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The First Mesa CDP(1) had a population of 1,348 as of July 1, 2022. First Mesa 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 First Mesa is located at latitude 35.8367 and longitude -110.3815 in Navajo County. The formal boundaries for the First Mesa Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 15.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,810 feet.

The First Mesa 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 First Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Hopi Division of Navajo 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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First Mesa, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,348 (100%)
Population in Households 1,348 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,173 (87.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 86
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $43,055
Average Household Income $59,694
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $18,104
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $63,636
Average Home Value $82,143
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 3.36
Family Households 297
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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.13% -0.18%
Households -0.11% -0.10%
Families   -0.07%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
Owner Occupied HU   0.29%

First Mesa, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares First Mesa 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 # 183 61st
Population Density # 297 37th
Median Household Income # 288 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 456 98th
Per Capita Income # 341 27th
Diversity Index # 445 5th

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