Kayenta, Arizona Population 2024

5,366

Kayenta is a city located in Navajo County Arizona. Kayenta has a 2024 population of 5,366. Kayenta is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -4.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,634 in 2020.

The average household income in Kayenta is $64,069 with a poverty rate of 29.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kayenta is 27.6 years, 27 years for males, and 30.4 years for females.

Kayenta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kayenta was:

  • Native American: 95.1%
  • White: 3.48%
  • Asian: 0.71%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Two or more races:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
13.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
407.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.76% (-268)
The current population of Kayenta, Arizona is 5,366 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,634.

Kayenta, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American5,10395.1%
White1873.48%
Asian380.71%
Black or African American210.39%
Other race170.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Kayenta Population by Race

Kayenta Population Pyramid 2024

Kayenta Median Age

27.6

Total

27

Male

30.4

Female

Kayenta Adults

There are 3,543 adults, (549 of whom are seniors) in Kayenta.

Kayenta Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kayenta Sex Ratio

Female2,97855.5%
Male2,38844.5%

Kayenta Population by Age

Kayenta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5273.464852
Married6424.2663.736.3
Female4383.9434.265.8
Non Family2381.1557.642.4
Male2092.6317.782.3
showing: 5 rows

3.7

Average Family Size

3.46

Average Household Size

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kayenta Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kayenta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kayenta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.22%.

Kayenta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,933

Average Earnings

$51,250

Average Male

$34,508

Average Female

Kayenta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kayenta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kayenta Language

22.97% of Kayenta residents speak only English, while 77.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 76.06% of the population.

Kayenta Language

Kayenta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native5,0561,47429.15%
White1815128.18%
Asian3838100%
Black17529.41%
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29.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.97%

Male Poverty Rate

34.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kayenta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kayenta is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kayenta is White, with 28.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.96%.

Kayenta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.55%
Some College28.77%
High School24.06%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%
showing: 4 rows

Kayenta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed18.24%
Male Unemployed14.84%
Male Employed6.79%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Kayenta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kayenta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kayenta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Kayenta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kayenta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kayenta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kayenta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

86

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Kayenta Veterans by War

count

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Kayenta Veterans by Age

count

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Kayenta Veterans by Race

Kayenta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

46.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kayenta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.4%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Kayenta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kayenta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kayenta Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.08%

Born in Kayenta

99.29%

Native Born

0.71%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.29% of Kayenta residents were born in the United States, with 83.08% having been born in Arizona. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kayenta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,366
20235,366
20225,3661392.66%
20215,227-407-7.22%
20205,6341222.21%
20195,51262312.74%
20184,8892595.59%
20174,630-208-4.3%
20164,8381362.89%
20154,702-392-7.7%
20145,0941302.62%
20134,9642565.44%
20124,708-248-5%
20114,956-233-4.49%
20105,189
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Kayenta Population by Year