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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A
Chinle is a town in Arizona with a population of 5,378. Chinle is in Apache County. Living in Chinle offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Chinle and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$27,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$460
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    24%
  • 10-17 years
    19%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Chinle

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,303
National
$55,322
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Chinle Reviews

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Chinle is a very rural and secluded community within the Navajo Nation and doesn't have much to offer in terms of social gatherings and community activities. The town is known mostly for the Canyon De Chelly National Park and has a lot of tourists across the country and the world. Again, there isn't much offered for social gatherings like concerts and such except for traditional Pow Wows and other activities, and there are no community activities the likes of festivals and such. Overall Chinle is a good place for people who want a rural lifestyle and don't want much in their community.
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What I would like to see is, more growth as a community and more involvement in education and sports. I see that sports is a thriving and pushing point for many of the native youth. It can help younger native youth believe that they are able to see their future in going to college and possibly, an athletic scholarship on the side to help them make that happen. Support from the community is a must and encouragement, even if their strong point is not sports, but academically stronger. Strive to make their lives better and in doing so, college is their way out to better themselves and make a name and life for themselves.
Living in Chinle, Arizona is like living in a desert themed snow globe. Everywhere is desert but it feels like home, everyone nearly knows everyone but not in a necessarily "bad" way. The people are diverse, and that makes it unique. Not many small towns like us have a giant canyon or a multitude of local attractions. Even though we're a small town we make it work. But there are things as in every place that need to be changed or added, for us it's stores. We, being a desolate town only have certain places to shop that are local, other than that it's travel 90+ miles to get clothes. But overall, the experience here is not like any other, a traditional land where the resilience still lives on.