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Navajo County, Arizona (AZ)

County population in 2014: 108,101 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Navajo County: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.0%), Manufacturing (13.5%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Navajo County, Arizona:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (43.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (42.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Arizona median age:  35.0 years
Males: 54,103  (50.0%)
Females: 53,998  (50.0%)
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Navajo County,AZ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Navajo County:

2.0 people
Arizona:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $37,833 ($28,569 in 1999)

This county:

$37,833
Arizona:

$51,492

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $521 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $671)
This county:

$521
State:

$791


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $120,900 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Navajo:

$120,900
Arizona:

$194,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,100 - $193,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,029
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $281

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $947 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $813 (0.8%)

Navajo County household income distribution in 2009 Navajo County home values distribution Navajo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 28.2%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.5% for American Indian residents, 74.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.5% for other race residents, 26.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 28.2%
Navajo County:

28.2%
Arizona:

17.4%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.5% for American Indian residents, 74.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.4% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 33 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

2012 air pollution in Navajo County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.043 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.2 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 September 2015:
Here:

9.5%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,956
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,654 (38% naturalized citizens)

Navajo County:

1.7%
Whole state:

12.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 404
  • 1990 to 1994: 279
  • 1985 to 1989: 123
  • 1980 to 1984: 130
  • 1975 to 1979: 161
  • 1970 to 1974: 106
  • 1970 to 1974: 45
  • 1965 to 1969: 406
Note: State values scaled to Navajo County population

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: 31,143
  • One, attached: 1,453
  • Two: 616
  • 3 or 4: 1,075
  • 5 to 9: 451
  • 10 to 19: 289
  • 20 or more: 283
  • Mobile homes: 11,458
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 645

Housing units in Navajo County with a mortgage: 6,918 (620 second mortgage, 691 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,750

Here:

44.2% with mortgage
State:

74.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Navajo County

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 near Arizona state average. It is 374% 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 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
  • Arizona Rodeo Fire, Incident Period: June 18, 2002 to July 07, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 2429, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Navajo County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (55%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Navajo County (%):

  • English (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)

Navajo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,126 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 5,534 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 186 (1%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 54 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,672 (6%)
  • Other means: 336 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,010 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $39,686.

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Arizona average:

5.73%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.07%

4.65% relocated from other counties in Arizona ($20,993 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($13,742 average AGI)
Navajo County:

2.89%
Arizona average:

3.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.98% ($36,088 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.87% ($27,548)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.66% ($25,893)
from Pima County, AZ  0.35% ($35,638)
from San Juan County, NM  0.24% ($25,577)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.23% ($38,868)
from McKinley County, NM  0.20% ($34,883)


8.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Arizona average:

5.60%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

5.16% relocated to other counties in Arizona ($19,743 average AGI)
3.19% relocated to other states ($12,443 average AGI)
Navajo County:

3.19%
Arizona average:

3.79%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.08% ($32,707 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.00% ($27,807)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.67% ($28,862)
to Pima County, AZ  0.41% ($36,715)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.32% ($36,625)
to San Juan County, NM  0.20% ($23,533)
to McKinley County, NM  0.20% ($29,898)

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 2014: 1.9

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 2014: 8.2

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 live births in Navajo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Navajo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Navajo County, Arizona in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (669)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (616)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (490)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (421)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (409)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (359)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (292)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (287)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (283)
  • Unspecified dementia (264)

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: 105,222
  • In family households: 93,657 (16,058 male householders, 9,865 female householders)
    17,524 spouses, 34,410 children (31,882 natural, 930 adopted, 1,598 stepchildren), 7,077 grandchildren, 1,318 brothers or sisters, 943 parents, 2,210 other relatives, 3,038 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,565 (5,046 male householders (4,207 living alone)), 4,689 female householders (4,006 living alone)), 1,830 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,227 (1,928 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,929 2-persons, 4,901 3-persons, 4,189 4-persons, 3,225 5-persons, 1,707 6-persons, 1,972 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,213 1-person, 1,332 2-persons, 123 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

20,139 married couples with children.
7,987 single-parent households (1,659 men, 6,328 women).

60.1% of residents of Navajo County speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
34.3% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% 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:

5.0
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 76
  • 2010 to 2013: 509
  • 2000 to 2009: 12,330
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,043
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,368
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,625
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,463
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,992
  • 1940 to 1949: 800
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,438
Note: State values scaled to Navajo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Navajo County population
  • 1 room: 1,458
  • 2 rooms: 1,189
  • 3 rooms: 2,225
  • 4 rooms: 3,593
  • 5 rooms: 5,329
  • 6 rooms: 4,144
  • 7 rooms: 2,258
  • 8 rooms: 1,316
  • 9+ rooms: 1,159
  • 1 room: 441
  • 2 rooms: 874
  • 3 rooms: 1,140
  • 4 rooms: 1,812
  • 5 rooms: 1,682
  • 6 rooms: 940
  • 7 rooms: 265
  • 8 rooms: 133
  • 9+ rooms: 85
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Navajo County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Navajo County population
  • no bedroom: 1,849
  • 1 bedroom: 2,108
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,853
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,280
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,934
  • 5+ bedrooms: 647
  • no bedroom: 548
  • 1 bedroom: 1,523
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,685
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,060
  • 4 bedrooms: 497
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
Cars and other vehicles available in Navajo County, Arizona in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Navajo County population
  • no vehicle: 2,507
  • 1 vehicle: 7,184
  • 2 vehicles: 8,441
  • 3 vehicles: 3,308
  • 4 vehicles: 905
  • 5+ vehicles: 326
  • no vehicle: 1,365
  • 1 vehicle: 3,450
  • 2 vehicles: 1,992
  • 3 vehicles: 452
  • 4 vehicles: 66
  • 5+ vehicles: 47

61% of Navajo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Arizona.

Navajo County:

61.3%
State average:

46.0%

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

  • This state: 67,403
  • Northeast: 2,319
  • Midwest: 7,180
  • South: 4,801
  • West: 13,711

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 16%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 14%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Navajo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.8%)
  • Wood (30.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.7%)
  • Electricity (7.5%)
  • Coal or coke (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (42.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.7%)
  • Wood (18.6%)
  • Electricity (13.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 505
Here:

3.0%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 377
Here:

4.5%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 390
Here:

11.3%
Arizona:

13.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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
Navajo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Navajo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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)"