Rock Point, Arizona

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Rock Point, Arizona
Census-designated place
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 109°37′30″W / 36.71944°N 109.62500°W / 36.71944; -109.62500Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 109°37′30″W / 36.71944°N 109.62500°W / 36.71944; -109.62500
Country United States
State Arizona
County Apache
Area
 • Total 14.2 sq mi (36.7 km2)
 • Land 14.2 sq mi (36.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,003 ft (1,525 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 642
 • Density 45/sq mi (17.5/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86545
Area code 928
FIPS code 04-60880
GNIS feature ID 0010415

Rock Point (Navajo: Tsé Nitsaa Deezʼáhí, "The rock extends") is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Dinetah, in Apache County, Arizona, United States. The population was 642 at the 2010 census.[1] Its name is descriptive of the point where Chinle Creek enters some high sandstone walls.[2]

Geography[edit]

Rock Point is located at 36°43′10″N 109°37′30″W / 36.71944°N 109.62500°W / 36.71944; -109.62500 (36.719317, -109.625001).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.7 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 724 people, 168 households, and 150 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 52.5 people per square mile (20.3/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 16.6/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.79% Native American, 1.66% White, 0.14% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 168 households out of which 64.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 22.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.31 and the average family size was 4.63.

In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 49.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 13.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 19 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,208, and the median income for a family was $34,500. Males had a median income of $24,671 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,320. About 33.2% of families and 37.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Rock Point is a part of the Red Mesa Unified School District.

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.[5]

In addition the Rock Point Community School [1], which is operated by the Bureau of Indian Education, is in Rock Point.[6]

Furthermore, Rock Point is home to the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission School which serves local Elementary students.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rock Point CDP, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Byrd H. Granger (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 20. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "History of Red Mesa Schools." Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.
  6. ^ "National Directory." Bureau of Indian Education. 8 (17/42). Updated March 2009. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.