Oljato, Utah

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Population in July 2007: 2,475.
Males: 1,230  (49.7%)
Females: 1,245  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  21.9 years
Utah median age:  27.1 years

Zip code: 84536

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,160 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Oljato:

$30,160
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,869 (it was $7,072 in 2000)

Oljato CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,047 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Oljato:

$47,047
UT:

$211,400
  • Races in Oljato, UT (2000)

    Oljato races chart
    • 2,38996.5%American Indian alone
    • 722.9%White alone
    • 90.4%Hispanic
    • 20.08%Black alone
    • 20.08%Two or more races
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oljato: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4838 feet

Land area: 1143.3 square miles.

Population density: 2.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Oljato, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Oljato:

  • High school or higher: 58.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 23.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oljato CCD:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

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

Oljato CCD:  0.9% ($199)
Utah:  0.7% ($956)
Oljato satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (150.9 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (246.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (266.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Oljato-Monument Valley, UT (2.4 miles ), Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ (2.9 miles) , Halchita, UT (4.4 miles ), Mexican Hat, UT (4.8 miles) , Kayenta, AZ (5.1 miles ), Navajo Mountain, UT (5.3 miles ), Western, AZ (5.3 miles ), Dennehotso, AZ (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.09 N, Longitude: 110.28 W

Oljato household income distribution Oljato home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Oljato, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Oljato-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 383% 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 404.8 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 388.5 miles away from Oljato center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 455.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 406.6 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 508.6 miles away from Oljato 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 176.4 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).

Airports located in Oljato:

  • Oljato Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 1,200, Itinerant Ops: 350, Local Ops: 30)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oljato:

  • San Juan College (about 119 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 134 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 153 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 153 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Southern Utah University (about 159 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 167 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Snow College (about 173 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)

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Notable locations in Oljato: Goulding Trading Post (A), Painted Rocks (B), Navajo Mountain Trailhead to Rainbow Bridge (C), Navajo Mountain Trailhead (D), Echo Camp (E), Oljato Trading Post (F), Rainbow Bridge Floating Marina (G), Rainbow Lodge Site Trailhead to Rainbow Bridge (H), San Juan Fire Department Monument Valley Station (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oljato include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Hogan Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Nancys Pool (A), Rock Dam Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Nasja Creek (A), Junction Creek (B), Cha Creek (C), West Copper Creek (D), Redbud Creek (E), Desha Creek (F), East Copper Creek (G), Oljato Wash (H), Cane Valley Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oljato include: Monument Valley State Park (1), Rainbow Bridge National Monument (2). 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:  78.0%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.5%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

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

41.1%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

19.6%
Whole state:

3.9%
7 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Oljato compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below 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 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 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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.3
Utah average:

10.5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Coal or coke (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oljato CCD (based on San Juan County data)

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.
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 Oljato:

  • 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)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oljato:

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

TV broadcast stations around Oljato:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Renee Chappell, Paiute Farms Rd. (Lat: 37.035722 Lon: -110.314917), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 49037 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848678, Dlafuria@fcclaw.Com, 8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE Ste. -1200
  • Renee Chappell, Paiute Farms Rd. (Lat: 37.035722 Lon: -110.314917), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 49037 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848678, Dlafuria@fcclaw.Com, 8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE Ste. -1200

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • OLJATO MT., 2.1 Km Ene Of (Lat: 37.041111 Lon: -110.330333), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQFV590
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHz, 154.965 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/16/2006, Expiration Date: 10/16/2016, Certifier: Rick M Bailey
    Registrant: Wf Communications, LLC, 3991 Spanish Valley Dr., Moab, UT 84532, Phone: (435) 259-8240, Fax: (435) 259-9379, Email:

Oljato on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #31 (84536) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #96 (84536) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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