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Hotevilla-Bacavi, Arizona
Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
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Coordinates: 35°55′23″N 110°39′56″W / 35.92306°N 110.66556°W / 35.92306; -110.66556Coordinates: 35°55′23″N 110°39′56″W / 35.92306°N 110.66556°W / 35.92306; -110.66556
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Navajo
 • Total 11.76 sq mi (30.45 km2)
 • Land 11.75 sq mi (30.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
6,296 ft (1,919 m)
 • Total 1,001
 • Density 85.18/sq mi (32.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
FIPS code 04-33945
GNIS feature ID 1853160

Hotevilla-Bacavi (Hopi: Hotvela-Paaqavi; also known as Third Mesa) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, on the Hopi Reservation. The population was 957 at the 2010 census.


Hotevilla was first settled by the "hostiles", a group of Hopi residents who were forced out of nearby Oraibi in the 1906 Oraibi Split due to ideological differences over European cultural influences by recently arrived settlers, soldiers and missionaries, influences against which the hostiles were opposed. Later attempts to reintegrate displaced residents resulted in another split to the settlement of Bacavi, which later joined with Hotevilla to create a unified settlement.


Hotevilla-Bacavi is located at 35°55′23″N 110°39′56″W / 35.92306°N 110.66556°W / 35.92306; -110.66556 (35.922929, -110.665621).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.9 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 767
2010 957 24.8%
2020 1,001 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
Languages (2000) Percent
Spoke Hopi at home 79.4%
Spoke English at home 20.6%

At the 2000 census there were 767 people, 246 households, and 181 families in the CDP. The population density was 64.4 people per square mile (24.9/km²). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 27.8/sq mi (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.0% Native American, 3.8% White, and 0.2% from two or more races. 1.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 246 households 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 28.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.4% of households were one person and 8.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.72.

The age distribution was 31.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median household income was $13,750 and the median family income was $18,500. Males had a median income of $12,174 versus $19,095 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,975. About 58.9% of families and 69.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 78.2% of those under age 18 and 41.4% of those age 65 or over.


Hotevilla-Bacavi is a part of the Cedar Unified School District. White Cone High School serves Hotevilla-Bacavi.

Notable person

  • Charles Loloma (1921–1991), Hopi jeweler
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