Kayenta, AZ


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Kayenta is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 5,226 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kayenta is the 70th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kayenta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kayenta is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kayenta who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), management occupations (10.30%), and teaching (9.41%).

The population of Kayenta overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kayenta, 23.02% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kayenta in 2010 was $11,588, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,352 for a family of four. However, Kayenta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kayenta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.46% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Kayenta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kayenta residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Kayenta include African, German, Italian, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Kayenta is Navajo. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.

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