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San Tan Valley, Arizona

San Tan Valley, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
Population (2010)
 • Total 81,321
Time zone Mountain (MST) (no daylight saving time) (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 480

San Tan Valley is a census-designated place in northern Pinal County, Arizona. It is a bedroom community located in the Phoenix metropolitan area's southeastern suburbs. As of the census of 2010, the population of San Tan Valley was 81,321.[1]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Emergency Services 5
  • In popular culture 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


San Tan Valley derives its name from the nearby

  • Greater San Tan Chamber of Commerce
  • Google Map of San Tan Valley, Arizona

External links

  1. ^
  2. ^ Boggan, Sarah (2007-04-09). "Homeowners near Queen Creek struggle with identity crisis". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ Gardiner, Dustin (2009-06-24). "Residents pick San Tan Valley as area's new name".  
  4. ^ Anderson, J Craig (2004-04-20). "Florence officials vote against San Tan city". East Valley Tribune. 
  5. ^ Keim, Amanda (2009-06-18). "Pinal area ponders new name, incorporation". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  6. ^ Kamp, Chase. "Queen Creek Town Council says yes to STV". San Tan Valley Today. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ 2010 population report for San Tan Valley
  9. ^ "'"Sons of Anarchy, episode 4x04, 'Una Venta. Springfield! Springfield! Episode Scripts. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Property Record Search: San Tan Valley - East Vesper Trail". 
  11. ^ "'"Sons of Anarchy, episode 4x04, 'Una Venta. Springfield! Springfield! Episode Scripts. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 


  • In Sons of Anarchy S4/E4, "Una Venta", Huff orders the SAMTAZ charter to help SAMCRO shake the van tailing them by taking the crew down the Vesper Trail,[9] (which is in the San Tan Valley),[10] and then blowing up a grease truck to close the section of road separating the Sons and their tail.[11]

In popular culture

Pinal County Sheriff's Office Rural Metro Fire

Emergency Services

San Tan Valley is serviced by the following school districts. Each district has its own high school located within San Tan Valley:


In 2010 San Tan Valley had a population of 81,321. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 66.2% non-Hispanic white, 5.0% black or African American, 1.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.2% non-Hispanic reporting some other race and 23.4% Hispanic or Latino.[8]


Situated east of the San Tan Mountains, the community is located in the Sonoran Desert. As such, it experiences the hot, arid summers and moderate winters that typify the area.

San Tan Valley is located in the unincorporated area between the towns of Queen Creek to the north and west, and Florence to the south. The area is also bound by the San Tan Mountains Regional Park on the west and the Gila River Indian Community on the southwest. The area consists largely of master planned communities, such as Johnson Ranch, Ironwood Crossing, Pecan Creek South, San Tan Heights, Skyline Ranch, Copper Basin and Circle Cross Ranch.[7]

San Tan Valley is located at (33.170462, -111.572170).


The area, which had consisted primarily of undeveloped desert and agriculture prior to 2000, experienced considerable growth in the early part of the decade. As early as 2004, attempts to incorporate the area were underway. An initial attempt, which proposed a name of simply "San Tan" for the area, was blocked by the neighboring town of Florence after rural residents there expressed concern that allowing incorporation would accelerate the urbanization of the area.[4] A subsequent effort in 2005 failed to gain traction. Following the renaming of the area in 2009, a renewed effort at incorporation sought to put the issue to a vote in 2010, this time with the support of Pinal County.[5] The Town Council of Florence unanimously rejected a resolution that would have approved San Tan Valley's proposed boundaries over concerns of their allotment of state shared revenue.[6]


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