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Second Mesa, Arizona
Mishongnovi as seen from the Arizona State Route 264 at the ascent to Shungopavi
Mishongnovi as seen from the Arizona State Route 264 at the ascent to Shungopavi
Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
Location in Navajo County and the state of Arizona
Country United States
State Arizona
County Navajo
 • Total 26.5 sq mi (68.6 km2)
 • Land 26.4 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,700 ft (1,737 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 814
 • Density 30.8/sq mi (11.9/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86043
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-65280
GNIS feature ID 0042897

Second Mesa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona on the Hopi Reservation. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 814, spread among three Hopi Indian villages atop the 5,700-foot (1,740 m) mesa: Musungnuvi (or Mishongnovi), Supawlavi (or Sipaulovi), and Songoopavi (or Shungopavi). Second Mesa is also the site of the Hopi Cultural Center.


Second Mesa is located at 35°49′3″N 110°30′15″W / 35.8175°N 110.50417°W / 35.8175; -110.50417 (35.817613, -110.504281).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.5 square miles (69 km2).


As of the census of 2000, there were 814 people, 209 households, and 169 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 30.8 people per square mile (11.9/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 9.6/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.93% Native American, 1.23% White, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 209 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 33.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.89 and the average family size was 4.39.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 40.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,981, and the median income for a family was $23,947. Males had a median income of $22,679 versus $21,898 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,089. About 32.7% of families and 36.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.

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