Houck, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,024.
Population change since 2000: -5.8%
Males: 511  (50.0%)
Females: 513  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 86506, 86512.

Houck Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $16,759 (it was $12,353 in 2000)
Houck:

$16,759
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $8,360 (it was $5,219 in 2000)

Houck CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $25,960 (it was $20,600 in 2000)
Houck:

$25,960
AZ:

$223,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $75,623; detached houses: $86,563; mobile homes: $37,098

Median gross rent in 2017: $530.

March 2019 cost of living index in Houck: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.6%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Houck, AZ (2010)
    • 97595.2%American Indian alone
    • 202.0%Hispanic
    • 161.6%Two or more races
    • 121.2%White alone
    • 10.10%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Houck, Arizona as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Houck is 1,140 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6042 feet

Land area: 42.4 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Houck, Arizona map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Houck CDP:

1.0% ($199)
Arizona:

0.9% ($962)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (128.8 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (149.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (202.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Sanders, AZ (2.7 miles ),
Lupton, AZ (3.4 miles),
Oak Springs, AZ (3.8 miles),
Wide Ruins, AZ (4.2 miles),
Klagetoh, AZ (4.7 miles ),
Puerco, AZ (5.1 miles ),
Zuni Pueblo, NM (5.2 miles ),
St. Michaels, AZ (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.28 N, Longitude: 109.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Distribution of median household income in Houck, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Houck, AZ in 2017
Houck satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.7%
Arizona:

4.6%
Most common industries in Houck, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.8%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (27.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.0%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (12.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.0%)
  • Wood products (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (4.6%)
  • Rail transportation (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (26.7%)
  • Educational services (24.2%)
  • Public administration (16.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.2%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Houck, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (18.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.0%)
  • Construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.7%)
  • Construction laborers (14.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.4%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (33.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)

Average climate in Houck, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Houck-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 284% 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 421.4 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 411.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 395.8 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 414.9 miles away from Houck 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 404.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 552.3 miles away from Houck 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, 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).
Houck topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Houck:

  • San Juan College (about 120 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Coconino Community College (about 137 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 137 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 149 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 149 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 150 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 158 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

Public elementary/middle school in Houck:

  • PINE SPRINGS DAY SCHOOL (Location: 10021 PINE SPRINGS ROAD, Grades: KG-4)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Houck: Big Arrow Trading Post (A), John Silver Spring Well (B), Spencers Well (C), Murphy Well (D), Houck Railroad Station (E), Navajo Community Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Houck include: Good News Mission (A), Saint Anselm Mission (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Black Creek (A). Display/hide its 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
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.1%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.5%
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: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Houck:

Marital status in Houck, AZ
  • Never married: 59.3%
  • Now married: 29.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

For population 25 years and over in Houck:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 24.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Arizona average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Houck, AZ (based on Apache County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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:
Apache County:

10.2%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Houck:

45.9%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.4%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Houck:

29.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

31.2%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Houck:

8.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Houck:

32.3%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

49.6%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Houck:

78.9%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Houck, AZ Residents

10.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.87%
Arizona average:

6.11%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McKinley County, NM  2.23% ($26,230 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.84% ($28,195)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.67% ($36,964)


9.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Arizona average:

5.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McKinley County, NM  1.60% ($26,437 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.52% ($27,747)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.50% ($28,395)

Strongest AM radio stations in Houck:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, 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)
  • 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.)
  • KDJI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HOLBROOK, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF HOLBROOK, L.L.C.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KVWM (970 AM; 5 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houck:

  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Houck:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • Houck, Arizona
  • Fatal accident count55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents68
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:10
  • Fatalities66
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents169
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents18
  • Arizona average
  • Fatal accident count19747
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents29981
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons6631
  • Fatalities22359
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents58305
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3715
See more detailed statistics of Houck fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 459ft / 140mTotal length
  • $2,797,000Total costs
  • 381,968Total average daily traffic
  • 85,832Total average daily truck traffic
  • 323,747Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Houck, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 191960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Houck, AZ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Houck)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA7HRV, Grant Date: 10/13/1995, Expiration Date: 10/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2003, Registrant: Richard G Baumann, Houck, AZ 86506

Most common first names in Houck, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary874.0 years
John780.6 years
Tom676.3 years
Joe465.5 years
Sam476.2 years
Dorothy376.0 years
Mable370.0 years
Alberta254.6 years
Ernest251.0 years
Ben285.9 years
Most common last names in Houck, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Yazzie1571.3 years
Ashley1053.5 years
Begay848.9 years
Joe572.6 years
Pinto557.6 years
Russell467.8 years
Sam486.5 years
Smith480.3 years
Roanhorse382.0 years
Kee368.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Houck, AZ
  • 77.9%Wood
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Houck, AZ
  • 51.0%Wood
  • 36.7%Electricity
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Houck 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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