Kayenta, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 5,189.
Population change since 2000: +5.4%
Males: 2,550  (49.2%)
Females: 2,639  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

28.9 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 86033.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,472 (it was $31,707 in 2000)
Kayenta:

$30,472
AZ:

$62,055

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,524 (it was $9,421 in 2000)

Kayenta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $63,613 (it was $27,700 in 2000)
Kayenta:

$63,613
AZ:

$255,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $68,448; detached houses: $97,543; mobile homes: $33,929

Median gross rent in 2019: $572.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kayenta: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.5% for American Indian residents, 54.2% for other race residents, 84.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kayenta, AZ (2019)
    • 5,29194.6%American Indian alone
    • 2484.4%White alone
    • 541.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 410.7%Hispanic
    • 90.2%Black alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone
    • 30.05%Two or more races
    • 20.04%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Kayenta, Arizona as of May 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kayenta is 2,460 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 13.2 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile   (very low).

Kayenta, Arizona map

68 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Arizona:

13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,501 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (129.9 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (232.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (243.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Western, AZ (1.8 miles ),
Chilchinbito, AZ (4.1 miles ),
Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ (4.4 miles),
Oljato-Monument Valley, UT (4.5 miles ),
Shonto, AZ (4.8 miles ),
Dennehotso, AZ (4.9 miles ),
Oljato, UT (5.1 miles ),
Rough Rock, AZ (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 110.26 W

Area code: 928

Distribution of median household income in Kayenta, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kayenta, AZ in 2019
Kayenta satellite photo by USGS

Kayenta tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.5%
Arizona:

7.6%
Most common industries in Kayenta, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.3%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (22.6%)
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (23.7%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Kayenta, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Kayenta, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kayenta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 2029% 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 394.2 miles away from Kayenta 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 379.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 391.4 miles away from Kayenta center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 470.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 503.9 miles away from Kayenta center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from Kayenta 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 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).
Kayenta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kayenta:

  • FOUR CORNERS DIAL CLINIC KAYENTA (DVA) (US HWY 163 N)

Airports located in Kayenta:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kayenta:

  • San Juan College (about 117 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 132 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 132 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 138 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Southern Utah University (about 169 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 185 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Northcentral University (about 186 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kayenta:

  • KAYENTA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 484, Location: HWY 163, Grades: KG-8)
  • CHILCHINBETO COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: E HAY 160 NAVAJO RTE 59, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Kayenta

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kayenta: Navajo Tribal Utility (A), Tohdenasshai Trading Post (B), Kayenta Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn of Monument Valley (Highway 160), Holiday Inn Kayenta (US 160 And 163).

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

3.8 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.2%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Kayenta (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kayenta Branch at Hwy 160 Po Box 587, branch established on 1995/03/20. 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

For population 15 years and over in Kayenta:

Marital status in Kayenta, AZ
  • Never married: 61.6%
  • Now married: 34.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

For population 25 years and over in Kayenta:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 19.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kayenta
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kayenta, AZ (based on Navajo County data)

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-
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: 19
Navajo County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Navajo County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Navajo County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Navajo County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Navajo County:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Navajo County:

12.7%
State:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Navajo County:

26.1%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Navajo County:

9.8%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.2%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kayenta:

43.5%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Kayenta:

29.0
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kayenta:

24.8%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kayenta:

9.4%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.5
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kayenta:

31.5%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.0%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.4%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kayenta, AZ Residents

8.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


7.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
Businesses in Kayenta, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Burger King1McDonald's1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kayenta:

  • 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)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kayenta:

  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kayenta:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K38CX (Channel 38; SHONTO, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Kayenta fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Kayenta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.5mTotal length
  • $835,000Total costs
  • 48,115Total average daily traffic
  • 4,447Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,607Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Kayenta, AZ)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N7LIC, Grant Date: 07/05/1988, Expiration Date: 07/05/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2000, Registrant: Scott E Braden, Kayenta, AZ 86033
  • Call Sign: KI7RHM, Licensee ID: L02139976, Grant Date: 10/31/2017, Expiration Date: 10/31/2027, Certifier: Donald L Stryker, Registrant: Donald L Stryker, Kayenta, AZ 86033
  • Call Sign: KJ7OOO, Licensee ID: L02353587, Grant Date: 06/18/2020, Expiration Date: 06/18/2030, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2020, Certifier: Darwin James, Registrant: Darwin James, Kayenta, AZ 86033
  • Call Sign: KJ7OZQ, Licensee ID: L02353587, Grant Date: 07/02/2020, Expiration Date: 07/02/2030, Certifier: Darwin James, Registrant: Darwin James, Kayenta, AZ 86033

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kayenta, Arizona:

  • Kayenta Monument Valley Inn, Junction US 160 & 163, Kayenta, Arizona 86033 , Phone: (928) 697-3221, Fax: (928) 697-3349
  • Hampton Inn Of Monument Valley, Hwy 160, Kayenta, Arizona 86033 , Phone: (928) 697-3170, Fax: (928) 697-3189
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kayenta, Arizona
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kayenta, AZ
  • 78.0%Wood
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kayenta, AZ
  • 57.3%Electricity
  • 30.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 2.0%Utility gas


Kayenta compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.

Kayenta on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #3 (86033) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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)"
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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