Mexican Hat, Utah

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Population in 2010: 31. Population change since 2000: -64.8%
Males: 22  (71.4%)
Females: (28.6%)
Median resident age:  54.5 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip code: 84531

Estimated median household income in 2012: $80,767 (it was $57,656 in 2000)
Mexican Hat:

$80,767
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,853 (it was $14,973 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $9,168 (it was $19,400 in 2000)
Mexican Hat:

$9,168
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $73,943; Mobile homes: $73,943
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Mexican Hat races chart
  • White alone - 28 (90.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (9.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mexican Hat: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (100.0%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Mexican Hat:

  • Unemployed: 19.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mexican Hat CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 100.0%

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

Mexican Hat CDP:  0.0% ($0)
Utah:  0.7% ($956)

Mexican Hat satellite photo by USGS

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 household income distribution Mexican Hat home values distribution

Mexican Hat tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Mexican Hat, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mexican Hat, Utah average temperatures Mexican Hat, Utah average precipitation Mexican Hat, Utah humidity Mexican Hat, Utah wind speed Mexican Hat, Utah snowfall Mexican Hat, Utah sunshine Mexican Hat, Utah clear and cloudy days

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 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 411.3 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 the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 427.7 miles away from the city 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 (12).
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)

Public elementary/middle school in Mexican Hat:

  • MEXICAN HAT SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: US HWY 163; Grades: PK - 06)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
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

Mexican Hat compared to Utah state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mexican Hat travel time to work - commute Mexican Hat mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Other fuel (26%)
  • Electricity (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.16%
Here: 43.2%
USA: 50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents89.1%3.3%3.2%2.0%2.4%
Congregations55.9%8.8%8.8%11.8%14.7%
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: 3
San Juan County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

9.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.67%
Utah average:

6.32%

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 San Juan County, NM  2.02% ($29,508 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.86% ($21,000)
from Utah County, UT  0.77% ($39,542)


11.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.29%
Utah average:

6.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Juan County, NM  2.04% ($30,662 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.01% ($36,563)
to Apache County, AZ  0.75% ($27,333)

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, Drunken drivers: 1
May 26, 1988 09:25 PM, Hwy163, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,980
Total average daily truck traffic: 930
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,881

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 1000 County Road 272 (Lat: 37.151111 Lon: -109.861944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQLD884
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/2009, Expiration Date: 12/17/2019, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti
    Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:
  • 2.4 Miles East Of The Town Of (Lat: 37.154500 Lon: -109.813778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WQLD884
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/2009, Expiration Date: 12/17/2019, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti
    Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Cindy Phillips, 1000 County Road 272 (Lat: 37.151111 Lon: -109.861944), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, 1000 County Road 272 (Lat: 37.151111 Lon: -109.861944), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Renee Chappell, On Raplee Ridge E. Of Hwy 163 (Lat: 37.154750 Lon: -109.813694), Type: 18.2, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Rchappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN RD.
  • Renee Chappell, On Raplee Ridge E. Of Hwy 163 (Lat: 37.154750 Lon: -109.813694), Type: 18.2, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Rchappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN RD.

FCC Registered Private 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: 08/30/2005, 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:
  • 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: 08/30/2005, 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:
  • 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: 06/12/2003, Expiration Date: 08/31/2013
    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, 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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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
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