Indian Wells, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 8,247.
Males: 4,083  (49.5%)
Females: 4,164  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  24.8 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 86031

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,396 (it was $16,989 in 2000)
Indian Wells:

$20,396
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,274 (it was $6,982 in 2000)

Indian Wells CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,821 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Indian Wells:

$56,821
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $181,920; Detached houses: $188,339; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,349; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,690; Mobile homes: $187,821; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,979
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Indian Wells races chart
  • American Indian alone - 7,052 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 91 (1.3%)
  • White alone - 79 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 44 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Indian Wells: 132.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5772 feet

Land area: 1431.3 square miles.

Population density: 5.8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Indian Wells, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Indian Wells:

  • High school or higher: 49.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 32.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 59.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Indian Wells CCD:

  • Never married: 42.7%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

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

Indian Wells CCD:  1.2% ($498)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Indian Wells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (75.4 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (158.7 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (168.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Dilkon, AZ (2.6 miles ), Tees Toh, AZ (3.3 miles ), Seba Dalkai, AZ (3.7 miles) , Whitecone, AZ (3.8 miles ), Greasewood, AZ (4.6 miles ), Jeddito, AZ (4.9 miles ), Toyei, AZ (5.0 miles) , Keams Canyon, AZ (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.43 N, Longitude: 110.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Indian Wells household income distribution Indian Wells home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Rail transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Bus drivers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Indian Wells, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Indian Wells-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 372% 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 368.2 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 357.4 miles away from Indian Wells center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 347.6 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 369.4 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 358.6 miles away from Indian Wells center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 496.5 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 Navajo County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Indian Wells:

  • Coconino Community College (about 83 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 83 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Northcentral University (about 130 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Yavapai College (about 141 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • San Juan College (about 149 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 160 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,259)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division (about 162 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,976)

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Notable location: Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue Services Station 72 Indian Wells Fire Department (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
Average household size:
This place:  3.6 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

45.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.8%
Whole state:

6.2%
62 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Indian Wells compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (71%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Indian Wells CCD (based on Navajo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.24%
Here: 39.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodAssemblies of God
Adherents50.9%20.0%9.2%4.7%3.5%
Congregations31.5%7.1%8.9%4.8%7.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.4%1.3%1.1%6.1%
Congregations2.4%4.8%2.4%0.6%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

10.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200537,685 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
Arizona average:

8.20%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries($158 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.10%
Arizona average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Maricopa County, AZ  3.00% ($41,501 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.95% ($25,415)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.68% ($35,959)


8.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,677 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Arizona average:

5.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.51% ($31,705 average AGI)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.81% ($32,265)
to Apache County, AZ  0.73% ($26,877)

Strongest AM radio stations in Indian Wells:

  • 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)
  • KDJI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HOLBROOK, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF HOLBROOK, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KAFF (930 AM; 5 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KVWM (970 AM; 5 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indian Wells:

  • KJKI (98.9 FM; LEUPP, AZ; Owner: ORAIBI MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KUYI (88.1 FM; HOTEVILLA, AZ; Owner: THE HOPI FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Indian Wells:

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

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Indian Wells, Arizona:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Arizona average:
  • Fatal accident count: 276
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 440
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 101
  • Fatalities: 298
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 783
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 50

Indian Wells fatal accident list:

Apr 1, 1993 04:00 PM, Nr15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • LESTER LEE, Ir15 & 154 Indian Wells, Az 86031 (Lat: 35.397417 Lon: -110.094722), Type: 55.2, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 9287296223, Lesterl@ntua.Com, NORTH INDIAN ROUTE 12
  • LESTER LEE, Ir15 & 154 Indian Wells, Az 86031 (Lat: 35.397417 Lon: -110.094722), Type: 55.2, Structure height: 04017 m, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 9287296223, Lesterl@ntua.Com, NORTH INDIAN ROUTE 12

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Mountain Top (Lat: 35.425833 Lon: -110.171250), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3.5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KYX289
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.845 MHz, 153.845 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 10/16/2015
    Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Hilltop (Lat: 35.425833 Lon: -110.171250), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KXQ699
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.0200 MHz, 154.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 10/16/2015
    Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Hilltop 5 Mi Nw (Lat: 35.425833 Lon: -110.171250), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3.4 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WBH974
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 10/16/2015
    Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • NAAHTEE, Indian Reservations (Lat: 35.471278 Lon: -110.190167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQKR550
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 11185.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 7112.50 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 11185.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 7112.50 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 08/24/2009, Expiration Date: 08/24/2019, Certifier: Stephen J Nez
    Registrant: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, North Hwy Route 12, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504-0170, Phone: (928) 729-4705, Fax: (928) 729-4670, Email:
  • Indian Wells, Lat: 35.397417 Lon: -110.094750, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQRC973
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2013, Expiration Date: 04/18/2023, Certifier: Lester Lee
    Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 3702 E Roeser Rd Ste 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: AD7EO, Previous Call Sign: KB7TOX, Licensee ID: L00304731
    Grant Date: 04/24/2013, Expiration Date: 04/06/2023, Certifier: Earl E Lucas
    Registrant: Earl E Lucas, Indian Wells, AZ 86032

Indian Wells on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 (86031) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #47 (86031) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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