- Cameron, Arizona
official_name = Cameron, Arizona
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in
Coconino Countyand the state of Arizona
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Coconino
area_total_km2 = 47.9
area_total_sq_mi = 18.5
area_land_km2 = 47.8
area_land_sq_mi = 18.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_ft = 4202
elevation_m = 1281
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 978
population_density_km2 = 20.5
population_density_sq_mi = 53.0
timezone = MST
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
latd = 35 |latm = 51 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 111 |longm = 25 |longs = 17 |longEW = W
postal_code = 86016, 86020
area_code = 928
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 04-09340
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0002396
Cameron (Navajo: "Na'ní'á Hayázhí") is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. The population was 978 at the 2000 census. Most of the town's economy is tourist food and craft stalls, restaurants, and other services for north-south traffic from Flagstaff and Page. There is a ranger station supplying information and hiking permits for the Navajo Nation as well as a small selection of books for sale. There is also a large craft store run by the Nation itself; most vendors in the area operate from small private stalls.
Cameron is located at coor dms|35|51|19|N|111|25|17|W|city (35.855410, -111.421465)GR|1 on the
Navajo Indian Reservation. Elevation is 4216 feet above sea level. It is immediately south of the Little Colorado River, just above the beginning of the Little Colorado River Gorge and the stream's descent into the Grand Canyon. Cameron lies at the intersection of US 89 and State Route 64, not far from the Desert View entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 18.5 square miles (47.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 978 people, 236 households, and 194 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 53.0 people per square mile (20.5/km²). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 17.2/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.68% Native American, 1.74% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 236 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 28.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.14 and the average family size was 4.61.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 41.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 13.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,773, and the median income for a family was $21,420. Males had a median income of $21,786 versus $12,614 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $5,970. About 38.0% of families and 36.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.0% of those under age 18 and 52.8% of those age 65 or over.
The area is served by the
Tuba City Unified School District. Tuba City High Schooland Tuba City Elementary School serve Cameron.
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