First Mesa, Arizona

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First Mesa (Hopi: Wàlpi) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, on the Hopi Reservation. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 1,124, spread among three Hopi and Arizona Tewa villages atop the 5,700-foot (1,740 m) mesa: Hano (or Tewa), Sitsomovi (or Sichomovi), and Waalpi (or Walpi).



First Mesa is located at 35°50′6″N 110°22′42″W / 35.835°N 110.37833°W / 35.835; -110.37833 (35.834948, -110.378331).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.4 km²).


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,124 people, 294 households, and 251 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 119.3 people per square mile (46.1/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 39.0/sq mi (15.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.09% Native American, 2.85% White, no Black/African American, Asian, or Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 2.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 294 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 32.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.82 and the average family size was 4.10.

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