Navajo, New Mexico Population 2024

2,261

Navajo is a city located in Apache County, McKinley County, and San Juan County New Mexico. Navajo has a 2024 population of 2,261. Navajo is currently growing at a rate of 4.39% annually and its population has increased by 24.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,818 in 2020.

The average household income in Navajo is $37,418 with a poverty rate of 55.43%. The median age in Navajo is 22 years: 20.3 years for males, and 23 years for females.

Navajo Demographics

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

  • Native American: 96.52%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • White: 0.29%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,003.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
24.37% (443)
The current population of Navajo, New Mexico is 2,261 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,818.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,99996.52%
Two or more races663.19%
White60.29%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Native American

Two or more races

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Navajo Population by Race

Navajo Population Pyramid 2024

Navajo Median Age

22

Total

20.3

Male

23

Female

Navajo Adults

There are 1,168 adults, (137 of whom are seniors) in Navajo.

Navajo Age Dependency

100.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

87.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Navajo Sex Ratio

Female1,17656.78%
Male89543.22%

Navajo Population by Age

Navajo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5583.714.895.2
Female2594.362.397.7
Married1573.82793
Non Family871.20100
Male554.3118.281.8

3.93

Average Family Size

3.71

Average Household Size

4.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Navajo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade12012.42%
Associates Degree383.93%
Bachelors Degree293%
Graduate Degree383.93%
High School Graduate38940.27%
Less Than 9th Grade616.31%
Some College29130.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Navajo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Navajo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American94776964
2+ Races13130
Hispanic11110
White633

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50%.

Navajo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$68,750$0$60,000
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$16,333$15,511$19,688
Less Than 9th Grade$29,375$38,438$0
Overall$24,939$26,667$24,695
Some College$24,722$20,694$27,813

$24,939

Average Earnings

$26,667

Average Male

$24,695

Average Female

Navajo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Navajo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Navajo Language

63.96% of Navajo residents speak only English, while 36.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 35.34% of the population.

Navajo Language

Navajo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,9991,09054.53%
Multiple665583.33%
White6350%

55.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.48%

Male Poverty Rate

62.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Navajo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Navajo is Multiple, with 83.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Navajo is White, with 50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 20%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.41%.

Navajo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.25%
High School40.87%
Some College40.12%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Navajo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.74%
Female Employed31.94%
Male Employed26.7%
Male Unemployed16.92%

Navajo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Navajo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$25,938$34,675
Households$28,160$37,418
Married Families$43,472$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,788$30,593

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Navajo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

23.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.7%

Male Marriage Rate

16.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Navajo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Navajo 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 Over 65.

Navajo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Navajo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

77

Number of Veterans

52

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam48
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War4
Korea0
World War II0

Navajo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7448
35 to 5429
18 to 340
55 to 640
75+0

Navajo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American776.7%

Navajo Veterans by Race

Navajo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Navajo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.4%

Labor Force Participation

35%

Employment Rate

19.3%

Unemployment Rate

Navajo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Navajo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Navajo 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

26.07%

Born in Navajo

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Navajo residents were born in the United States, with 26.07% having been born in New Mexico. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Navajo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,261954.39%
20232,166954.59%
20222,071954.81%
20211,9761588.69%
20201,81836825.38%
20191,450-48-3.2%
20181,498-178-10.62%
20171,676-190-10.18%
20161,866-52-2.71%
20151,918-224-10.46%
20142,142-203-8.66%
20132,3451577.18%
20122,188-101-4.41%
20112,28964439.15%
20101,64500%

Navajo Population by Year