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The Indian Wells Census Designated Place had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2016. Indian Wells 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 Indian Wells is located at latitude 35.4092 and longitude -110.1144 in Navajo County. The formal boundaries for the Indian Wells Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,800 feet.

The Indian Wells Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582801) 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 Indian Wells Census Designated Place is located within Indian Wells Division of Navajo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Indian Wells 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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Indian Wells, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 252
Population in Households 252
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 4.2
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $86,538
Average Home Value $120,918


Median Household Income $30,020
Average Household Income $39,217
Per Capita Income $10,722
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% 0.16%
Households -0.26% 0.0%
Families -2.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.72%
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.

Indian Wells, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian Wells 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 # 337 25th
Population Density1 # 407 10th
Diversity Index2 # 393 14th
Median Household Income # 334 26th
Per Capita Income # 368 19th

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