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Saint Johns

St. Johns, City of Saint Johns

  •   State: 
    Apache County
    Saint Johns
      County FIPS: 
    34°30′7″N 109°22′18″W
      Area total: 
    26.09 sq mi (67.56 km²)
      Area land: 
    25.91 sq mi (67.10 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.18 sq mi (0.46 km²)
    5,686 ft (1,733 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Arizona does not observe daylight saving time.
      ZIP codes: 

    Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    131.89 residents per square mile of area (50.92/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Saint Johns (Navajo: Tsézhin Deezáhí) is the county seat of Apache County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 3,480. The city is located at 34°307N 109°2218W (34.501921, -109.371543), in the White Mountains in northeast Arizona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.1 square miles (67.6 km²) The climate is cold semi-arid (BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot summers via erratic thunderstorms with large diurnal temperature variations. It is located along U.S. Route 180, mostly west of where that highway intersects with U.S. Route 191. The location was originally called TséZhinehí in Navajo, a reference to its rock formations. It was later called El Vadito (Spanish for "the little crossing") by Spaniards as they first explored the area. In 1873, a trader named Solomon Barth began crossing the area as he moved salt from a salt lake in Zuni territory to Prescott, Arizona. By 1872 a Spanish-American agricultural community had developed. A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community named Salem and led by David King Udall was established just north of the town on March 29, 1880, and then moved to higher ground by Erastus Snow on September 19 of the same year.


The location was originally called Tsézhin Deezáhí in Navajo, a reference to its rock formations. The site of a useful crossing of the Little Colorado River, it was later called El Vadito (Spanish for "the little crossing") by Spaniards as they first explored the area. A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community named Salem and led by David King Udall was established just north of the town in 1880. In 1882 St. Johns again became the county seat, and it has remained so ever since. When the county was created on February 24, 1879, Snowflake was designated the county center. After the first election in fall 1879, county government was set up in Saint Johns, though it was moved again in 1880, to Springerville. In 1881, the first woman resident, Maria San Juan Baca de Padilla, or of the feast of San Juan, became the first female resident in the town's history. The town's name was changed to San Juan in honor of this woman, though some dispute whether it was named for San Juan or for the Feast of St. John the Baptist, which was held in the same place in the year. The name San Juan is now used for a tourist attraction in the city, the San Juan Rocks, which is located on the banks of the Colorado River. The city's name is also used to honor the first man to cross the river, Solomon Barth, in 1864.

Geography and climate

Saint Johns is located at 34°307N 109°2218W (34.501921, -109.371543), in the White Mountains in northeast Arizona. The climate is cold semi-arid (BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot summers with relatively greater precipitation via erratic thunderstorms. Large diurnal temperature variations are typical, so that warm days are often followed by freezing nights. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.1 square miles (67.6 km²), of which 25.9 square miles is land and 0.5 km², or 0.68%, is water. The city is located on the Arizona Turnpike, which runs through the town of Saint Johns. The Turnpix is a popular destination for tourists, especially those who want to get away from the heat of the Arizona desert. The turnpike is one of the few places in the U.S. where you can get a good view of the Milky Way from the top of the city. It is also the only place in the state that offers views of the Grand Canyon, which is located just to the south of the town. The town has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in or near the town's downtown area. It has an area of 25.7 square miles, or 67.1 km²; of this, 25.1 is land, 0.19 is water, and the remaining 0.4 is water-covered land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,269 people, 989 households, and 805 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 80.5% White, 0.4% African American, 6.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 9. 1% from other races, and 3. 5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.2%. The median income for a household in theCity was $35,215, and the median income. for a family was $37,478. The per capita income for the City was $13,331. About 12.5%. of families and 15.3%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2. of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there are 101.2 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 100.1 males. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is located near the border with Mexico. It has a population of 1,392, and a population density of 494.8 inhabitants per square mile (191.0/km²). The city has a median age of 31 years, with a median of 31.5 years of age. The average household size is 3.19 and the average family size was 3.55.


Saint Johns is along the shortest and most scenic route from Phoenix to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Within an hour's drive from St. Johns are Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Petrified Forest National Park, the Painted Desert, and Lyman Lake State Park. The site where dozens of Placerias fossils were discovered in 1930 by Charles Camp and Samuel Welles, of the University of California, Berkeley. Saint Johns is home to the Apache County Historical Society Museum and has four National Register of Historic Places:Isaacson Building, Lower Zuni River Archeological District,Lyman Lake Rock Art Site, and Rattlesnake Point Pueblo. It is also near several Indian reservations such as the Navajo Nation, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Apache IndianReservation, and Zuni Indian Res reservation.

