Shongopovi, Arizona

Shongopovi, Arizona

Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
Shongopovi, Arizona

Location in the United States

Coordinates: 35°49′4″N 110°32′5″W / 35.81778°N 110.53472°W / 35.81778; -110.53472Coordinates: 35°49′4″N 110°32′5″W / 35.81778°N 110.53472°W / 35.81778; -110.53472
Country United States
State Arizona
County Navajo
  Total 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
  Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,341 ft (1,933 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 632
  Density 374.2/sq mi (144.5/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86043
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-66190
GNIS feature ID 1866992

Shongopovi (Hopi: Songòopavi) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona. It is located on the Second Mesa, within the Hopi Reservation.

The population was 632 at the 2000 census.


Shongopovi is located at 35°49′4″N 110°32′5″W / 35.81778°N 110.53472°W / 35.81778; -110.53472 (35.817886, -110.534587).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Kachina dancers, Shongopovi pueblo, Arizona, sometime before 1900

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 632 people, 163 households, and 134 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 374.2 people per square mile (144.4/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 112.5/sq mi (43.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.42% White, 98.10% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 163 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 41.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.88 and the average family size was 4.27.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $13,000, and the median income for a family was $12,159. Males had a median income of $29,306 versus $24,643 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,813. About 51.1% of families and 55.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 70.0% of those under age 18 and 43.2% of those age 65 or over.


Shongopovi is a part of the Cedar Unified School District. Hopi Jr./High School is where most children of Shongopovi attend. White Cone High School serves Shongopovi.

Notable residents


  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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