Oljato–Monument Valley, Utah

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Monument Valley, Utah
Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona near Monument Valley, UT
Location in San Juan County and the state of Utah.
Location in San Juan County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 37°0′38″N 110°14′34″W / 37.01056°N 110.24278°W / 37.01056; -110.24278Coordinates: 37°0′38″N 110°14′34″W / 37.01056°N 110.24278°W / 37.01056; -110.24278
Country United States
State Utah
County San Juan
 • Total 28.7 sq mi (74.4 km2)
 • Land 28.7 sq mi (74.4 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 864
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)

Oljato–Monument Valley (Navajo: Ooljééʼtó) is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. The population was 864 at the 2000 census.


Oljato–Monument Valley is located at 37°0′38″N 110°14′34″W / 37.01056°N 110.24278°W / 37.01056; -110.24278 (37.010556, -110.242778).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 28.7 square miles (74.4 km²), all of it land.


As a of the census of 2000, there were 864 people, 207 households, and 174 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 30.1 people per square mile (11.6/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 9.6/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.10% Native American, 5.44% White, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 55.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.17 and the average family size was 4.61.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 43.4% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $32,768. Males had a median income of $28,646 versus $25,278 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,904. About 25.7% of the families and 23.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% under the age of 18 and none 65 or older.

In fiction[edit]

In the 6th series of the new Doctor Who the location given on the invitations leads the characters to a spot in Oljato–Monument Valley.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.