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Grand Canyon Village, Arizona
Historic Grand Canyon Railroad Depot
Historic Grand Canyon Railroad Depot
Location of Grand Canyon Village in Coconino County, Arizona
Location of Grand Canyon Village in Coconino County, Arizona
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona is located in the United States
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Coconino County
 • Total 26.66 sq mi (69.05 km2)
 • Land 26.64 sq mi (69.01 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
6,804 ft (2,074 m)
 • Total 1,784
 • Density 66.96/sq mi (25.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-2408314
GNIS feature ID 2408314

Grand Canyon Village is a census-designated place (CDP) located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. Its population was 2,004 at the 2010 Census. Located in Grand Canyon National Park, it is wholly focused on accommodating tourists visiting the canyon. Its origins trace back to the railroad completed from Williams, to the canyon's South Rim by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1901. Many of the structures in use today date from that period. The village contains numerous landmark buildings, and its historic core is a National Historic Landmark District, designated for its outstanding implementation of town design.


Grand Canyon Village is located at 36°02′57″N 112°09′24″W / 36.04917°N 112.15667°W / 36.04917; -112.15667 (36.049228, -112.156629). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 1,784
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,460 people, 651 households, and 345 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 108.6 people per square mile (41.9/km2). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 100.8 per square mile (22.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.7% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 18.8% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.9% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. 10.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 651 households, out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 0.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 41.2% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 2.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $53,676. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $23,565 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,923. About 1.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Geography and transportation

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), all land.

It is located 180 miles (290 km) north of Phoenix, and 168 miles (270 km) from Las Vegas.

Groome Transportation provides scheduled service between Grand Canyon Village and Flagstaff, Arizona. Trans-Canyon Shuttle provides seasonal scheduled services between Grand Canyon Village and North Rim, Arizona.

The Grand Canyon Railway connects the Grand Canyon Depot in Grand Canyon Village with the Williams Depot in Williams, Arizona. Connections were offered to Amtrak's Williams Junction station until 2017, when the station was closed.

The National Park Service operates free shuttle buses on the South Rim.


The area is served by the Grand Canyon Unified School District.

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