First Mesa, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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First Mesa, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The First Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 1,540 as of July 1, 2016. First Mesa 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 First Mesa is located at latitude 35.8317 and longitude -110.3689 in Navajo County. The formal boundaries for the First Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,810 feet.

The First Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408213) 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 First Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Hopi Division of Navajo County.

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

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


Total Population 1,540
Population in Households 1,540
Population in Familes 1,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $86,111
Average Home Value $100,789


Median Household Income $37,753
Average Household Income $49,750
Per Capita Income $13,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.05%
Households -0.33% -0.09%
Families -0.96% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

First Mesa, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares First Mesa 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 # 170 63rd
Population Density1 # 292 36th
Diversity Index2 # 387 15th
Median Household Income # 227 50th
Per Capita Income # 311 31st

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