Ganado, Arizona

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Ganado, Arizona
Census-designated place
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 35°42′9″N 109°33′12″W / 35.70250°N 109.55333°W / 35.70250; -109.55333Coordinates: 35°42′9″N 109°33′12″W / 35.70250°N 109.55333°W / 35.70250; -109.55333
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyApache
Area
 • Total9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Land9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,386 ft (1,946 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,210
 • Density132/sq mi (51.1/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes86505, 86540
Area code928
FIPS code04-26210
GNIS feature ID0004920
 
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Ganado, Arizona
Census-designated place
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 35°42′9″N 109°33′12″W / 35.70250°N 109.55333°W / 35.70250; -109.55333Coordinates: 35°42′9″N 109°33′12″W / 35.70250°N 109.55333°W / 35.70250; -109.55333
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyApache
Area
 • Total9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Land9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,386 ft (1,946 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,210
 • Density132/sq mi (51.1/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes86505, 86540
Area code928
FIPS code04-26210
GNIS feature ID0004920

Ganado (Navajo: Lókʼaahnteel) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,210 at the 2010 census.[1]

Ganado is part of the Navajo Nation. The Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado is maintained as an example of a 19th-century trading post.

Geography[edit]

Ganado is located at 35°42′9″N 109°33′12″W / 35.70250°N 109.55333°W / 35.70250; -109.55333 (35.702571, -109.553234).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.7 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,505 people, 422 households, and 321 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 168.2 people per square mile (64.9/km²). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 56.6 per square mile (21.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.31% Native American, 10.76% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.13% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 2.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 422 households out of which 46.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 4.14.

In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 38.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $43,281. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $26,306 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,500. About 10.3% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.8% of those under age 18 and 37.8% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The first white settlement on Ganado Lake was established in 1871 as a trading post owned by Charles Crary. A second post operated by "Old Man" William B. Leonard opened soon after. The first name for the settlement was probably Pueblo Colorado, but when Don Lorenzo Hubbell (Nov 27, 1853 - November 12, 1930) purchased the post in 1876, he changed the name to Ganado in honor of Ganado Mucho, the last Navajo peace chief and the twelfth signer of the Navajo peace treaty of 1868.[4]

The Presbyterian Church established a mission, school and hospital in Ganado in 1901.[4]

Education[edit]

Ganado is served by the Ganado Unified School District.

The area is served by Ganado Primary School, Ganado Intermediate School, Ganado Middle School, and Ganado High School.

Ganado was once home to the College of Ganado. It hosts satellite campuses to several colleges and universities, including Diné College.

Transportation[edit]

The Ganado Airport is a general aviation airport owned by the Navajo Nation.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ganado CDP, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b Byrd H. Granger (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 12. Retrieved 20 November 2011.