Red Mesa, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 480. Population change since 2000: +102.5%
Males: 191  (39.8%)
Females: 289  (60.2%)
Median resident age:  26.7 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 86514.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,515 (it was $22,159 in 2000)
Red Mesa:

$42,515
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,612 (it was $6,836 in 2000)

Red Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,627 (it was $21,500 in 2000)
Red Mesa:

$62,627
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $48,517; Detached houses: $46,306; In 2-unit structures: $56,731

Median gross rent in 2012: $557.

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Red Mesa races chart
  • American Indian alone - 397 (82.7%)
  • White alone - 42 (8.8%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)

Races in Red Mesa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Red Mesa: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Welsh (3.4%), German (2.1%), Scottish (2.1%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5375 feet

Land area: 12.7 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Red Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Red Mesa CDP:

  • Never married: 47.6%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.8%
Arizona:  13.4%

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

Red Mesa CDP:  0.9% ($199)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Red Mesa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (174.4 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (201.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (282.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Red Mesa, UT (4.0 miles ), Sweetwater, AZ (4.0 miles ), Teec Nos Pos, AZ (4.1 miles ), Tselakai Dezza, UT (4.5 miles) , Aneth, UT (4.5 miles ), Montezuma Creek, UT (4.6 miles ), Rock Point, AZ (4.6 miles ), Beclabito, NM (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 109.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Red Mesa household income distribution Red Mesa home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

17.8%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (69%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

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

Average climate in Red Mesa, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Red Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 327% 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 445.4 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 430.2 miles away from Red Mesa center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 500.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 440.9 miles away from the city 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 225.5 miles away from Red Mesa center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 554.6 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 Apache County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, 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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Mesa:

  • San Juan College (about 70 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 87 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 154 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 174 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Coconino Community College (about 178 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 178 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Adams State University (about 197 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)

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Apache 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: 19.5%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.2 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Red Mesa compared to Arizona 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above 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 above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Red Mesa travel time to work - commute Red Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Wood (36%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Red Mesa CDP (based on Apache County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.87%
Here: 49.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents57.7%25.8%3.2%3.0%2.8%
Congregations15.7%20.9%12.2%5.2%8.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaBaha'iChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.6%0.6%3.7%
Congregations4.3%2.6%1.7%3.5%25.2%
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: 11
Apache County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Apache County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Apache County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Apache County:

31.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

14.2%

12.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.14%
Arizona average:

8.20%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($131 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.09%
Arizona average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McKinley County, NM  2.59% ($21,378 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.07% ($30,151)
from San Juan County, NM  1.74% ($27,027)


11.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.61%
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  2.36% ($24,904 average AGI)
to McKinley County, NM  2.22% ($22,212)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.57% ($25,415)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Mesa:

  • 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.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Mesa:

  • KRMH (89.7 FM; RED MESA, AZ; Owner: RED MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST NO. 27)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • 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 Red Mesa:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Richard Watkins, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848678, Dlafuria@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD, SUITE 1500
  • Richard Watkins, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848678, Dlafuria@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD, SUITE 1500
  • Red Mesa Se 1/4sec 20 R23n R6w (Lat: 35.350000 Lon: -112.946667), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9135734658, , 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • Red Mesa Se 1/4 Sec 20 R23n R6w (Lat: 35.350000 Lon: -112.946667), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9135734658, , 4515 KANSAS AVENUE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • RED MESA, Red Mesa School (Lat: 36.962806 Lon: -109.383000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQJM493
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2008, Expiration Date: 11/04/2018, Certifier: Richard Watkins
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:

Red Mesa on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #26 (86514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #46 (86514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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