Rough Rock, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 414. Population change since 2000: -11.7%
Males: 205  (49.6%)
Females: 209  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  29.0 years
Arizona median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 86503.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,514 (it was $26,172 in 2000)
Rough Rock:

$39,514
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,940 (it was $6,741 in 2000)

Rough Rock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $71,492 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Rough Rock:

$71,492
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $103,555; Detached houses: $119,033; Mobile homes: $35,843

Median gross rent in 2016: $462.

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  • Races in Rough Rock, AZ (2010)

    Rough Rock races chart
    • 39695.7%American Indian alone
    • 81.9%White alone
    • 61.4%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Rough Rock detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rough Rock: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6237 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Rough Rock, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Rough Rock:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 43.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rough Rock CDP:

  • Never married: 52.4%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

15 residents are foreign born (1.9% Oceania).

This place:

2.2%
Arizona:

13.4%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rough Rock, Arizona as of February 15, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Rough Rock to the number of sex offenders is 700 to 1.


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

Rough Rock CDP:  2.0% ($700)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Rough Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (129.0 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (203.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (236.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Many Farms, AZ (3.6 miles ), Chilchinbito, AZ (3.8 miles ), Round Rock, AZ (4.8 miles ), Chinle, AZ (4.9 miles ), Rock Point, AZ (5.0 miles ), Del Muerto, AZ (5.3 miles ), Dennehotso, AZ (5.4 miles ), Pinon, AZ (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.41 N, Longitude: 109.86 W

Area code: 928

Rough Rock household income distribution Rough Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.3%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Rough Rock, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rough Rock-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 356% 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 407.1 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 393.1 miles away from Rough Rock center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 398.4 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 501.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 522.6 miles away from Rough Rock center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 423.8 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 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).
Rough Rock topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rough Rock:

  • San Juan College (about 98 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 126 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Coconino Community College (about 133 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 133 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Northcentral University (about 186 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Yavapai College (about 196 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 198 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)

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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 2016: 19.1%
(14.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.5%
Whole state:  7.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Arizona average:

12.5

Rough Rock travel time to work - commute Rough Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rough Rock CDP (based on Apache County data)

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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rough Rock:

45.3%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Rough Rock:

29.7
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.3%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rough Rock:

37.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Rough Rock:

52.1%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Rough Rock:

81.8%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rough Rock, AZ Residents

9.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Arizona average:

5.73%

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 McKinley County, NM  1.96% ($25,450 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.72% ($30,479)
from Navajo County, AZ  1.55% ($27,807)


9.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($106 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  2.04% ($23,221 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.53% ($29,666)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.35% ($27,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rough Rock:

  • 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.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rough Rock:

  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)

TV broadcast stations around Rough Rock:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K51AV (Channel 51; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Rough Rock fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 1995 03:40 AM, Bia 8066, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 1,613Total average daily traffic
  • 161Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,887Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Yale Point, 4.5 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 36.351944 Lon: -109.831500), Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: KNKN208
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Lester R Lee, Located At The Yale Point Tower Site On Black Mesa 4.5 Miles S Of Rough Rock (Lat: 36.352222 Lon: -109.832333), Type: 42.7, Structure height: 04001 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Registrant: 9287294705, Danield@ntua.Com, NORTH HWY ROUTE 12
  • LESTER R LEE, Located At The Yale Point Tower Site On Black Mesa 4.5 Miles S Of Rough Rock (Lat: 36.352222 Lon: -109.832333), Type: 42.7, Structure height: 04001 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Licensee ID: G, Registrant: 9287296223, Lesterl@ntua.Com, NORTH HWY ROUTE 12
  • Lester Lee, Located At The Yale Point Tower Site On Black Mesa 4.5 Miles S Of Rough Rock (Lat: 36.352222 Lon: -109.832333), Type: 42.7, Structure height: 04001 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Registrant: 9287294705, Danield@ntua.Com, NORTH HWY ROUTE 12

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rough Rock School (Lat: 36.343056 Lon: -110.482639), Call Sign: WBH969
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.6400 MHzGrant Date: 08/04/2015, Expiration Date: 10/16/2025Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7823, Fax: (928) 871-7742, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • ROUGH ROCK, Ir 8866 . Zip Code 86503 (Lat: 36.411250 Lon: -109.864667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQKQ771
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 08/17/2009, Expiration Date: 08/17/2019, Certifier: Melissa CovingtonRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:
  • Rough Rock Chapter, Rough Rock Chapter House (Lat: 36.412083 Lon: -109.861500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQPT758
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Lester LeeRegistrant: Americas Communications LLC, 3702 East Roeser Rd Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • YALE POINT, 2.4 Mi S Of (Lat: 36.352222 Lon: -109.832333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WHB59, Licensee ID: L00007521
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Navajo Communications Company, Inc.
  • 2.9 Mi Se Of Rough Rock (Lat: 36.354167 Lon: -109.829833), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLE898, Licensee ID: L00060266
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/1985, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021Registrant: Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc., P. O. Box 40, Pine Hill, NM 87357

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 2.4 Miles South Of (Lat: 36.352222 Lon: -109.832333), Call Sign: KNKO572
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.810 MHz, 152.570 MHz, 152.720 MHz, 152.660 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (52%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Rough Rock compared to Arizona 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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