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Navajo County, Arizona (AZ)

County population in 2019: 110,924 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 97,470 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,664
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,988
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,671
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,006 (it was 7,372 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

34%

Land area: 9953 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Navajo County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.4%), Retail trade (13.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Navajo County, AZ (2019)
    • 49,05344.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 45,99841.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,74211.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7731.6%Two or more races
    • 9430.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1510.1%Some other race alone
    • 1360.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1280.1%Asian alone
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years
Males: 54,994  (49.6%)
Females: 55,930  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Navajo County:

2.0 people
Arizona:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,897 ($28,569 in 1999)
This county:

$38,897
Arizona:

$62,055

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $518 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $704)
This county:

$518
State:

$939


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $148,000 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Navajo:

$148,000
Arizona:

$255,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,300 - $258,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $200,109
Here:

$200,109
State:

$339,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,936
Here:

$210,936
State:

$267,800

Mobile homes: $69,450
Here:

$69,450
State:

$80,695

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $58,448
Here:

$58,448
State:

$34,702

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,165
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $270

Institutionalized population: 1,928

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 299
  • Thefts: 187
  • Auto thefts: 46
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 438 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1998: 585 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 1999: 562 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2000: 555 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2001: 652 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2002: 654 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2003: 784 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2004: 914 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2005: 1216 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2006: 1129 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2007: 796 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2008: 414 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2009: 135 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2010: 109 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2011: 96 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2012: 91 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2013: 144 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2014: 183 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2015: 165 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2016: 219 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2017: 315 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2018: 331 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2019: 332 buildings, average cost: $241,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Navajo, AZ residents
Average permit cost in Navajo, AZ
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,108 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $611 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Navajo, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Navajo, AZ in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Navajo, AZ in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.6%
Navajo County:

25.6%
Arizona:

13.5%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents, 25.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.3% for other race residents, 22.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.4 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 40.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.2 years old, Black residents: 38.8 years old, American Indian residents: 30.6 years old, Asian residents: 41.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 38.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Navajo County is $446 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $793 a month.

Cities in this county include: Little Colorado, Apache, Western, Winslow, Show Low, Indian Wells, Whiteriver, Kayenta, Holbrook, Snowflake.

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

2018 air pollution in Navajo County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.042 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Navajo County: Yampas Village (A), Signature Rock (B), Aja Ranch (C), Kane Ranch (D), Tanners Crossing (E), Tusayan Ruins (F), Painted Cave Ranch (G), Apache Maid Cabin (H), Arizona Snow Bowl (I), Ashurst Lake Campground (J), Banjo Bill Campground (K), Bar D Corral (L), Bar Heart Ranch (M), Benham Ranch (N), Big Windmill (O), Anderson Ranch (P), Blue Ridge Campground (Q), Anita Station (R), Buck Ridge Cabin (S), Buck Springs Cabin (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Navajo County include: East Valley Baptist Church (A), Black Falls Bible Church (B), Northland Baptist Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: John Daw Grave (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake One (A), Aspen Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Horse Trap Lake (D), Swamp Lake (E), Carr Lake (F), Fisher and Fry Lake (G), Lake Number Four (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Taah Iiti Wash (A), Haada Is Taani Di Wash (B), Limestone Wash (C), Antelope Tank Ditch (D), Deer Creek (E), Black Tank Wash (F), Shonto Wash (G), West Fork Oak Creek (H), Cedar Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Navajo County include: Canyon Point Recreation Area (1), Fort Tuthill County Park (2), Bear Canyon Lake Recreation Area (3), White Horse Recreation Site (4), Aspen Recreation Area (5), Forked Pine Picnic Area (6), Halfway Picnic Area (7), Benham Snow Play Area (8), George Smith Historical Monument (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cimarron County, Oklahoma , Crittenden County, Kentucky , Hot Spring County, Arkansas , Grundy County, Tennessee , Jefferson County, Missouri , Smyth County, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.5%
Arizona:

