||The Arizona City Story:
When Jack McRae, then president of the Arizona City Development Corporation decided to develop 2 1/2 acres of land in Arizona City in January of 1959, the driving force behind it was the water. Located in the Santa Cruz Valley, south of Casa Grande, and midway between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona City boasts one of the purest water sources in the state. Surveys had shown that in certain areas in the Santa Cruz Valley, close to the Sawtooth Mountains, southwest of Arizona City, there existed an abundance of deep water.
The first Post Office was established on April 1, 1962 with J. David Knudson as the first Postmaster General. Arizona City was first listed on an Arizona State Highway map in 1963 by Rand McNally. (On a side note, there was an Arizona City in Yavapai County near a mining town in the late 19th century. It is uncertain how the name Arizona City was chosen.)
Statistics from: City-Data.com 2000 census.
Population (year 2000): 4,385
Zip code: 85223.
Estimated median household income in 2005: $43,000 (it was $37,432 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $118,600 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Elevation: 1510 feet
Land area: 6.10 square miles.
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