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St. Michaels, Arizona
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
Location in Apache County and the state of Arizona
St. Michaels, Arizona is located in Arizona
St. Michaels, Arizona
St. Michaels, Arizona
Location in Arizona
St. Michaels, Arizona is located in the United States
St. Michaels, Arizona
St. Michaels, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Apache
 • Total 3.82 sq mi (9.89 km2)
 • Land 3.82 sq mi (9.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
6,740 ft (2,054 m)
 • Total 1,384
 • Density 362.40/sq mi (139.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 04-62420
GNIS feature ID 10723

St. Michaels (Navajo: Tsʼíhootso) is a chapter of the Navajo Nation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. The Navajo Nation Government Campus is located within the chapter at Window Rock.

The population was 1,443 at the 2010 census.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,119
2000 1,295 15.7%
2010 1,443 11.4%
2020 1,384 −4.1%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,295 people, 306 households, and 247 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 338.5 people per square mile (130.5/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 94.1/sq mi (36.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.1% Native American, 7.0% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. 2.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 306 households, out of which 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 25.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.0 and the average family size was 4.5.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 40.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,107, and the median income for a family was $28,839. Males had a median income of $41,964 versus $24,531 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,572. About 20.3% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.


St. Michaels is a part of Window Rock Unified School District, and is served by Window Rock Elementary School, Tse Ho Tso Middle School, and Window Rock High School.

The community is also served by the Saint Michael Indian School, a K–12 private, Catholic school established by Saint Katharine Drexel in 1902. Saint Michael Indian School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup Catholic School System.

A tribal elementary school that contracts with the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Hunters Point Boarding School, is nearby and has a St. Michaels postal address.

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