Dilkon, Arizona

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Dilkon (Navajo: Tsézhin Dilkǫǫh) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,265 at the 2000 census. The name of the town is said to be derived from the Navajo phrase "smooth black rock" or "bare surface".[1]

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Government

Dilkon Chapter is one of 110 certified chapters of the Navajo Nation local. As of June 18, 2008 (entry date) the chapter had not achieved Local Governance Certification. Council delegates: Jerry Freddie (four terms), Elmer Begay (first term) Chapter president: Manual Shirley Chapter vice president: Chapter secretary: Chapter treasure:

Past Council delegates:

Manual Shirley 1978-1990
Alfred Joe 1990-1994
Elmer Clark 1990-1994

Geography

Dilkon is located at 35°21′38″N 110°18′56″W / 35.36056°N 110.31556°W / 35.36056; -110.31556 (35.3606096, -110.3155400).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,265 people, 298 households, and 264 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 75.4 people per square mile (29.1/km²). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 22.6/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.00% Native American, 1.58% White, 0% Asian, Pacific Islander, or Black/African American, 0.40% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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