Montezuma Creek, Utah

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Population in 2010: 335.
Population change since 2000: -33.9%
Males: 200  (59.8%)
Females: 135  (40.2%)
Median resident age:

27.5 years
Utah median age:

31.0 years

Zip codes: 84534.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,914 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Montezuma Creek:

$43,914
UT:

$68,358

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,687 (it was $6,920 in 2000)

Montezuma Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $23,343 (it was $12,100 in 2000)
Montezuma Creek:

$23,343
UT:

$275,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $97,856; detached houses: $126,435; mobile homes: $19,904
March 2019 cost of living index in Montezuma Creek: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 49.6%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Montezuma Creek, UT (2010)
    • 30691.3%American Indian alone
    • 144.2%White alone
    • 123.6%Hispanic
    • 30.9%Two or more races

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4419 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (very low).

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

1.6% ($199)
Utah:

0.7% ($956)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (192.7 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (211.4 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (301.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Red Mesa, UT (2.1 miles ),
Aneth, UT (2.9 miles ),
Bluff, UT (3.7 miles ),
Tselakai Dezza, UT (4.0 miles),
White Mesa, UT (4.1 miles ),
Red Mesa, AZ (4.6 miles ),
Teec Nos Pos, AZ (5.1 miles ),
Blanding, UT (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 109.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

Distribution of median household income in Montezuma Creek, UT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Montezuma Creek, UT in 2017
Montezuma Creek satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Utah:

3.0%
Most common industries in Montezuma Creek, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (25.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (21.7%)
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (12.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (65.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (18.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (15.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (0.0%)
  • Construction (0.0%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (35.3%)
  • Educational services (31.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (11.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (11.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9.8%)
Most common occupations in Montezuma Creek, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (19.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.3%)
  • Top executives (7.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (34.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (18.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.8%)
  • Art and design workers (15.6%)
  • Extraction workers (12.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (35.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (31.4%)
  • Top executives (11.8%)
  • Cashiers (11.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Montezuma Creek, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Montezuma Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 321% 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 458.2 miles away from Montezuma Creek 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 442.4 miles away from Montezuma Creek center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 494.8 miles away from Montezuma Creek center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 456.5 miles away from Montezuma Creek center, causing $33,000,000 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 230.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 563.6 miles away from Montezuma Creek 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 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).
Montezuma Creek topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montezuma Creek:

  • San Juan College (about 72 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 79 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 133 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 158 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 189 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Snow College (about 191 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 192 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)

Public high school in Montezuma Creek:

  • WHITEHORSE HIGH (Students: 274, Location: STATE HIGHWAY #262, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Montezuma Creek:

  • MONTEZUMA CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 190, Location: STATE HIGHWAY #262, Grades: PK-6)
  • ANETH COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: UTAH 262 CTY RD 466, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Montezuma Creek

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Montezuma Creek: Montezuma Creek Trading Post (A), San Juan Fire Department Montezuma Creek Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Montezuma Creek: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Desert Creek (A), Sahgzie Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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:

3.6 people
Utah:

3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.5%
Whole state:

75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

4.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Montezuma Creek:

Marital status in Montezuma Creek, UT
  • Never married: 58.2%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Montezuma Creek:

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 35.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 51.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.7
Utah average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Montezuma Creek
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Montezuma Creek, 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
This 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.
Utah:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
State:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.5%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Montezuma Creek:

42.9%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Montezuma Creek:

30.1
Utah:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Montezuma Creek:

21.2%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Utah:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Montezuma Creek:

6.6
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
Montezuma Creek:

31.8%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.7%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Montezuma Creek, 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 Montezuma Creek:

  • 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.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KVFC (740 AM; 1 kW; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montezuma Creek:

  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K222AD (92.3 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Montezuma Creek:

  • K02OI (Channel 2; MONTEZUMA CREEK-ANET, UT; Owner: SAN JUAN COUNTY)
  • K05JN (Channel 5; MONTEZUMA CREEK-ANET, UT; Owner: SAN JUAN COUNTY)
  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • Montezuma Creek, Utah
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents28
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Utah average
  • Fatal accident count2254
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents3428
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons462
  • Fatalities2570
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents6335
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents368
See more detailed statistics of Montezuma Creek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.8mTotal length
  • 4,491Total average daily traffic
  • 1,242Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,672Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Montezuma Creek)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi N (Lat: 37.294167 Lon: -109.271778), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WNWI403, Licensee ID: L00001014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.912 MHz, 862.912 MHz, 863.912 MHz, 864.912 MHz, 865.912 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2001, Expiration Date: 05/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2011, Certifier: Robin J Glenny, Registrant: Nextel License Holdings 4, Inc.

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • U N D C Medical Clinic Hwy 262 (Lat: 37.253889 Lon: -109.300389), Call Sign: KNEC944, Licensee ID: L00009676,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.045 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/1998, Expiration Date: 03/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2002, Registrant: County Of San Juan, 1159 S Hwy 191 78 3, Blanding, UT 84511, Phone: (801) 587-2231

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7LTX, Licensee ID: L01017795, Grant Date: 09/17/2015, Expiration Date: 06/20/2025, Certifier: Orlando Tapaha, Registrant: Orlando Tapaha, Montezuma Creek, UT 84534

Most common first names in Montezuma Creek, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary581.2 years
Harry457.3 years
Emma365.7 years
Jessie361.6 years
Raymond346.3 years
Thomas383.4 years
Daisy258.0 years
Alice271.0 years
Bessie268.0 years
Betty275.0 years
Most common last names in Montezuma Creek, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1057.9 years
Benally836.1 years
Begay769.4 years
Nakai557.2 years
Rockwell563.8 years
Silas564.6 years
Whitehorse459.5 years
Lee471.2 years
Billie364.7 years
Mark371.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Montezuma Creek, UT
  • 62.5%Wood
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 4.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Montezuma Creek, UT
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Wood


Montezuma Creek compared to Utah state average:

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

Montezuma Creek on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #14 (84534) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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