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Navajo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Navajo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,698 as of July 1, 2017. Navajo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Navajo is located at latitude 35.9024 and longitude -109.0321 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Navajo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,113 feet.

The Navajo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408904) 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.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Navajo Census Designated Place is located within Navajo Nation Division of McKinley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Navajo 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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Navajo, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,698
Daytime Population: Workers 112
Daytime Population: Residents 1,419
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,531
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,698
Population in Familes 1,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 753
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $21,613
Average Household Income $34,867
Per Capita Income $8,600


Total Housing Units 467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (10.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (76.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $40,323
Average Home Value $58,000


Total Households 406
Average Household Size 4.18
Family Households 335
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.44% 0.2%
Households 0.34% 0.2%
Families -0.12% 0.06%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Navajo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Navajo to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico 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 # 98 78th
Population Density # 69 85th
Diversity Index # 418 6th
Median Household Income # 436 2nd
Per Capita Income # 440 1st

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