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Window Rock, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Window Rock Census Designated Place had a population of 2,646 as of July 1, 2017. Window Rock 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 Window Rock is located at latitude 35.6705 and longitude -109.063 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Window Rock Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,890 feet.

The Window Rock Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409610) 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 Window Rock Census Designated Place is located within Fort Defiance Division of Apache County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Window 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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Window Rock, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,646
Daytime Population: Workers 999
Daytime Population: Residents 1,867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,866
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,621
Population in Familes 2,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 501
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,293
Average Household Income $52,215
Per Capita Income $16,385


Total Housing Units 940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $94,231
Average Home Value $119,601


Total Households 802
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 600
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% -0.57%
Households -0.42% -0.63%
Families -0.65% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Window Rock, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Window 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 # 133 71st
Population Density # 122 73rd
Diversity Index # 378 17th
Median Household Income # 179 61st
Per Capita Income # 296 35th

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