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The Rough Rock CDP(1) had a population of 422 as of July 1, 2022. Rough Rock 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 Rough Rock is located at latitude 36.4072 and longitude -109.8729 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Rough Rock Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 12.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,240 feet.

The Rough Rock 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 Rough Rock 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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Rough Rock, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 422 (100%)
Population in Households 422 (100.0%)
Population in Families 375 (88.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 33
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $23,671
Average Household Income $32,381
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $10,147
Wealth Index5 21


Total HU (Housing Units) 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $72,297
Average Home Value $110,825
Housing Affordability Index3 171


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 3.91
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 5.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.63% -0.33%
Households -0.41% 0.00%
Families   -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.60%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Rough Rock, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rough Rock to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 304 35th
Population Density # 386 18th
Median Household Income # 435 7th
Housing Affordability Index # 335 72nd
Per Capita Income # 450 4th
Diversity Index # 428 9th

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