Mexican Hat, Utah

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Population in 2010: 31.
Population change since 2000: -64.8%
Males: 17  (54.8%)
Females: 14  (45.2%)
Median resident age:

52.6 years
Utah median age:

31.0 years

Zip code: 84531

Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,193 (it was $57,656 in 2000)
Mexican Hat:

$86,193
UT:

$68,358

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,124 (it was $14,973 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $37,426 (it was $19,400 in 2000)
Mexican Hat:

$37,426
UT:

$275,100
March 2019 cost of living index in Mexican Hat: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Mexican Hat, UT (2010)
    • 2890.3%White alone
    • 39.7%American Indian alone



According to our research of Utah and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mexican Hat, Utah as of November 23, 2020.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4244 feet

Land area: 8.19 square miles.

Population density: 3.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Mexican Hat, Utah map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Mexican Hat CDP:

0.0% ($0)
Utah:

0.7% ($956)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (167.9 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (230.8 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (280.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Halchita, UT (2.1 miles ),
Tselakai Dezza, UT (3.9 miles),
Bluff, UT (4.4 miles ),
Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ (4.6 miles),
Dennehotso, AZ (4.8 miles ),
Oljato, UT (4.8 miles ),
Oljato-Monument Valley, UT (4.8 miles ),
Red Mesa, AZ (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 109.87 W

Area code: 435

Mexican Hat satellite photo by USGS

Mexican Hat tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Utah:

3.0%

Average climate in Mexican Hat, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mexican Hat-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 356% 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 427.4 miles away from Mexican Hat 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 411.3 miles away from Mexican Hat center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 471.4 miles away from Mexican Hat center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 427.7 miles away from Mexican Hat center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 531.9 miles away from Mexican Hat center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.1 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 San Juan County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mexican Hat topographic map

Airports located in Mexican Hat:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mexican Hat:

  • San Juan College (about 98 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 111 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 151 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 170 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 170 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Snow College (about 179 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Southern Utah University (about 180 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mendenhalls Cabin (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Gypsum Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Mexican Hat: Valles Trailer Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

San Juan 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:

1.8 people
Utah:

3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

52.9%
Whole state:

75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

6.5%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

3.9%

For population 15 years and over in Mexican Hat:

Marital status in Mexican Hat, UT
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

For population 25 years and over in Mexican Hat:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Utah average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mexican Hat, UT (based on San Juan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other6,53322
Evangelical Protestant5359
Catholic1772
Mainline Protestant1774
None7,324-
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: 3
San Juan County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
San Juan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
San Juan County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
San Juan County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Juan County:

9.4%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mexican Hat:

50.6%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mexican Hat:

38.6%
State:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Mexican Hat:

29.3
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mexican Hat:

22.3%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mexican Hat:

26.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mexican Hat:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mexican Hat:

31.0%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
Mexican Hat:

46.9%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mexican Hat, UT Residents

12.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.80%
Utah average:

7.04%

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 San Juan County, NM  6.04% ($31,729 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.94% ($21,412)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.89% ($35,500)


7.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Utah average:

6.65%

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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.79% ($29,704 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mexican Hat:

  • 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.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mexican Hat:

  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mexican Hat:

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

Mexican Hat fatal accident list:

Jul 15, 1988 02:05 AM, Us163, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 26, 1988 09:25 PM, Hwy163, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 12, 1978 04:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 1977 11:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.4mTotal length
  • 2,820Total average daily traffic
  • 760Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,526Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mexican Hat)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Navajo Mtn Mtn Top (Lat: 37.035000 Lon: -110.872083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: KGL610,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.845 MHz, 153.845 MHz, 155.760 MHz, 155.760 MHz, 155.820 MHz, 155.820 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2015, Expiration Date: 10/16/2025, Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Navajo Mtn Mtn Top (Lat: 37.038333 Lon: -110.869028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: KWQ600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.4400 MHz, 45.4400 MHz, 46.5200 MHz, 46.5600 MHz, 154.710 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2015, Expiration Date: 10/16/2025, Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Mountain Top Navajo Mountain (Lat: 37.034972 Lon: -110.872083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WXQ951,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.980 MHz, 153.980 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/2013, Expiration Date: 08/31/2023, Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Cedar Mesa 16 Km W Of (Lat: 37.278333 Lon: -109.955417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPTD291,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2001, Expiration Date: 08/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2011, Certifier: Steven Bradford, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Cedar Mesa 16 Km W Of (Lat: 37.278333 Lon: -109.955417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPTE423,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2001, Expiration Date: 09/10/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2011, Certifier: Steven Bradford, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 37.150667 Lon: -109.861722, Call Sign: WQCE469,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.347 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2005, Expiration Date: 02/11/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2015, Certifier: Robert Oberle, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD7HLL, Licensee ID: L00186940, Grant Date: 09/23/2009, Expiration Date: 12/22/2019, Certifier: Robert L Mueller, Registrant: Robert L Mueller, Mexican Hat, UT 84531

Most common last names in Mexican Hat, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Black757.4 years
Cly456.2 years
Benally368.0 years
Holiday376.0 years
Begay275.4 years
Blackwater2103.5 years
Hathale282.0 years
Newport271.5 years
Rock284.0 years
Yazzie275.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mexican Hat, UT
  • 57.1%Other fuel
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mexican Hat, UT
  • 58.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.2%Electricity


Mexican Hat compared to Utah 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 above 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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