Red Mesa, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 480.
Population change since 2000: +102.5%
Males: 230  (48.1%)
Females: 250  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 86514.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,063 (it was $22,159 in 2000)
Red Mesa:

$30,063
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,950 (it was $6,836 in 2000)

Red Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $27,094 (it was $21,500 in 2000)
Red Mesa:

$27,094
AZ:

$223,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $487.

March 2019 cost of living index in Red Mesa: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Red Mesa, AZ (2010)
    • 39782.7%American Indian alone
    • 428.8%White alone
    • 245.0%Hispanic
    • 81.7%Two or more races
    • 71.5%Asian alone
    • 20.4%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: English (1.2%), Russian (1.2%), Swedish (1.2%), Welsh (1.2%).

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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4 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
Arizona:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Red Mesa CDP:

0.9% ($199)
Arizona:

0.9% ($962)

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

Distribution of median household income in Red Mesa, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Red Mesa, AZ in 2017
Red Mesa satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.7%
Arizona:

4.6%

Average climate in Red Mesa, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Red Mesa 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Red Mesa:

Marital status in Red Mesa, AZ
  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Red Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.4
Arizona average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other15,37735
Catholic15,00013
Evangelical Protestant3,83473
Mainline Protestant71511
None36,592-
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: 11
Here:

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
This county:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

12.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Apache County:

10.2%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.9%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Red Mesa:

42.3%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Red Mesa:

31.9%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Red Mesa:

35.6%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

48.9%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.1%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Red Mesa, AZ Residents

10.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.87%
Arizona average:

6.11%

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 McKinley County, NM  2.23% ($26,230 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.84% ($28,195)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.67% ($36,964)


9.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Arizona average:

5.15%

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 McKinley County, NM  1.60% ($26,437 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.52% ($27,747)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.50% ($28,395)

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)

Red Mesa fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2013 01:00 AM, Us-160, Lat: 36.962492, Lon: -109.432550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 27, 2012 04:25 AM, Us-160, Lat: 36.962492, Lon: -109.432550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 6, 2010 08:00 PM, Us-160, Lat: 36.960308, Lon: -109.366156, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.6mTotal length
  • 3,300Total average daily traffic
  • 297Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,310Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Richard Watkins, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Dlafuria@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8678
  • Richard Watkins, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Dlafuria@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8678
  • Gwen Sherwood, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 04001 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Smith Bagley, Inc., Gpine@cellularoneaz.Com, , Show -Low, Phone: (928) 537-0375
  • Ella McNeil, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 04001 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Smith Bagley Inc, Emcneil@cellularoneaz.Com, , Show -Low, Phone: (928) 537-0690
  • Susan Gabler, T41n R28e Unplatted Section, Apache County (Lat: 36.962194 Lon: -109.357222), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 04001 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Smith Bagley Inc, Jthompson@cellularoneaz.Com, , Show -Low, Phone: (928) 537-0690
  • Red Mesa Se 1/4sec 20 R23n R6w (Lat: 35.350000 Lon: -112.946667), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Company, Kansa-s City, Phone: (913) 573-4658
  • Red Mesa Se 1/4 Sec 20 R23n R6w (Lat: 35.350000 Lon: -112.946667), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Company, Kansa-s City, Phone: (913) 573-4658

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RED MESA, Red Mesa School (Lat: 36.962806 Lon: -109.383000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQJM493,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/02/2018, Expiration Date: 11/04/2028, Certifier: Justin E Hinkle, Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Ste 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • TOLIKAN TEMP, Us Highway 160 (Lat: 36.964083 Lon: -109.385722), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WRCU438,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2019, Expiration Date: 02/01/2029, Certifier: Neil Broyles, Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • FOUR CORNERS, Us-160, Az 86514 (Lat: 36.962167 Lon: -109.348556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WRDD791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2019, Expiration Date: 04/03/2029, Certifier: Guy Turley, Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Red Mesa, AZ
  • 50.0%Wood
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 22.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Red Mesa, AZ
  • 72.5%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood


Red Mesa compared to Arizona 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 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Red Mesa on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #48 (86514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries"
  • #56 (86514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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