Tsaile, Arizona

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Tsaile, Arizona
—  CDP  —
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 36°18′17″N 109°13′24″W / 36.30472°N 109.22333°W / 36.30472; -109.22333Coordinates: 36°18′17″N 109°13′24″W / 36.30472°N 109.22333°W / 36.30472; -109.22333
CountryUnited States (US)
StateArizona
CountyApache
Area
 • Total15.5 km2 (6 sq mi)
 • Land15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
 • Water0.0 km2 (0.0 sq mi)
Elevation2,177 m (7,142 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,078
 • Density69.3/km2 (179.5/sq mi)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
ZIP code86556
Area code928
FIPS code04-75660
GNIS feature ID0012750
 
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Tsaile, Arizona
—  CDP  —
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 36°18′17″N 109°13′24″W / 36.30472°N 109.22333°W / 36.30472; -109.22333Coordinates: 36°18′17″N 109°13′24″W / 36.30472°N 109.22333°W / 36.30472; -109.22333
CountryUnited States (US)
StateArizona
CountyApache
Area
 • Total15.5 km2 (6 sq mi)
 • Land15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
 • Water0.0 km2 (0.0 sq mi)
Elevation2,177 m (7,142 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,078
 • Density69.3/km2 (179.5/sq mi)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
ZIP code86556
Area code928
FIPS code04-75660
GNIS feature ID0012750

Tsaile (/sˈl/; Navajo: Tsééhílį́) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States, within the Navajo Nation. The population was 1,078 at the 2000 census.

Tsaile is the home of the main campus of Diné College (formerly Navajo Community College), a tribally controlled community college with seven other campuses across the Navajo Nation.

Tsaile Public School (Grades K-8) is located in Tsaile. Residents go to Chinle High School in Chinle, Arizona for high school.

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Geography

Tsaile is located at 36°18′17″N 109°13′24″W / 36.30472°N 109.22333°W / 36.30472; -109.22333 (36.304753, -109.223385),[1] about 29 miles (47 km) east of Chinle, just outside the boundaries of Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.0 square miles (16 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,078 people, 244 households, and 200 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 179.5 people per square mile (69.3/km²). There were 345 housing units at an average density of 57.4/sq mi (22.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.32% Native American, 3.62% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 244 households out of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 27.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.98 and the average family size was 4.57.

In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 38.8% under the age of 18, 19.5% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,500, and the median income for a family was $16,513. Males had a median income of $35,469 versus $21,818 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,259. About 59.7% of families and 63.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 72.3% of those under age 18 and 70.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The area is served by Chinle Unified School District#24.

Tsaile Elementary School is located in Tsaile. Residents go to schools in Chinle for middle and high school.

Tsaile is the home of the main campus of Diné College (formerly Navajo Community College), a tribally controlled community college with seven other campuses across the Navajo Nation.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.