Red Mesa, Arizona

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Red Mesa, Arizona
Census-designated place
The eponymous red mesa in Red Mesa
The eponymous red mesa in Red Mesa
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 36°58′3″N 109°23′21″W / 36.96750°N 109.38917°W / 36.96750; -109.38917Coordinates: 36°58′3″N 109°23′21″W / 36.96750°N 109.38917°W / 36.96750; -109.38917
Country United States
State Arizona
County Apache
Area
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Land 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,364 ft (1,635 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 480
 • Density 37/sq mi (14.4/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86514
Area code 928
FIPS code 04-59550
GNIS feature ID 0024578

Red Mesa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. The population was 480 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Red Mesa is located at 36°58′3″N 109°23′21″W / 36.96750°N 109.38917°W / 36.96750; -109.38917 (36.967367, -109.389234).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.3 km2), all of it land.[1]

Navajo Nation Red Mesa Council delegates[edit]

  • Kenneth Maryboy
  • Davis Filfred

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 237 people, 78 households, and 52 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 18.6 people per square mile (7.2/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 8.0/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.86% Native American, 10.97% White, 2.53% Pacific Islander, 2.11% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 78 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 25.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.94.

In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 37.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 73.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 60.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,159, and the median income for a family was $22,159. Males had a median income of $25,357 versus $25,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,836. About 33.3% of families and 43.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 52.4% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The area is a part of the Red Mesa Unified School District. Red Mesa contains the district headquarters.[4][5] Three district schools, Red Mesa Elementary School (RMES),[4][6] Red Mesa Junior High School (RMJHS),[4][7] and Red Mesa High School are in Red Mesa.[4][8]

Originally the territory was within the Chinle School District. In July 1983 the Red Mesa Unified School District formed, splitting from the Chinle School District.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Red Mesa CDP, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Red Mesa CDP, Arizona." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "Home." (Direct image link) Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010. "HC 61 Box 40/HWY 160 MP 448 Teec, Nos Pos, [sic] AZ 86514
  6. ^ "Red Mesa Elementary High School." (Direct image link) Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010. "HC 61 Box 40/HWY 160 MP 448 Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
  7. ^ "Red Mesa Junior High School." (Direct image link) Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010. "HC 61 Box 40/HWY 160 MP 448 Teec, Nos Pos, [sic] AZ 86514
  8. ^ "Red Mesa High School." (Direct image link) Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010. "HC 61 Box 40/HWY 160 MP 448 Teec, Nos Pos, [sic] AZ 86514
  9. ^ "History of Red Mesa Schools." Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.