Pinon, Arizona

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Pinon, Arizona
Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
Pinon, Arizona is located in the US
Pinon, Arizona
Pinon, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°6′3″N 110°13′10″W / 36.10083°N 110.21944°W / 36.10083; -110.21944Coordinates: 36°6′3″N 110°13′10″W / 36.10083°N 110.21944°W / 36.10083; -110.21944
Country United States
State Arizona
Counties Navajo
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
Elevation 6,350 ft (1,935 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,190
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Pinon (Navajo: Beʼekʼid Baa Ahoodzání) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, and on the Navajo Nation. The population was 1,190 at the 2000 census.


Pinon is located at 36°6′3″N 110°13′10″W / 36.10083°N 110.21944°W / 36.10083; -110.21944 (36.100862, -110.219387).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,190 people, 296 households, and 240 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 184.9 people per square mile (71.3/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 57.8/sq mi (22.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 7.65% White, 91.93% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 0.08% from two or more races. 2.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Navajo people make up a majority of the population in Pinon, with other being Hopi and Caucasian people.

There were 296 households out of which 58.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.02 and the average family size was 4.69.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 46.3% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 2.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The nucleus income for a household in the CDP was $19,271, and the median income for a family was $23,393. Males had a median income of $16,471 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,045. About 52.1% of families and 53.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.7% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.


Piñon Unified School District serves the area. Piñon Elementary School, Piñon Middle School, and Piñon High School serve the area.

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operates the Jeehdeez'a Academy, Inc., in an area with a Piñon postal address.[3]


  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. 
  3. ^ "National Directory June 2015" (Archive). Bureau of Indian Education. p. 16/44. Retrieved on June 16, 2015.