Rough Rock, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Rough Rock Census Designated Place had a population of 404 as of July 1, 2017. 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 36.4095 and longitude -109.8684 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Rough Rock Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2409215) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rough Rock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rough Rock, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 404
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 314
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 404
Population in Familes 359
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $36,720
Per Capita Income $10,667


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $48,256
Average Home Value $96,988


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.6%
Households -0.47% -0.52%
Families -0.98% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Rough Rock, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rough Rock to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 308 32nd
Population Density # 392 13th
Diversity Index # 441 3rd
Median Household Income # 408 11th
Per Capita Income # 377 17th

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