Hotevilla-Bacavi, Arizona

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Hotevilla-Bacavi (Hopi: Hotvela-Paaqavi; also known as Third Mesa) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, on the Hopi Reservation. The population was 767 at the 2000 census.

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History

Hotevilla was first settled by the "hostiles", a group of Hopi residents who were forced out of nearby Oraibi in the 1906 Oraibi Split due to ideological differences over European cultural influences by recently-arrived settlers, soldiers and missionaries, influences against which the hostiles were opposed. Later attempts to reintegrate displaced residents resulted in another split to the settlement of Bacavi, which later joined with Hotevilla to create a unified settlement.

Geography

Hotevilla-Bacavi is located at 35°55′23″N 110°39′56″W / 35.92306°N 110.66556°W / 35.92306; -110.66556 (35.922929, -110.665621).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.9 square miles (30.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 767 people, 246 households, and 181 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 64.4 people per square mile (24.9/km²). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 27.8/sq mi (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.96% Native American, 3.78% White, and 0.26% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 246 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 28.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.72.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

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