Window Rock, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 2,712. Population change since 2000: -11.3%
Males: 1,206  (44.5%)
Females: 1,506  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 86515.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,228 (it was $36,885 in 2000)
Window Rock:

$35,228
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,748 (it was $11,122 in 2000)

Window Rock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $125,765 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Window Rock:

$125,765
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $494.

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  • Races in Window Rock, AZ (2010)

    Window Rock races chart
    • 2,53493.4%American Indian alone
    • 602.2%White alone
    • 481.8%Hispanic
    • 431.6%Two or more races
    • 200.7%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Window Rock: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6900 feet

Land area: 5.19 square miles.

Population density: 522 people per square mile   (low).

Window Rock, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Window Rock:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Window Rock CDP:

  • Never married: 61.3%
  • Now married: 26.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

32 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $566 (0.6%)

Window Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (137.3 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (143.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (226.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: St. Michaels, AZ (1.4 miles ), Tse Bonito, NM (1.5 miles ), Fort Defiance, AZ (2.2 miles ), Rock Springs, NM (3.7 miles ), Oak Springs, AZ (3.8 miles) , Yah-ta-hey, NM (3.9 miles ), Navajo, NM (4.0 miles ), Nakaibito, NM (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.67 N, Longitude: 109.06 W

Area code: 928

Window Rock household income distribution Window Rock home values distribution

Window Rock tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.3%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Window Rock, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Window Rock-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 301% 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 435.8 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 424.8 miles away from Window Rock center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 414.5 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 435.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 424.7 miles away from Window Rock center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 562.4 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).
Window Rock topographic map

Birthplace of: Bobby Bold Eagle - Professional wrestler.

airports located in Window Rock:

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

  • San Juan College (about 91 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 130 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 144 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 144 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 144 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Coconino Community College (about 150 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 151 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)

Public school in Window Rock:

  • TSEHOOTSOOI DINE BI'OLTA (Location: CHEE DODGE DRIVE)

Library in Window Rock:

  • OFFICE OF NAVAJO NATION LIBRARY (Operating income: $369,873; Location: HIGHWAY 264 POST OFFICE LOOP; 72,417 books; 99 audio materials; 1,616 video materials; 119 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Window Rock: Arizona State Inspection Station (A), Navajo Tribal Zoo (B), Tse Bonito Campground (C), Navajo Nation Training Center (D), Navajo Nation Telecommunication and Utilities Building (E), Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency Building (F), Navajo Nation Department of Minerals Building (G), Navajo Nation Department of Justice Building (H), Navajo Nation Department of Information Technology Building (I), Navajo Nation Department of Highway Safety Building (J), Navajo Nation Administration Building 2 (K), Navajo Nation Administration Building 1 (L), Navajo Housing Authority Building (M), Navajo Department of Dine Education Center (N), Navajo Nation Museum (O), Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President (P), Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue Services Station 10 Window Rock (Q), Window Rock Police Department (R), Navajo Nation Council Chamber (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Window Rock: Window Rock United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Window Rock include: Tse Bonita Tribal Park (1), Navajo Tribal Fairground (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital (48 West Highway 264).

Apache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.4%
(76.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Window Rock in 2010:

  • 14 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
34 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Window Rock (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Window Rock Branch at Hwy 264, branch established on 1962/08/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Arizona average:

12.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Window 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:
Here:

46.6%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Window Rock:

44.1%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.1%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Window Rock:

6.6
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Window Rock:

33.9%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Window Rock:

53.9%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.9%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Window 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 Window Rock:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Window Rock:

  • KWIM (102.7 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Window Rock:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K68BL (Channel 68; NAVAJO COMP STATION, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K44BB (Channel 44; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • K64AY (Channel 64; NAVAJO COMP STATION, AZ; Owner: EL PASO NATURAL GAS CO.)
  • K66BH (Channel 66; NAVAJO COMP STATION, AZ; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
Window Rock fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Window Rock fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $85,000Total costs
  • 19,614Total average daily traffic
  • 1,960Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,438Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Window Rock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Window Rock, AZ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Window Rock)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH B200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-prop
    N-Number: 200GS , Serial Number: BB--1214
    Registrant (Government): Navajo Nation, Po Box 706, Window Rock, AZ 86515
  • Aircraft: BEECH C90 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 201 mph), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 214P , Serial Number: LJ-1293, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/1991
    Registrant (Government): Navajo Nation, Po Box 706, Window Rock, AZ 86515
  • Aircraft: BEECH B200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 740P , Serial Number: BB-1218, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/1985
    Registrant (Government): Navajo Nation, Po Box 706, Window Rock, AZ 86515

Most common first names in Window Rock, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1771.8 years
John1564.3 years
Joe1168.3 years
Louise1064.1 years
David1041.9 years
James961.4 years
Albert856.6 years
Nellie865.3 years
Robert843.8 years
Thomas753.6 years
Most common last names in Window Rock, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay4792.9 years
Yazzie3763.1 years
Lee1561.3 years
Benally1551.9 years
Nez1464.9 years
Tsosie1060.5 years
Blackgoat970.2 years
Wauneka967.7 years
James851.2 years
Wilson849.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Window Rock, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1

Window Rock compared to Arizona state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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