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The 2000 Census showed that Apache County had a population of 69,423 people. This represented 1.35% of the total population of Arizona, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 15 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Apache had a population of 70,591 people. This is an increase of 1.68% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201071,518+3.02%+1.31% since 2009
200970,591+1.68%+1.54% since 2008
200869,520+0.14%+0.35% since 2007
200769,278-0.21%+0.31% since 2006
200669,066-0.51%+1.2% since 2005
200568,250-1.69%+0.45% since 2004
200367,938-2.14%+1% since 2002
200267,267-3.11%-0.87% since 2001
200167,857-2.26%-2.26% since 2000
200069,423The Last Census

Apache County had 31,621 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Apache County has a total area<3> of 11,218 square miles [29,055 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (13.54 square miles [35.07 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Apache County had a population density of 6.2 people per square mile [2.39 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 15 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Apache County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Apache and the state of Arizona.

Click here for the Apache County QuickFact (QF-04001).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Apache County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Apache County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
GrahamQF-04009   S37,04533,48910.62%
GreenleeQF-04011   S8,0418,547-5.92%
NavajoQF-04017   W112,97597,47015.91%
Montezuma (CO)QF-08083   N25,36823,8306.45%
Catron (NM)QF-35003   SE3,4433,543-2.82%
Cibola (NM)QF-35006   SE27,03625,5955.63%
McKinley (NM)QF-35031   E70,51374,798-5.73%
San Juan (NM)QF-35045   NE124,131113,8019.08%
San Juan (UT)QF-49037   N15,04914,4134.41%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Apache. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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