7.6%

Unemployment by year in Navajo, AZ
County total employment by year in Navajo, AZ
County average yearly wages by year in Navajo, AZ

Current college students: 3,956
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,428 (42.0% naturalized citizens)

Navajo County:

2.2%
Whole state:

13.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7512010 or later
  • 7292000 to 2009
  • 4791990 to 1999
  • 2531980 to 1989
  • 2671970 to 1979
  • 451Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.1%

Navajo County marital status for males Navajo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40,430
  • One, attached: 1,903
  • Two: 526
  • 3 or 4: 2,095
  • 5 to 9: 601
  • 10 to 19: 396
  • 20 to 49: 184
  • 50 or more: 118
  • Mobile homes: 12,170
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 78

Housing units in Navajo County with a mortgage: 11,199 (233 second mortgage, 435 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,007

Here:

39.3% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Navajo County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other24,72762
Evangelical Protestant13,96698
Catholic6,60014
Mainline Protestant1,41018
Black Protestant2072
None60,539-
Navajo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Navajo County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Navajo County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 88
This county:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Navajo County:

12.7%
Arizona:

8.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Navajo County:

26.1%
State:

22.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Navajo County:

Average size of farms: 15791 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,003
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.58%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $102,035
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,560
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.67%
Vegetables: 57 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Tornado activity:

Navajo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arizona state average. It is 109595352.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Navajo County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 1744% 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 366.3 miles away from Navajo County 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 355.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 345.5 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 367.3 miles away from the county 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 356.5 miles away from Navajo County center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 494.8 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arizona Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4524, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arizona Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 29, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3307: January 24, 2010, FEMA Id: 3307, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arizona Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 18, 2010 to January 22, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1888: March 18, 2010, FEMA Id: 1888, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 25, 2006 to August 04, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1660: September 07, 2006, FEMA Id: 1660, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arizona Potato Fire, Incident Period: June 12, 2006 to June 18, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 2642, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3241: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3241, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 2004 to January 12, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1581: February 17, 2005, FEMA Id: 1581, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arizona Kinishba Fire, Incident Period: July 13, 2003 to July 22, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 2478, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Chedeski Farms Fire, Incident Period: June 20, 2002 to July 07, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 2430, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Wildfires, Incident Period: June 18, 2002 to July 07, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1422: June 25, 2002, FEMA Id: 1422, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Navajo County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Navajo

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,156 (73.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,984 (9.1%)
  • Bus: 495 (1.5%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 12 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 765 (2.3%)
  • Bicycle: 120 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,665 (5.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,646 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (49%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Navajo County


  • American (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Navajo County, Arizona in 2000:

  • 1,363 people in state prisons
  • 182 people in nursing homes
  • 127 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 126 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 123 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 121 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 81 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 31 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 29 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Navajo County, Arizona in 2010:

  • 1,413 people in state prisons
  • 290 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 154 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,382.

8.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Arizona average:

6.11%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.23% relocated from other counties in Arizona ($26,320 average AGI)
3.38% relocated from other states ($16,053 average AGI)
Navajo County:

3.38%
Arizona average:

4.37%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.37% ($48,670 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.93% ($28,395)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.68% ($35,940)
from Pima County, AZ  0.43% ($54,610)
from San Juan County, NM  0.39% ($28,661)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.26% ($47,107)
from McKinley County, NM  0.26% ($26,317)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Arizona average:

5.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.74% relocated to other counties in Arizona ($25,459 average AGI)
2.71% relocated to other states ($15,350 average AGI)
Navajo County:

2.71%
Arizona average:

3.39%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.18% ($38,725 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  0.86% ($30,677)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.55% ($35,322)
to Pima County, AZ  0.35% ($40,073)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.23% ($48,397)
to McKinley County, NM  0.20% ($34,730)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.19% ($34,983)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.3