Annual events

Pioneer Days sponsored by the Saint Johns Arizona Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. San Juan Fiesta sponsored by St. Johns Catholic Church.Apache County Fair. Christmas Light Parade. New Year's Eve fireworks. New year's Day fireworks. Santa Claus Parade. Christmas Eve fireworks, New Year’s Day fireworks, Santa Claus parade, and fireworks, among other events. New years day fireworks, new year fireworks, fireworks, and other events, including a parade of Santa Claus and his reindeer. The New Year is the first day of the new year in the U.S. and a new year is the beginning of the year for the Mormon Church in the United States. The new year also marks the start of the Mormon Year of the Sun. The Church celebrates the New Year with a series of events called "New Year's Day" and "The New Year in the Sun" The Church also celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the first president of the Church, Joseph Smith, on January 1, 2009. The celebration is called "The Day of the Lord" and is held every year on the first Sunday in January. The church celebrates the birthday of Joseph Smith. It is also known as "The First Sunday of the Latter-day Saints" or "The Feast of the Saints" The church also celebrates its birthday on the second Sunday of each month. The last Sunday in the month of January is "The Second Sunday of January" or the "The Third Sunday".


Saint Johns is served by the St. Johns Unified School District. The city is home to the St Johns Center of Northland Pioneer College. The Apache County Library District has its headquarters facility and the St John's Public Library in the city. The St Johns High School is the only high school in the district. The high school is located in the center of the city and is known as St. John's High School. The school is one of the top ranked high schools in the state, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It is also known as the best high school for math and science in the United States. It was the top school for science and math in the nation in the 1990s and 2000s. It has been ranked No. 1 in its class for the last three years. It also has the highest student-to-teacher ratio in the school district, and No. 2 in the country for high school and middle school. The U.N. World Health Organization has named Saint Johns the best city in the world for its quality of life and health care services. It had the highest rate of life expectancy in 2008. The highest rate was in 2008 for high schools, and the lowest rate for middle schools and high schools. The lowest rate was for primary and secondary schools, with the lowest rates for elementary and secondary education. The average age for a resident of Saint Johns is 48.5 years old, and it has a high school graduation rate of 60.5%.


The Salt River Project operates the Coronado Generating Station near St. John's. The station is located on the Salt River, which flows into the Northumberland Strait. The power station is used to generate electricity for Newfoundland and Labrador and the rest of Canada. It is also used as a source of electricity for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It also provides power for the province of New Brunswick and the province's capital city, St. George. The project is owned by the Salt river Project. The St. Johns River is a tributary of the SaltRiver, which runs through the St John's area. It was built in the 19th century and was the first power station in the province. It has been in operation since the mid-20th century. The plant is located near the town of St.John's, which is on the north coast of the island of Newfoundland, and has a population of about 2,000 people. The site is also home to a number of other hydroelectric power stations, including the one that is currently being used to power the city's hospitals and other public buildings. The Salt River project also operates a generating station near the city of Port aux Basques, which has a capacity of about 1,000 megawatts (MW) and is known as the "Salt River Project" It is one of the largest hydroelectric stations in the world, with a total capacity of more than 1,200 megawatt-hours.


BNSF Railway serves the Coronado Generating Station. The station is located on the BNSF Coronado Subdivision. It is located in the state of California. The power station has a capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) and is located near the border with Texas. It was built in the early 20th century to provide electricity to the region. It has been closed to the public since the mid-20th century, but is still used by BNSf Railway as a power station.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona = 95.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 42. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Saint Johns = 6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 3,417 individuals with a median age of 31.9 age the population dropped by -1.35% in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 131.89 residents per square mile of area (50.92/km²). There are average 3.15 people per household in the 984 households with an average household income of $41,527 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 15.70% of the available work force and has dropped -1.40% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.50%. The number of physicians in Saint Johns per 100,000 population = 58.1.


The annual rainfall in Saint Johns = 11.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 18.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 56. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 272. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 60, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona which are owned by the occupant = 55.38%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33 years with median home cost = $89,500 and home appreciation of -9.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,296 per student. There are 16.1 students for each teacher in the school, 302 students for each Librarian and 1058 students for each Counselor. 5.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.60% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.33% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Saint Johns's population in Apache County, Arizona of 1,158 residents in 1900 has increased 2,95-fold to 3,417 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.98% female residents and 50.02% male residents live in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona.

    As of 2020 in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona are married and the remaining 38.21% are single population.

  • 18.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Saint Johns require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    69.26% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 20.73% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 4.58% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, 55.38% are owner-occupied homes, another 17.18% are rented apartments, and the remaining 27.43% are vacant.

  • The 48.72% of the population in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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