San Tan Valley is an incorporated community and part of Pinal County with over 230,000 residents within 10 miles of the site. The area consists of both agricultural and farming as well as many master planned residential communitiessuch as Johnson Ranch, Ironwood Crossing, Pecan Creek, Morning Sun Farms, San Tan Heights, Skyline Ranch, Copper Basin, and Circle Cross Ranch.
Average household incomes within 5 miles of the site are $78,000, and incomes within 10 miles are $87,500. Housing units have increased over 4% every year since 2010,and is projected to continue to increase at this rate through 2023. Population within 10 miles of the site is 232,000 with an estimated annual growth of 3% per year through2023. This area has experienced explosive growth since 2000, and is still known for affordable housing options.