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Red Mesa, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Red Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 475 as of July 1, 2015. Red Mesa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Red Mesa is located at latitude 36.9711 and longitude -109.3698 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Red Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,371 feet.

The Red Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409150) 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 Red Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Sweetwater Division of Apache County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Red Mesa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Red Mesa, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 475
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 420
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $103,226
Average Home Value $113,636


Median Household Income $28,363
Average Household Income $38,434
Per Capita Income $11,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.3%
Households 0.0% -0.27%
Families 0.71% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.


Red Mesa, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Mesa to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 290 36th
Population Density1 # 384 15th
Diversity Index2 # 388 14th
Median Household Income # 357 21st
Per Capita Income # 355 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.