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Saint Johns, Arizona
City of Saint Johns
Downtown Saint Johns
Downtown Saint Johns
Motto(s): 
Town of Friendly neighbors
Saint Johns, Arizona is located in Arizona
Saint Johns, Arizona
Saint Johns, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Saint Johns, Arizona is located in the United States
Saint Johns, Arizona
Saint Johns, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Apache
Area
 • Total 26.09 sq mi (67.56 km2)
 • Land 25.91 sq mi (67.10 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
Elevation
5,686 ft (1,733 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,417
 • Density 131.89/sq mi (50.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Arizona Time Zone)
ZIP Code
85936
FIPS code 04-62350
GNIS feature ID 10711
Website https://www.sjaz.us/

Saint Johns (Navajo: Tsézhin Deezʼáhí) is the county seat of Apache County, Arizona, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 180, mostly west of where that highway intersects with U.S. Route 191. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 3,480.

Economy

The Salt River Project operates the Coronado Generating Station near St. John's.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 546
1890 482 −11.7%
1910 835
1920 1,386 66.0%
1930 1,386 0.0%
1950 1,469
1960 1,310 −10.8%
1970 1,320 0.8%
1980 3,368 155.2%
1990 3,294 −2.2%
2000 3,269 −0.8%
2010 3,480 6.5%
2020 3,417 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,269 people, 989 households, and 805 families residing in the city. The population density was 494.8 people per square mile (190.9/km2). There were 1,392 housing units at an average density of 210.7 per square mile (81.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.5% White, 0.4% African American, 6.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 9.1% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.2% of the population.

There were 989 households, out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 35.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,215, and the median income for a family was $37,478. Males had a median income of $38,477 versus $24,009 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,331. About 12.5% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Saint Johns is served by the St. Johns Unified School District. The city is served by Coronado Elementary School, St. Johns Middle School, and St. Johns High School. The city is home to the St Johns Center of Northland Pioneer College.

Public libraries

The Apache County Library District has its headquarters facility and the St. Johns Public Library in St. Johns.

Transportation

BNSF Railway serves the Coronado Generating Station on its Coronado Subdivision.

Notable people

Udall Political Family
Udall family
  • Albert Franklin Banta, territorial politician and newspaper editor
  • Jack A. Brown, Arizona state legislator and rancher
  • Rex E. Lee, U.S. Solicitor General, founding Dean of BYU Law School, President of BYU
  • Eric Shumway President of BYU Hawaii
  • Brady Udall, writer
  • Don Taylor Udall, state legislator and judge
  • David King Udall,state legislator and politician
  • Jesse Addison Udall, Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court
  • Levi Stewart Udall,Apache County Attorney, Apache County Supreme Court Judge and Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court
  • Morris "Mo" Udall, politician, one time candidate for President of the US
  • Stewart Udall, politician, US Secretary of Interior
  • Rachel Allen Berry, first woman elected to Arizona Legislature
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