Cordes Junction, at the intersection of Arizona State Route 69 and I-17, is located within the CDP of Cordes Lakes.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28 km2), all of it land.
There is one shallow man-made lake that often dries up in the summer, especially during times of drought.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,058 people, 866 households, and 582 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 189.2 people per square mile (73.0/km²). There were 1,079 housing units at an average density of 99.2/sq mi (38.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.50% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 6.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.