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Chinle, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Chinle Census Designated Place had a population of 4,495 as of July 1, 2016. Chinle ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chinle is located at latitude 36.151 and longitude -109.5783 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Chinle Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,522 feet.

The Chinle Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408029) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Chinle Census Designated Place is located within Chinle Division of Apache County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chinle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chinle: Chin Lee, Chinlee.

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Chinle, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,495
Population in Households 4,463
Population in Familes 3,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,257
Average Household Size 3.55
Family Households 953
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 665 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $44,848
Average Home Value $82,306


Median Household Income $31,753
Average Household Income $45,056
Per Capita Income $13,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.23%
Households -0.13% -0.24%
Families -0.41% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chinle, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chinle to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 104 77th
Population Density1 # 183 60th
Diversity Index2 # 373 18th
Median Household Income # 320 29th
Per Capita Income # 319 29th

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