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Rock Point, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Rock Point Census Designated Place had a population of 653 as of July 1, 2020. Rock Point 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 Rock Point is located at latitude 36.7181 and longitude -109.6259 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Rock Point Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 14.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The Rock Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409193) 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 Rock Point Census Designated Place is located within Sweetwater Division of Apache County.


Rock Point, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 653 (100%)
Population in Households 653 (100.0%)
Population in Families 579 (88.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 46
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $30,495
Average Household Income $40,445
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $11,702
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $47,183
Average Home Value $64,552
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 3.82
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 5
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.17% 0.12%
Households 0.29% 0.23%
Families -0.38% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
Owner Occupied HU   0.15%


Rock Point, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rock Point to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 263 42nd
Population Density # 368 18th
Median Household Income # 362 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 426 95th
Per Capita Income # 388 14th
Diversity Index # 385 14th

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