencreek.org/hpec).
- Queen Creek Library - the newest branch of the Maricopa County Library District that opened November 8, 2008 (http://www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=712).
- Barney Family Sports Complex - a privately owned and operated indoor sports facility. (http://www.thebfsc.com/).
- Queen Creek Olive Mill - a family owned company that grows and presses olives for the production of high quality extra virgin. It was featured on the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. olive oil (http://www.queencreekolivemill.com/).
- Rittenhouse Elementary School/San Tan Historical Society Museum
Forbes Magazine- Queen Creek, Arizona – recently named one of Forbes’ most friendly towns in the U.S.
Historic properties in Queen Creek
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 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.
|Historical Structures in Queen Creek, Arizona
(NRHP = National Register of Historic Places)
(STHS = San Tan Historical Society.)
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
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- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 10, 2014.
- National Register of Historic Places
- Queen Creek movers
- Queen Creek town limits
- Queen Creek Named NerdWallet's 2nd City on the Rise in Arizona