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Brimhall Nizhoni, New Mexico

Maʼii Tééh Yitłizhí
Brimhall Post Office, February 2019
Brimhall Post Office, February 2019
Coyote Canyon
Location of Brimhall Nizhoni, New Mexico
Location of Brimhall Nizhoni, New Mexico
Brimhall Nizhoni, New Mexico is located in the United States
Brimhall Nizhoni, New Mexico
Brimhall Nizhoni, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New Mexico
County McKinley
 • Total 16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2)
 • Land 16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
6,148 ft (1,874 m)
 • Total 199
 • Density 12.21/sq mi (4.704/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-09035
GNIS feature ID 1852623

Brimhall Nizhoni (Navajo: Maʼii Tééh Yitłizhí) is a census-designated place (CDP) in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 199 at the 2010 census. The Navajo Coyote Canyon Chapter House is located in Brimhall.


Brimhall Nizhoni is located at 35°46′11″N 108°37′51″W / 35.76972°N 108.63083°W / 35.76972; -108.63083 (35.769810, -108.630803).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42 km2), of which, 16.3 square miles (42 km2) of it is land and 0.06% is water.


Languages (2000) Percent
Spoke Navajo at home 75.00%
Spoke English at home 25.00%

As of the census of 2000, there were 373 people, 95 households, and 79 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 22.9 people per square mile (8.8/km2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 8.1 per square mile (3.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.46% Native American, 0.54% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 95 households, out of which 48.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 29.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 15.8% 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 3.93 and the average family size was 4.37.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 39.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,625, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $25,455 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,290. About 25.6% of families and 34.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under age 18 and 34.6% of those age 65 or over.


It is in Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools.

Zoned schools are: Twin Lakes Elementary School in Twin Lakes, Tohatchi Middle School in Tohatchi, and Tohatchi High School in Tohatchi.

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