Births per 1000 population in Navajo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Navajo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Navajo County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Navajo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Navajo County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Navajo County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Navajo County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Navajo County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Navajo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,065 (12,175 aged, 2,890 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,413 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Navajo County, Arizona in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (886)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (875)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (659)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (646)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (496)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (476)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (443)
  • Unspecified dementia (383)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (355)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (348)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Cut/Pierce - 36.0
  • Firearm - 29.1
  • Other - 51.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 248.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 124.7
  • Suffocation - 84.5
  • Poisoning - 29.1
  • Other - 9.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 110,924
  • Male householders: 17,292 (4,982 living alone), Female householders: 21,440 (4,368 living alone)
  • 18,422 spouses (18,422 opposite-sex spouses), 2,472 unmarried partners, (2,472 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 35,314 children (32,503 natural, 1,208 adopted, 1,603 stepchildren), 6,808 grandchildren, 1,678 brothers or sisters, 746 parents, 137 foster children, 2,851 other relatives, 874 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,890

Size of family households: 13,536 2-persons, 4,559 3-persons, 4,346 4-persons, 3,099 5-persons, 1,998 6-persons, 994 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,350 1-person, 850 2-persons.

13,825 married couples with children.
8,507 single-parent households (2,018 men, 6,489 women).

62.3% of residents of Navajo speak English at home.
6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
31.9% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $826,995,000 ($7,768 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,370,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $234,023,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $88,453,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $40,009,000
Federal grants: $349,161,000
Federal procurement contracts: $44,756,000 ($-5,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $70,593,000 ($35,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $363,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,797,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,557,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,775
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,207
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +365
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,179
Here:

+57 per 1000 residents
State:

+69 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Navajo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Navajo County, Arizona
  • Year house built in Navajo County, Arizona
  • 6102014 or later
  • 1,1532010 to 2013
  • 12,8692000 to 2009
  • 11,2281990 to 1999
  • 11,4161980 to 1989
  • 10,5391970 to 1979
  • 4,8641960 to 1969
  • 2,9621950 to 1959
  • 7791940 to 1949
  • 2,0811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Navajo County, Arizona
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Navajo County, Arizona
  • 8441 room
  • 8662 rooms
  • 2,0213 rooms
  • 5,0144 rooms
  • 5,9995 rooms
  • 6,5916 rooms
  • 3,2667 rooms
  • 1,9238 rooms
  • 1,6829+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
  • 6681 room
  • 3182 rooms
  • 1,4713 rooms
  • 3,1094 rooms
  • 2,7055 rooms
  • 8966 rooms
  • 1,0627 rooms
  • 1328 rooms
  • 1659+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Navajo County, Arizona
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Navajo County, Arizona
  • 942no bedroom
  • 2,3851 bedroom
  • 5,5712 bedrooms
  • 13,8593 bedrooms
  • 4,5904 bedrooms
  • 8595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
  • 691no bedroom
  • 1,2951 bedroom
  • 4,1452 bedrooms
  • 3,0273 bedrooms
  • 1,1504 bedrooms
  • 2185+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Navajo County, Arizona in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Navajo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Navajo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,069no vehicle
  • 8,0911 vehicle
  • 10,7752 vehicles
  • 3,8733 vehicles
  • 2,3954 vehicles
  • 1,0035+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Navajo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Navajo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,357no vehicle
  • 5,4921 vehicle
  • 2,6462 vehicles
  • 9053 vehicles
  • 1264 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.0% of Navajo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Arizona.

