Fredonia, Arizona

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Fredonia is a town in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. Fredonia is Arizona’s northernmost town and the gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Visitors enjoy seeing the Grand Canyon from the North Rim because they can experience the wonder and beauty without large crowds and high temperatures. Fredonia is also located within a short distance of other National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, and scenic outdoor recreation spots. The Anasazi or Basket Makers were the first inhabitants in the area. Their presence is marked by ancient ruins in the cliffs throughout Arizona. Fredonia was originally started in 1885 as a business venture by five men who invested time, money, and energy to build a dam so they could create farmland under irrigation. Activities in the area include exploring, hiking, biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, water skiing, boating, ATV exploration, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and sightseeing at many scenic sites.

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Geography

Fredonia is located at 36°56′58″N 112°31′18″W / 36.94944°N 112.52167°W / 36.94944; -112.52167 (36.949522, -112.521700),[2] at 4,680 feet (1,430 m) in elevation. It is in the Arizona Strip, and within a few miles of the Utah border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,036 people, 359 households, and 287 families residing in the town. The population density was 139.7 people per square mile (54.0/km²). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 61.4/sq mi (23.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.71% White, 1.06% Black or African American, 11.39% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 359 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.25.

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