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Page, Arizona
City
View of Lake Powell Boulevard in Page
View of Lake Powell Boulevard in Page
Motto: "The Center of Canyon Country"
Location in Coconino County and the state of Arizona
Location in Coconino County and the state of Arizona
Page, Arizona is located in the US
Page, Arizona
Page, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°54′51″N 111°27′35″W / 36.91417°N 111.45972°W / 36.91417; -111.45972Coordinates: 36°54′51″N 111°27′35″W / 36.91417°N 111.45972°W / 36.91417; -111.45972
Country United States
State Arizona
County Coconino
Government
 • Mayor Bill Diak
Area[1]
 • Total 38.34 sq mi (99.30 km2)
 • Land 38.19 sq mi (98.92 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Elevation 4,118 ft (1,255 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,247
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 7,599
 • Density 198.21/sq mi (76.53/km2)
Time zone PT (UTC-8)
ZIP codes 86036, 86040
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-51810
Website cityofpage.org

Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,247.[4]

History[edit]

Unlike other cities in the area, Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Its 17-square-mile (44 km2) site was obtained in a land exchange with the Navajo Nation. The city is perched atop Manson Mesa at an elevation of 4,300 feet (1,300 m) above sea level and 600 feet (180 m) above Lake Powell.

The city was originally called Government Camp, but was later named for John C. Page, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, 1936-1943.

After the dam was completed in the 1960s, the city grew steadily to today's population of over 7,000. Because of the new roads and bridge built for use during construction, it has become the gateway to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell, attracting more than 3 million visitors per year. Page is also the home of two of the largest electrical generation units in the western United States. Glen Canyon Dam has a 1,288,000-kilowatt capacity when fully online. The other power plant to the southeast is the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired steam plant with an output capability of 2,250,000 kilowatts.

Geography[edit]

Page is located at 36°54′51″N 111°27′35″W / 36.91417°N 111.45972°W / 36.91417; -111.45972 (36.914296, -111.459717).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.6 square miles (43 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.12%, is water.

Climate[edit]

Page has an arid climate (Köppen BWk) with hot, very dry summers and chilly winters with very little snow. It is located in the southern edge of the Great Basin Desert on the Colorado Plateau. It is very dry due to being in the rainshadow of the mountains of California and too far north to get consistent North American Monsoons.

Climate data for Page, Arizona
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(18)
72
(22)
82
(28)
91
(33)
102
(39)
107
(42)
109
(43)
106
(41)
100
(38)
93
(34)
77
(25)
66
(19)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 43.1
(6.2)
50.3
(10.2)
59.5
(15.3)
68.5
(20.3)
78.5
(25.8)
90.2
(32.3)
95.1
(35.1)
92.0
(33.3)
83.5
(28.6)
69.7
(20.9)
53.8
(12.1)
43.7
(6.5)
69.0
(20.6)
Average low °F (°C) 26.3
(−3.2)
30.4
(−0.9)
37.0
(2.8)
43.6
(6.4)
52.6
(11.4)
62.3
(16.8)
68.3
(20.2)
66.4
(19.1)
58.4
(14.7)
46.6
(8.1)
34.7
(1.5)
27.1
(−2.7)
46.1
(7.8)
Record low °F (°C) −11
(−24)
6
(−14)
18
(−8)
25
(−4)
31
(−1)
44
(7)
56
(13)
46
(8)
40
(4)
24
(−4)
16
(−9)
1
(−17)
−11
(−24)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.61
(15.5)
0.48
(12.2)
0.65
(16.5)
0.50
(12.7)
0.40
(10.2)
0.14
(3.6)
0.58
(14.7)
0.69
(17.5)
0.66
(16.8)
0.99
(25.1)
0.56
(14.2)
0.48
(12.2)
6.74
(171.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 2.1
(5.3)
1.2
(3)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
1.4
(3.6)
5.4
(13.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 4.5 4.0 5.2 3.5 3.2 1.7 4.6 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.2 3.9 47.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.9 0.6 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.6 2.6
Source: NOAA[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,960
1970 1,439 −51.4%
1980 4,907 241.0%
1990 6,598 34.5%
2000 6,809 3.2%
2010 7,247 6.4%
Est. 2016 7,599 [3] 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 7,247 people, 2,518 households, and 1,822 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.3 inhabitants per square mile (164.6/km2). There were 2,787 housing units at an average density of 163.9 per square mile (63.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 57.6% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 34.0% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% (two people) Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. 7.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,518 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

As of the 2015 American Community Survey[9] The median income for a household in the city was $57,161, and the median income for a family was $64,135. Males had a median full-time income of $47,779 versus $37,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,338. About 14.1% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

Satellite photo showing Page, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo Generating Station and Colorado River
Aerial view of Page from a plane
Colorado River, Page city area on the right and Navajo Generating Station in the background
Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge

Education[edit]

Page is served by the Page Unified School District. Two public elementary schools, Desert View Elementary School and Lake View Elementary School, are located in the city and serve the city. Page Middle School and Page High School are also located in the city.

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Page's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[10] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Aramark 700
2 Navajo Generating Station 498
3 Page Unified School District 436
4 Walmart 210
5 City of Page 180
6 Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits 165
7 Page Hospital 115
8 Safeway 100
9 Courtyard by Marriott 90
10 Page Steel 84
11 Canyonlands Community Health 54

Transportation[edit]

Page is located on U.S. Route 89. Arizona State Route 98 heads east into the Navajo reservation.

Public transportation is provided by Helping Hands Agency, a local nonprofit, under the name Helping Hands Express.[11] Salt Lake Express provides a shuttle between Page and St. George, Utah.[12]

Page Municipal Airport serves Page with scheduled, charter, and general aviation.

Media[edit]

The Lake Powell Chronicle is the weekly newspaper in Page.

Films[edit]

Several films have been shot in the Page area including:

Literature[edit]

Page appears as the main town in the 4th of the Sheriff Wyler Scott series novels title "Broken Canyon"

Page (and the surrounding areas of Glen Canyon) also appear in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Page city, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Climatography of the United States No. 20 (1971–2000)" (PDF). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  10. ^ City of Page CAFR
  11. ^ Helping Hands Express
  12. ^ Salt Lake Express

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