Navajo County:

86.0%
State average:

82.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 74,805
  • Other state: 33,214
  • Northeast: 2,677
  • Midwest: 8,992
  • South: 5,614
  • West: 15,931
Year householders moved into unit in Navajo County, AZ
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Navajo County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.4%Wood
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 17.0%Electricity
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 34.9%Wood
  • 29.6%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 355
Here:

2.7%
Arizona:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 202
Here:

2.6%
Arizona:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 368
Here:

13.9%
Arizona:

13.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Navajo County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,417,000
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,113,000
    Regular Highways: $11,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,860,000
    Police Protection: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,135,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,722,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,310,000
    Financial Administration: $863,000
    Libraries: $671,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $431,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $417,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $373,000
    Water Utilities: $354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $17,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,645,000
    Health and Hospitals: $224,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $206,000
    Education: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $911,000
    Special Assessments: $379,000
    Rents: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $25,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $842,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $434,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $130,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $67,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,024,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,121,000
    Highways: $11,948,000
    Education: $306,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,005,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,382,000
    Other License: $433,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $65,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $226,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Navajo County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,417,000
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,113,000
    Regular Highways: $11,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,860,000
    Police Protection: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,135,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,722,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,310,000
    Financial Administration: $863,000
    Libraries: $671,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $431,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $417,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $373,000
    Water Utilities: $354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $17,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,645,000
    Health and Hospitals: $224,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $206,000
    Education: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $911,000
    Special Assessments: $379,000
    Rents: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $25,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $842,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $434,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $130,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $67,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,024,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,121,000
    Highways: $11,948,000
    Education: $306,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,005,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,382,000
    Other License: $433,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $65,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $226,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Navajo County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,417,000
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,113,000
    Regular Highways: $11,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,860,000
    Police Protection: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,135,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,722,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,310,000
    Financial Administration: $863,000
    Libraries: $671,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $431,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $417,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $373,000
    Water Utilities: $354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $17,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,645,000
    Health and Hospitals: $224,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $206,000
    Education: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $911,000
    Special Assessments: $379,000
    Rents: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $25,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $842,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $434,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $130,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $67,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,024,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,121,000
    Highways: $11,948,000
    Education: $306,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,005,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,382,000
    Other License: $433,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $65,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $226,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Navajo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,417,000
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,113,000
    Regular Highways: $11,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,860,000
    Police Protection: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,135,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,722,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,310,000
    Financial Administration: $863,000
    Libraries: $671,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $431,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $417,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $373,000
    Water Utilities: $354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $17,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,645,000
    Health and Hospitals: $224,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $206,000
    Education: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $911,000
    Special Assessments: $379,000
    Rents: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $25,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $842,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $434,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $130,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $67,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,024,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,121,000
    Highways: $11,948,000
    Education: $306,000
    Other: $261,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,005,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,382,000
    Other License: $433,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $65,000
    Other: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $226,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,034
  • Number of aged recipients: 706
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,328
  • Number of recipients under 18: 950
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,515
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,569
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,686
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,362
Most common first names in Navajo County, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary28378.3 years
John25674.1 years
Robert17767.5 years
William17273.3 years
James16171.5 years
George13274.0 years
Frank11076.2 years
Helen10577.0 years
Charles10473.0 years
Edward8672.9 years
Most common last names in Navajo County, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay32372.3 years
Yazzie19167.1 years
Smith12371.4 years
Johnson11768.2 years
Nez8869.4 years
Tsosie7971.3 years
James7966.5 years
Williams6969.3 years
Lee6370.0 years
Jones5169.9 years
Businesses in Navajo County, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware5Little Caesars Pizza3
Alco Stores1Long John Silver's1
Arby's3Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets11
AutoZone1McDonald's7
Best Western6Motel 63
Big O Tires1Nike4
Burger King5Nissan2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Circle K9Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn2Quality1
Dairy Queen5RadioShack3
Days Inn2Ramada1
Dennys4Rodeway Inn1
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In4
Domino's Pizza1Safeway4
Econo Lodge2Sears1
Fashion Bug1Sleep Inn1
FedEx11Starbucks2
Ford3Subaru1
GameStop1Subway5
H&R Block7Super 83
Hilton1Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn4Toyota1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value1
KFC4U-Haul11
Kmart1UPS17
Knights Inn1Vons4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

Navajo County on our top lists:

  • #21 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+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"