Kayenta, Arizona


Kayenta, Arizona
What most folks see of Kayenta, Arizona
One of the monuments near the road north of town
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 north of Kayenta
The Monument Valley Visitor Center
Fast Facts about Kayenta, Arizona
Kayenta, Navajo County, AZ 86033
Latitude: 36.7141°N
Longitude: 110.2604°W
Census Designated Place
Elevation: 5,641'

Education:
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

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $24,900
Median Home Value: $55,700
Median Resident Age: 24.8 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Mining, Health Care, Construction, Government, Retail Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 14.9%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
5,189
Males
2,469
Females
2,720
Population by Age
Under 18
2,016
18 & over
3,173
20-24
370
25-34
615
35-49
967
50-64
755
65 & over
243
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
102
Non Hispanic or Latino
5,087
Population by Race
White
237
African-American
13
Asian
4
Native American
4,788
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
16
Two or more
130
 
Navajo County Pages
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