Nenahnezad, New Mexico

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Nenahnezad, New Mexico
Location of Nenahnezan, New Mexico.
Location of Nenahnezan, New Mexico.
Nenahnezad, New Mexico is located in the United States
Nenahnezad, New Mexico
Nenahnezad, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°44′9″N 108°24′56″W / 36.73583°N 108.41556°W / 36.73583; -108.41556Coordinates: 36°44′9″N 108°24′56″W / 36.73583°N 108.41556°W / 36.73583; -108.41556
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountySan Juan
 • Total3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Land3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
5,164 ft (1,574 m)
 • Total726
 • Density205.6/sq mi (79.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-51715
GNIS feature ID1877178

Nenahnezad (Navajo: Niinahnízaad) is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 726 at the 2000 census. Nenahnezad is a Chapter community just to the south of Fruitland, between the towns of Farmington and Shiprock. It is part of the Farmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Nenahnezad is located at 36°44′9″N 108°24′56″W / 36.73583°N 108.41556°W / 36.73583; -108.41556 (36.735812, -108.415499).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.22%) is water.


At the 2000 census[2] there were 726 people, 193 households and 154 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 205.6 per square mile (79.4/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 65.4 per square mile (25.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.52% Native American, 0.69% White, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93% of the population.

There were 193 households of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.76 and the average family size was 4.38.

38.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median household income was $22,054 and the median family income was $21,250. Males had a median income of $25,156 vcompared with $15,577 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,041. About 51.4% of families and 59.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63.0% of those under age 18 and 49.0% of those age 65 or over.


Central Consolidated Schools serves Nenahnezad as well as other communities in western San Juan County.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  • Linford, Laurance D., Navajo Places - History, Legend Landscape The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2000. ISBN 0-87480-624-0

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