Kayenta, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kayenta, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Kayenta Census Designated Place had a population of 5,140 as of July 1, 2016. Kayenta 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 Kayenta is located at latitude 36.7172 and longitude -110.2605 in Navajo County. The formal boundaries for the Kayenta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,640 feet.

The Kayenta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408461) 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 Kayenta Census Designated Place is located within Kayenta Division of Navajo County.

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


Total Population 5,140
Population in Households 5,126
Population in Familes 4,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 390
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,348
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 1,095
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 758 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $69,097
Average Home Value $102,119


Median Household Income $30,585
Average Household Income $39,899
Per Capita Income $10,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.07%
Households -0.32% -0.06%
Families -0.4% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Kayenta, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kayenta 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 # 99 78th
Population Density1 # 146 68th
Diversity Index2 # 366 19th
Median Household Income # 329 27th
Per Capita Income # 375 17th

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