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Navajo County, Arizona

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Navajo County is one of 15 counties in Arizona. It is located in the northeastern part of the state, and its county seat is Holbrook.

As of the census of 2000, there were 97,470 people, 30,043 households, and 23,073 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 47,413 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 47.74% Native American, 45.91% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.15% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 8.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.77% reported speaking Navajo at home, 5.94% other Southern Athabaskan languages, 4.71% Spanish, and 3.23% Hopi.

There were 30,043 households out of which 40.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.20% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the county the population was spread out with 35.40% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,569, and the median income for a family was $32,409. Males had a median income of $30,509 versus $21,621 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,609. About 23.40% of families and 29.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.60% of those under age 18 and 20.30% of those age 65 or over.

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The good

  • Budget is available.[1]
  • Property taxes are available in a searchable database[2], along with tax FAQs.[3]
  • Board meeting dates and times are listed[4], along with the most recent agenda.[5]
  • Building permits and zoning information is available.[6]

The bad

  • Financial audits are available, but not up to date.[7]
  • Board of supervisors are listed[8], but individual contact information is not available.
  • Administrative officials are not listed.
  • County contracts are not online.
  • Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
  • Does not include information on how to make a public records request.

County Budget

State budget cuts in 2010 have decreased the county’s budget by about $1.5 million in that year.[9] According to the County Supervisors Association report, Navajo County’s budget has been reduced by a total of $3,019,980 since fiscal year 2008.[9]

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