Red Mesa, Utah

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Population in July 2007: 4,000.
Males: 1,968  (49.2%)
Females: 2,032  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

22.8 years
Utah median age:

27.1 years

Zip code: 84534

Estimated median household income in 2017: $20,662 (it was $13,821 in 2000)
Red Mesa:

$20,662
UT:

$68,358

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,344 (it was $6,698 in 2000)

Red Mesa CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $28,166 (it was $14,600 in 2000)
Red Mesa:

$28,166
UT:

$275,100
March 2019 cost of living index in Red Mesa: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Red Mesa, UT (2000)
    • 3,90297.6%American Indian alone
    • 591.5%White alone
    • 250.6%Hispanic
    • 120.3%Two or more races
    • 10.03%Black alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 857.8 square miles.

Population density: 4.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Red Mesa, Utah map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Red Mesa CCD:

1.4% ($199)
Utah:

0.7% ($956)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (188.5 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (209.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (297.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Montezuma Creek, UT (2.1 miles ),
Aneth, UT (3.0 miles ),
Bluff, UT (3.7 miles ),
Tselakai Dezza, UT (3.8 miles),
Red Mesa, AZ (4.0 miles ),
White Mesa, UT (4.5 miles ),
Teec Nos Pos, AZ (4.8 miles ),
Ute Mountain, CO (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.20 N, Longitude: 109.33 W

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

6.5%
Utah:

3.0%
Most common industries in Red Mesa, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.0%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.8%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (2.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (19.1%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Utilities (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (34.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (25.0%)
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Construction (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Red Mesa, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.9%)
  • Extraction workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)

Average climate in Red Mesa, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Red Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 323% 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 455.1 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 439.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 495.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 452.8 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 228.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 561.2 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 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Mesa:

  • San Juan College (about 71 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 81 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 137 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 162 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 191 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Coconino Community College (about 191 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 191 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Red Mesa: CCC Corral (A), Cara Del Eco Ruins (B), Hatch Trading Post (C), Sand Island Campground (D), Montezuma Creek Trading Post (E), Red Mesa Pumping Station (F), Morans Camp (G), Seventeen Room Ruin (H), Aztec Camp (I), Poncho House (J), Cajon Group Ruins (K), Continental Camp (L), San Juan Fire Department Montezuma Creek Station (M), Red Mesa Chapter House (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Red Lake (A), Cottonwood Lake (B), Red Shirt Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lone Mountain Creek (A), Alkali Creek (B), Desert Creek (C), Horse Creek (D), Rough Canyon Creek (E), Sahgzie Creek (F), McElmo Creek (G), Cowboy Wash (H), East Mc Elmo Creek (I). 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:

3.9 people
Utah:

3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.0%
Whole state:

77.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

3.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

53.7%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

26.9%
Whole state:

3.9%

For population 15 years and over in Red Mesa:

Marital status in Red Mesa, UT
  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Red Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 45.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 37.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

29.1
Utah average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Red Mesa, 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
San Juan County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

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 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Mesa:

  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • 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 Red Mesa:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K02OI (Channel 2; MONTEZUMA CREEK-ANET, UT; Owner: SAN JUAN COUNTY)
  • K05JN (Channel 5; MONTEZUMA CREEK-ANET, UT; Owner: SAN JUAN COUNTY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • N T U A Dist Sub Ofc (Lat: 37.065000 Lon: -109.365667), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPEI390,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.575 MHz, 153.650 MHz, 158.160 MHz, 158.265 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2024, Registrant: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, North Hwy Route 12, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504-0170, Phone: (928) 729-4705, Fax: (928) 729-4670, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Red Mesa, UT
  • 55.8%Wood
  • 24.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Red Mesa, UT
  • 55.4%Electricity
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 20.7%Wood


Red Mesa compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 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.
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