What most folks see of Kayenta, Arizona
A monument north of Kayenta
Kayenta is a small city in the Navajo Nation, in the northern part of Navajo County just south of Monument Valley near the junction of US Highways 160 and 163. Some of the famous buttes in Monument Valley are visible from the streets of Kayenta. Kayenta is a busy little town with hotels, motels, restaurants and stores to serve the tourist traffic coming and going from Monument Valley. However, being on the Navajo Nation, there is no alcohol served anywhere. Also, Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time but the Navajo Nation does. As a town, Kayenta has the only municipal-style government within the Navajo Nation and is essentially a political sub-division of the Navajo Nation.
Kayenta is also the name of the Tribal Chapter (a political division within the Navajo Nation, kind of like a county within a state). Kayenta Chapter encompasses land in both Utah and Arizona so population figures for Kayenta township (CDP) and Kayenta Chapter are radically different.
The population of Kayenta is up more than 5% since 2000.
The Monument Valley Visitor Center
Census Designated Place
High School or Higher: 73.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 6.7%
Cost of Living Index for Kayenta: 76.1
Median Household Income: $24,900
Median Home Value: $55,700
Median Resident Age: 24.8 Years
Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Mining, Health Care, Construction, Government, Retail Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 14.9%