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Navajo County, Arizona
County
Navajo County
Historic Navajo County Courthouse and Museum cropped.jpg
Historic Navajo County Courthouse and Museum in Holbrook
Seal of Navajo County, Arizona
Seal
Map of Arizona highlighting Navajo County
Location in the U.S. state of Arizona
Map of the United States highlighting Arizona
Arizona's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 21, 1895
Seat Holbrook
Largest city Show Low
Area
 • Total9,960 sq mi (25,796 km2)
 • Land9,950 sq mi (25,770 km2)
 • Water9.3 sq mi (24 km2), 0.09%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)108,956
 • Density11/sq mi (4/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7
Website www.navajocountyaz.gov

Navajo County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 107,449. [1] The county seat is Holbrook. [2]

Navajo County comprises the Show Low, Arizona Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Navajo County contains parts of the Hopi Indian reservation, the Navajo Nation, and Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

History

Navajo County was split from Apache County on March 21, 1895. The first county sheriff was Commodore Perry Owens, a legendary gunman who had previously served as the sheriff of Apache County. It was the location for many of the events of the Pleasant Valley War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 9,960 square miles (25,800 km2), of which 9,950 square miles (25,800 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (0.09%) is water. [3]

Navajo County offers not only the Monument Valley, but Keams Canyon, part of the Petrified Forest National Park, and one of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America.

Adjacent counties

Indian reservations

Navajo County has 6,632.73 square miles (17,178.7 km2) of federally designated Indian reservation within its borders, the third most of any county in the United States (neighboring Apache County and Coconino County are first and second). In descending order of territory within the county, the reservations are the Navajo Nation, Hopi Indian Reservation, and Fort Apache Indian Reservation, all of which are partly located within Navajo County.

National protected areas

Petroglyphs at Rock Art Canyon Ranch near Winslow

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19008,829
191011,47129.9%
192016,07740.2%
193021,20231.9%
194025,30919.4%
195029,44616.3%
196037,99429.0%
197047,71525.6%
198067,62941.7%
199077,65814.8%
200097,47025.5%
2010107,44910.2%
Est. 2017108,956 [4]1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2017 [1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, there were 97,470 people, 30,043 households, and 23,073 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 47,413 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 47.74% Native American, 45.91% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.15% from other races, and 55.94% from two or more races. 8.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.77% reported speaking Navajo at home, 5.94% other Southern Athabaskan languages, 4.71% Spanish, and 3.23% Hopi. [9]

There were 30,043 households out of which 40.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.20% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the county, the population was spread out with 35.40% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,569, and the median income for a family was $32,409. Males had a median income of $30,509 versus $21,621 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,609. About 23.40% of families and 29.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.60% of those under age 18 and 20.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 107,449 people, 35,658 households, and 25,923 families residing in the county. [10] The population density was 10.8 inhabitants per square mile (4.2/km2). There were 56,938 housing units at an average density of 5.7 per square mile (2.2/km2). [11] The racial makeup of the county was 49.3% white, 43.4% American Indian, 0.9% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.4% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.8% of the population. [10] In terms of ancestry, 13.7% were German, 12.5% were English, 9.3% were Irish, and 2.3% were American. [12]

Of the 35,658 households, 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families, and 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.50. The median age was 34.7 years. [10]

The median income for a household in the county was $39,774 and the median income for a family was $45,906. Males had a median income of $41,516 versus $28,969 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,745. About 19.1% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.6% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over. [13]

Politics

Navajo County leans towards the Republican Party. Although its Native American population makes up nearly half of the county, a demographic that politically favors those of the Democratic Party, the county has a strong LDS presence (particularly in population centers such as Snowflake) that normally allows Republican candidates to carry the county by small margins. However, the last (2018) gubernatorial and Senate midterm races, the county voted Republican over Democrat by large margins (56.4%-41.5% and 51.2%-45.4% respectively).

