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Komatke, Arizona

O'odham: Komaḍk
Location of Komatke in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Location of Komatke in Maricopa County, Arizona.
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Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
 • Total 2.43 sq mi (6.30 km2)
 • Land 2.43 sq mi (6.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 1,013
 • Density 416.36/sq mi (160.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
FIPS code 04-38655

Komatke (O'odham: Komaḍk) is a census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. The area currently comprising the CDP had a population of 821 at the 2010 census. It is located within the Gila River Indian Community. Its name refers to the Sierra Estrella mountain range. Komatke is located at the base of the mountain range.


Komatke is located at 33°18′22″N 112°10′41″W / 33.30611°N 112.17806°W / 33.30611; -112.17806 (33.306204, -112.178107), directly south of Laveen, Arizona.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,174 people, 241 households, and 218 families residing in Komatke. The population density was 227.3 people per square mile (87.8/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 49.6/sq mi (19.1/km2). The racial makeup of Komatke is 1.6% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 93.6% Native American, <0.1% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2.3% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. 15.8% of the population were Hispanic of any race.


The K-8 tribal school Gila Crossing Community School, affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Education, is in Komatke.


Valley Metro Bus route 51 connects Komatke with Phoenix and Glendale. Gila River Transit connects Komatke with Maricopa Colony.

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