Montezuma Creek, Utah

Montezuma Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. The population was 335 at the 2010 census, a decrease from the 2000 figure of 507.

Montezuma Creek, Utah
Location in San Juan County and the state of Utah.
Location in San Juan County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 37°15′37″N 109°18′6″W / 37.26028°N 109.30167°W / 37.26028; -109.30167Coordinates: 37°15′37″N 109°18′6″W / 37.26028°N 109.30167°W / 37.26028; -109.30167
CountryUnited States
CountySan Juan
Founded byPeter Shirts
 • Total12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 • Land12.1 sq mi (31.4 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation4,423 ft (1,348 m)
 • Total507
 • Density41.8/sq mi (16.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-51470[2]
GNIS feature ID1430435[1]


Montezuma Creek also is the center of education of about 500 Navajos in the area. Schools in the area include Montezuma Creek Elementary School and Whitehorse Junior/Senior High School, both a part of the San Juan School District.[3]

Whitehorse High is adjacent to the census-designated place,[4][5][6][7]

Rafting the San Juan river.


Montezuma Creek is located at the confluence of the stream Montezuma Creek with the San Juan River. The community is served by Utah routes U.S. Route 163 and Utah State Route 262.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32.4 km2), of which, 12.1 square miles (31.4 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it (3.27%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 507 people, 117 households, and 100 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 41.8 people per square mile (16.2/km2). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.06% Native American, 2.76% White, 0.39% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 117 households, out of which 61.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 12.0% 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 4.33 and the average family size was 4.75.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 44.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 2.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $30,208. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,920. About 31.2% of families and 33.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.


Davis Filfred and Kenneth Maryboy are the local delegates to the Navajo Nation Council.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Montezuma Creek, Utah
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ San Juan School District
  4. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Montezuma Creek CDP, UT." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 27, 2017. Pages: 1, 2, 3.
  5. ^ Home. Whitehorse High School. Retrieved on April 27, 2017. "State Highway #162, PO Box 660, Montezuma Creek, Utah 84534"
  6. ^ Montezuma Creek Elementary School. Retrieved on April 27, 2017. "State Highway #162, Montezuma Creek, Utah 84534"
  7. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Aneth CDP, UT." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Montezuma Creek, UT, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2011.

External linksEdit

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