Montezuma Creek, Utah

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Montezuma Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. The population was 507 at the 2000 census, a large increase over the 1990 figure of 345.

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Education

Montezuma Creek also is the center of education of about 500 Navajos in the area. Montezuma Creek Elementary School is a public school for all ages, from pre-kindergarten to the sixth grade. The school's principal is Rebecca M. Benally.

Whitehorse Junior/Senior High School enrolls about 350 students from 7th to 12th grade. Many student activities is what makes this school exciting and having students come back every year. The school's principal and vice-principal is veteran John M. Fahey and Brian Dixon. The two together make an outstanding administration for the young Navajo students.

- A link to the Whitehorse High School, school page. http://www.sanjuanschools.org/schools/whs/default.aspx

Geography

Montezuma Creek is located at 37°15′37″N 109°18′6″W / 37.26028°N 109.30167°W / 37.26028; -109.30167 (37.260329, -109.301565).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32.4 km²), of which, 12.1 square miles (31.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (3.27%) is water.

Montezuma Creek (San Juan River), named for a tributary of the San Juan River, is located within and partially outside the boundaries of the Navajo Nation on the northwestern border of that vast Indian Reservation known locally as "The Rez." It is a center for oil and gas field work in the area, and a school as well as several churches.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 507 people, 117 households, and 100 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 41.8 people per square mile (16.2/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.06% Native American, 2.76% White, 0.39% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

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