First Mesa, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,555. Population change since 2000: +38.3%
Males: 670  (43.1%)
Females: 885  (56.9%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Arizona median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 86042.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,998 (it was $19,605 in 2000)
First Mesa:

$22,998
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,484 (it was $7,897 in 2000)

First Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $54,234 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
First Mesa:

$54,234
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $81,709; Detached houses: $94,497; Mobile homes: $48,957

Median gross rent in 2016: $639.

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  • Races in First Mesa, AZ (2010)

    First Mesa races chart
    • 1,50897.0%American Indian alone
    • 201.3%White alone
    • 151.0%Hispanic
    • 70.5%Two or more races
    • 50.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in First Mesa: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5810 feet

Land area: 9.42 square miles.

Population density: 165 people per square mile   (very low).

First Mesa, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in First Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in First Mesa CDP:

  • Never married: 49.6%
  • Now married: 28.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

22 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Arizona:

13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

First Mesa CDP:  1.3% ($408)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
First Mesa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (80.7 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (177.6 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (186.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Second Mesa, AZ (2.7 miles ), Shongopovi, AZ (3.0 miles ), Keams Canyon, AZ (3.1 miles ), Kykotsmovi Village, AZ (3.7 miles ), Jeddito, AZ (3.8 miles ), Hard Rock, AZ (3.9 miles) , Low Mountain, AZ (4.1 miles ), Hotevilla-Bacavi, AZ (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.83 N, Longitude: 110.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

First Mesa household income distribution First Mesa home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.5%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in First Mesa, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

First Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 386% 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 366.8 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 354.3 miles away from First Mesa center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 352.8 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 376.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 489.2 miles away from First Mesa center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 365.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Navajo County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, 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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to First Mesa:

  • Coconino Community College (about 85 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 86 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Northcentral University (about 138 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • San Juan College (about 140 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Yavapai College (about 148 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 172 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 178 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,259)

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Notable location: Hopi Tribal Offices - Polacca (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Keams Canyon Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Navajo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 44.6%
(56.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.3%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Arizona average:

12.5

First Mesa travel time to work - commute First Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for First Mesa CDP (based on Navajo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other24,72762
Evangelical Protestant13,96698
Catholic6,60014
Mainline Protestant1,41018
Black Protestant2072
None60,539-
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: 19
Navajo County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Navajo County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Navajo County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Here:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Navajo County:

26.1%
Arizona:

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

9.8%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.1%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
First Mesa:

42.9%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
First Mesa:

23.9%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
First Mesa:

13.1%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

51.8%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.2%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of First Mesa, AZ Residents

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.98% ($36,088 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.87% ($27,548)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.66% ($25,893)


8.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.08% ($32,707 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.00% ($27,807)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.67% ($28,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in First Mesa:

  • 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)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KDJI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HOLBROOK, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF HOLBROOK, L.L.C.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAFF (930 AM; 5 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in First Mesa:

  • KUYI (88.1 FM; HOTEVILLA, AZ; Owner: THE HOPI FOUNDATION)
  • KJKI (98.9 FM; LEUPP, AZ; Owner: ORAIBI MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around First Mesa:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • First Mesa E, Lat: 35.811278 Lon: -110.399056, Type: Bant, Structure height: 5.5 m, Overall height: 6.8 m, Call Sign: WQXM529
    Assigned Frequencies: 12725.0 MHz, 12725.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/14/2016, Expiration Date: 04/14/2026, Certifier: Guy TurleyRegistrant: Americas Communications LLC, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

First Mesa compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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