Chinle, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 4,518. Population change since 2000: -15.8%
Males: 2,190  (48.5%)
Females: 2,328  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  25.6 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 86503.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,864 (it was $27,324 in 2000)
Chinle:

$35,864
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,637 (it was $8,755 in 2000)

Chinle CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,227 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Chinle:

$60,227
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $475.

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  • Races in Chinle, AZ (2013)

    Chinle races chart
    • 3,75281.2%American Indian alone
    • 3557.7%White alone
    • 2154.7%Hispanic
    • 1904.1%Two or more races
    • 671.5%Black alone
    • 681.5%Asian alone

Races in Chinle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chinle: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5534 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles.

Population density: 282 people per square mile   (very low).

Chinle, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Chinle:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 31.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chinle CDP:

  • Never married: 59.3%
  • Now married: 22.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

85 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $229 (0.4%)

Chinle satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (130.0 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (181.9 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (230.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Del Muerto, AZ (2.8 miles ), Many Farms, AZ (3.8 miles ), Nazlini, AZ (4.2 miles ), Tsaile, AZ (4.7 miles ), Rough Rock, AZ (4.9 miles ), Sehili, AZ (5.0 miles) , Round Rock, AZ (5.0 miles ), Wheatfields, AZ (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.15 N, Longitude: 109.58 W

Area code: 928

Chinle household income distribution Chinle home values distribution

Chinle tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.3%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Chinle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chinle, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Chinle-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 337% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 416.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 403.0 miles away from Chinle center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 402.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 426.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 415.5 miles away from Chinle center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 535.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Apache County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chinle topographic map

Birthplace of: R. C. Gorman - Navajo painter and printmaker.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chinle:

  • CHINLE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Government - Federal, provides emergency services, US HWY 191, HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • CHINLE NURSING HOME (PO BOX 910)
  • FOUR CORNERS DIALYSIS CLINIC CHINLE (DVA) (US HWY 191)

airports located in Chinle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chinle:

  • San Juan College (about 90 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 123 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Coconino Community College (about 135 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 135 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 181 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 183 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 183 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)

Public high school in Chinle:

  • ROUGH ROCK COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: HC 61 BOX 5050-PTT, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Chinle:

See full list of schools located in Chinle

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services Adolescent Treatment Center located in Chinle, Arizona. Providing treatment in a residential setting toward dual diagnosis for adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age. Web Link at http://myschoolonline.com/AZ/ChinleATC

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Notable locations in Chinle: Canyon de Chelly Trading Post (A), Navajo Tribal Utility (B), Tsos Trading Post (C), Canyon de Chelly Visitor Center (D), Chinle Chapter House (E), Chinle Community Center (F), Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue Services Station 50 Chinle Fire Department (G), Chinle Ambulance Services (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Chinle: Trinity Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Chinle Water Tank (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Holiday Inn (Garcia Trading Post) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Apache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 16.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 2.72. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.8%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 76.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.5% for American Indian residents, 99.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.8%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Chinle in 2000:

  • 79 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes

Chinle, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Chinle (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chinle Branch at Hwy 191, branch established on 1995/08/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Arizona average:

12.5

Chinle travel time to work - commute Chinle mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chinle CDP (based on Apache County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other15,37735
Catholic15,00013
Evangelical Protestant3,83473
Mainline Protestant71511
None36,592-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Apache County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Apache County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Apache County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Apache County:

31.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.0%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chinle:

43.8%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Chinle:

29.1
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.2%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chinle:

6.6
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chinle:

30.7%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Chinle:

81.5%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chinle, AZ Residents

9.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McKinley County, NM  1.96% ($25,450 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.72% ($30,479)
from Navajo County, AZ  1.55% ($27,807)


9.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($106 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  2.04% ($23,221 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.53% ($29,666)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.35% ($27,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chinle:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chinle:

  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)

TV broadcast stations around Chinle:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K13VW (Channel 13; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K10IN (Channel 10; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
Chinle fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chinle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • $600,000Total costs
  • 14,811Total average daily traffic
  • 2,033Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,599Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chinle)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chinle, AZ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC7VML, Grant Date: 04/25/1997, Expiration Date: 03/31/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2009, Registrant: Eric A Mitchell, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • Call Sign: KC7WBZ, Grant Date: 04/25/1997, Expiration Date: 04/25/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2009, Registrant: Micah S Young, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • Call Sign: KC7WVL, Licensee ID: L01128269, Grant Date: 03/27/2007, Expiration Date: 05/29/2017, Certifier: Paul V Goodluck, Registrant: Paul V Goodluck, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • Call Sign: KD7ARM, Licensee ID: L01346830, Grant Date: 11/30/2007, Expiration Date: 02/26/2018, Certifier: Robert Toney, Registrant: Robert Toney, Chinle, AZ 86503

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH J35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8246D , Serial Number: D-5350, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1957
    Registrant (Individual): James A Levitt, Po Box 938, Chinle, AZ 86503

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Chinle, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Holiday Inn1
Burger King1Subway1
Church's Chicken1U-Haul1
H&R Block1

Chinle compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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