Houck, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,024. Population change since 2000: -5.8%
Males: 493  (48.2%)
Females: 531  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 86506, 86512.

Houck Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $19,910 (it was $12,353 in 2000)
Houck:

$19,910
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,532 (it was $5,219 in 2000)

Houck CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $92,544 (it was $20,600 in 2000)
Houck:

$92,544
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,300; Detached houses: $137,310; Mobile homes: $36,430

Median gross rent in 2013: $486.

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  • Races in Houck, AZ (2010)

    Houck races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Houck: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

For population 25 years and over in Houck:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 24.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houck CDP:

  • Never married: 62.9%
  • Now married: 18.9%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.1%
Arizona:

13.5%

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

Houck CDP:  1.0% ($199)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Houck satellite photo by USGS

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

Houck household income distribution Houck home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.3%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

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 Houck 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 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 404.5 miles away from Houck center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 552.3 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).
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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 51.4%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Arizona average:

12.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Houck 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:
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

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 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 fatal accident list:

Feb 26, 2006 07:27 PM, I-40, Lat: 35.28272, Lon: -109.22896, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 1980 05:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 148m486ftTotal length
  • $14,176,000Total costs
  • 266,599Total average daily traffic
  • 52,862Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 151960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Houck, AZ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Houck HBD, Bnsf Mp 188.1 Hbd (Lat: 35.280417 Lon: -109.160806), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPZP609
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.935 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2024, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • HOUCK, 3.6 Ese (Lat: 35.262500 Lon: -109.151472), Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WMS710, Licensee ID: L00129894
    Assigned Frequencies: 6551.25 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2008, Certifier: Brian D KidneyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC
  • AZ3HOUCK, 3.4 Mi Se (Lat: 35.263056 Lon: -109.150833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 113.4 m, Call Sign: WPUX380
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 05/21/2022, Certifier: Richard A CraigRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Houck Chapter House, Houck Chapter House (Lat: 35.284722 Lon: -109.213250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQPL684
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/21/2012, Expiration Date: 06/21/2022, Certifier: Lester LeeRegistrant: Americas Communications LLC, 3702 East Roeser Rd Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • Houck East, Houck East Ntua Wt (Lat: 35.292806 Lon: -109.235139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 55.2 m, Call Sign: WQPT759
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Lester LeeRegistrant: Americas Communications LLC, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • Ft Courage, Lat: 35.292222 Lon: -109.204194, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQTH717
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/2014, Expiration Date: 02/04/2024, Certifier: Guy TurleyRegistrant: Americas Communications, 3702 E Roeser Rd Ste 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • ST ANSLEM, Exit 343 I-40 And Saint Anselm Road (Lat: 35.292222 Lon: -109.204306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.8 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQWB569
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 07/09/2025, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • MW07, Gila And Salt River Meridian T20n R30e Sec 30 (Lat: 35.100361 Lon: -109.202083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: WQXB669
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHzGrant Date: 01/22/2016, Expiration Date: 01/22/2026, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Houck compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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