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Chinle, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Chinle CDP(1) had a population of 4,525 as of July 1, 2023. 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 36.1544 and longitude -109.5526 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Chinle Census Designated Place 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 Chinle Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Chinle, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 4,525 (100%)
Population in Households 4,342 (96.0%)
Population in Families 3,935 (87.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 183 ( 4.0%)
Population Density 278
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $34,965
Average Household Income $53,595
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $16,323
Wealth Index5 34
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (35.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 831 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 540 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $45,065
Average Home Value $82,310
Housing Affordability Index3 345


Total Households 1,371
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 1,068
Average Family Size 4.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.50% -0.44%
Households -0.53% -0.19%
Families   -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   3.98%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%

Chinle, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chinle to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 103 78th
Population Density # 174 63rd
Median Household Income # 390 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 451 97th
Per Capita Income # 386 18th
Diversity Index # 367 21st

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