Leupp, Arizona

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Leupp (Navajo: Tsiizizii) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. The population was 970 at the 2000 census.



During World War II, an abandoned Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school in Leupp was used as the Leupp Isolation Center, for Japanese American internees considered to be troublemakers.[1]


Leupp is located at 35°17′51″N 111°0′20″W / 35.2975°N 111.00556°W / 35.2975; -111.00556 (35.297522, -111.005673).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.1 square miles (34.0 km²), of which, 13.1 square miles (34.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 970 people, 228 households, and 206 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 73.9 people per square mile (28.5/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 21.1/sq mi (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.14% Native American, 0.62% White, 0.10% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 228 households out of which 54.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 29.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.6% were non-families. 9.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.25 and the average family size was 4.53.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 43.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

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