Presidential elections results
Navajo County Presidential election results [14] [15]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 51.1% 20,577 40.9% 16,459 8.1% 3,258
2012 53.1% 19,884 45.2% 16,945 1.7% 636
2008 55.0% 19,761 43.4% 15,579 1.7% 592
2004 53.3% 17,277 45.7% 14,815 1.0% 312
2000 49.3% 12,386 46.9% 11,794 3.9% 967
1996 37.1% 9,262 51.8% 12,912 11.1% 2,764
1992 32.5% 7,994 44.2% 10,882 23.4% 5,762
1988 52.8% 10,393 45.9% 9,023 1.3% 261
1984 58.1% 11,379 41.0% 8,017 0.9% 182
1980 63.9% 10,790 30.3% 5,110 5.8% 982
1976 46.7% 6,796 50.3% 7,323 3.0% 441
1972 60.5% 6,999 34.6% 4,003 4.9% 570
1968 51.0% 4,596 32.5% 2,930 16.5% 1,486
1964 50.5% 4,870 49.4% 4,770 0.1% 9
1960 57.2% 4,090 42.7% 3,052 0.1% 9
1956 65.8% 3,928 34.1% 2,033 0.2% 9
1952 57.3% 3,478 42.7% 2,593
1948 40.3% 1,841 58.5% 2,669 1.2% 56
1944 37.1% 1,579 62.6% 2,660 0.3% 13
1940 33.4% 1,533 66.4% 3,052 0.3% 12
1936 25.4% 1,052 73.3% 3,037 1.3% 53
1932 30.1% 1,248 62.8% 2,602 7.1% 296
1928 55.0% 1,608 45.0% 1,316
1924 42.9% 1,060 27.7% 684 29.4% 727
1920 51.1% 1,078 48.9% 1,031
1916 30.5% 574 65.9% 1,240 3.6% 67
1912 22.9% 168 39.1% 287 38.1% 280

Education

School districts that serve the county include:

Transportation

Major highways

Airports

The following public-use airports are located within the county: [16]

Communities

Cities

Towns

Ghost Towns in Navajo County

Census-designated places

Other communities

Indian communities

County population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Navajo County. [17] [18]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Municipal type Incorporated
1 Show Low 10,660 City 1953
2 Winslow 9,655 City 1900
3 Snowflake 5,590 Town 1953 (founded)
4 Kayenta 5,189 CDP
5 Holbrook 5,053 City 1917
6 Pinetop-Lakeside 4,282 Town 1984
7 Taylor 4,112 Town 1966
8 Whiteriver 4,104 CDP
9 Lake of the Woods 4,094 CDP
10 Heber-Overgaard 2,822 CDP
11 Linden 2,597 CDP
12 White Mountain Lake 2,205 CDP
13 Pinetop Country Club 1,794 CDP
14 Cibecue 1,730 CDP
15 Wagon Wheel 1,652 CDP
16 First Mesa 1,555 CDP
17 North Fork 1,417 CDP
18 Joseph City 1,386 CDP
19 Dilkon 1,184 CDP
20 Rainbow City 968 CDP
21 Second Mesa 962 CDP
22 Hotevilla-Bacavi 957 CDP
23 Pinon 904 CDP
24 Shongopovi 831 CDP
25 Whitecone 817 CDP
26 Hondah 812 CDP
27 Low Mountain 757 CDP
28 Kykotsmovi Village 746 CDP
29 Seven Mile 707 CDP
30 East Fork 699 CDP
31 Shonto 591 CDP
32 Greasewood 547 CDP
33 McNary (mostly in Apache County) 528 CDP
34 Chilchinbito 506 CDP
35 Pinedale 487 CDP
36 Tees Toh 448 CDP
37 Winslow West (partially in Coconino County) 438 CDP
38 Clay Springs 401 CDP
39 Sun Valley 316 CDP
40 Keams Canyon 304 CDP
41 Turkey Creek 294 CDP
42 Jeddito 293 CDP
43 Indian Wells 255 CDP
44 Woodruff 191 CDP
45 Oljato-Monument Valley 154 CDP
46 Fort Apache 143 CDP
47 Seba Dalkai 136 CDP
48 Hard Rock 94 CDP

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 23, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Language Map Data Center". Mla.org. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  15. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 42-44 ISBN  0405077114
  16. ^ Navajo County Public and Private Airports, Arizona:
  17. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/
  18. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/block/2010/

External links



NAVAJO COUNTY ARIZONA Latitude and Longitude:

35°29′52″N 110°17′23″W / 35.49778°N 110.28972°W / 35.49778; -110.28972