Munds Park, Arizona
|Munds Park, Arizona|
Location in Coconino County and the state of Arizona
|• Total||22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)|
|• Land||22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||6,590 ft (2,009 m)|
|• Density||28/sq mi (11/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0032193|
Munds Park is a rural, unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, in the region known as Northern Arizona. The year round population was 631 at the 2010 census.
Munds Park is located at (34.944861, -111.637498).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.3 square miles (58 km2), of which, 22.3 square miles (58 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.09%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,250 people, 583 households, and 378 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 56.0 people per square mile (21.6/km2). There were 2,994 housing units at an average density of 134.2/sq mi (51.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.92% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 1.20% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% of the population.
There were 583 households out of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.58.
In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 15.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 36.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,432, and the median income for a family was $49,803. Males had a median income of $40,558 versus $22,200 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,769. About 4.4% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Munds Park is widely regarded for its variety of outdoor recreation opportunities in all seasons. The Munds Park Trail System is a collection of trails surrounding the town designated for hiking, mountain biking, and ATVs. It is an extremely popular summer destination for off road and All-Terrain Vehicles. The Arizona Trail passes between Munds Park and Mormon Lake. At large camping is allowed in the adjacent Coconino National Forest for portions of the year.
Several lakes can be found in the area. Located directly in Munds Park is Lake O'Dell, a small lake created by an earthen dam on Munds Creek. Lake O’Dell is popular among kayakers and local fishermen, and the lake is often stocked with trout. It is a haven for both migratory and non-migratory bird species, including ospreys and bald eagles. Other nearby lakes used for outdoor recreation include Lake Mary and Mormon Lake, Arizona’s largest natural lake, along with dozens of springs and natural ponds known as tanks.
Munds Park is located within Arizona Hunting Unit A6, and is among the richest units for elk, deer, and other large game in the United States. A6 is heavily forested and is crossed by dozens of dirt roads. Also located in Munds Park is Pinewood Country Club, a private 18-hole championship golf course.
Pinewood Country Club
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Munds Park is home of the Pinewood Country Club, which is an 18-hole championship golf course. It is the most prominent feature from interstate 17 northbound. The course itself does not open until about Memorial Day, although in years past has opened later due to heavy or late snows. It closes in October but has been open into November on some occasions. The clubhouse was constructed in the late 1950s and is home to two dining/event rooms, a restaurant, and a bar, plus it has a patio for outdoor seating. The club features a large driving range, chipping green, and putting green, and challenging holes for all skill levels. During summer, the tee times are normally filled, and the course is open seven days a week, weather permitting. The country club has a lightning warning system, and a loud, high pitched siren warns golfers to get off the course when lightning is in close proximity.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Munds Park Trail Stewards".
- "Coconino National Forest".
- "Arizona Hunting Units".
Munds Park is situated in northern Arizona. A park features a playground and basketball courts, which are available for anyone to use. The tennis courts, golf course and pool are available to members of the Pinewood Country only. The Pinewood Country Club is open from mid-May to late-October.