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Tse Bonito, New Mexico
Location of Tse Bonito, New Mexico
Location of Tse Bonito, New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County McKinley
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,824 ft (2,080 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 261
 • Density 185.7/sq mi (71.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-79885
GNIS feature ID 0897558

Tse Bonito (Navajo: Tsé Binííʼtóhí) is a census-designated place (CDP) in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States and is part of the greater Window Rock, Arizona population center, and seat of the Navajo Nation government. The population was 261 at the 2000 census.


Tse Bonito is located at 35°39′10″N 109°1′42″W / 35.65278°N 109.02833°W / 35.65278; -109.02833 (35.652787, -109.028385),. The northern portions of Tse Bonito lie within the Navajo Nation.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 261 people, 78 households, and 62 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 185.7 people per square mile (71.5/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 72.6 per square mile (27.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.26% Native American, 22.61% White, 0.38% Asian, 2.68% from other races, and 3.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.21% of the population.

There were 78 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 37.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,077, and the median income for a family was $38,365. Males had a median income of $24,915 versus $24,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,187. About 12.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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