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Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam
and Lake Powell. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,247.[4]


1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Climate

3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Economy

5.1 Top employers

6 Transportation 7 Media 8 Films and Television 9 Literature 10 Notable people 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] Unlike other cities in the area, Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam
on the Colorado River. Its 17-square-mile (44 km2) site was obtained in a land exchange with the Navajo Nation. The city is perched atop Manson Mesa at an elevation of 4,300 feet (1,300 m) above sea level and 600 feet (180 m) above Lake Powell. The city was originally called Government Camp, but was later named for John C. Page, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, 1936-1943. After the dam was completed in the 1960s, and was officially incorporated (March 1, 1975), the city grew steadily to today's population of over 9,000. Because of the new roads and bridge built for use during construction, it has become the gateway to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell, attracting more than 3 million visitors per year. Page is also the home of two of the largest electrical generation units in the western United States. Glen Canyon Dam has a 1,288,000-kilowatt capacity when fully online. The other power plant to the southeast is the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired steam plant with an output capability of 2,250,000 kilowatts. Geography[edit] Page is located at 36°54′51″N 111°27′35″W / 36.91417°N 111.45972°W / 36.91417; -111.45972 (36.914296, -111.459717).[5] According to the United States
United States
Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.6 square miles (43 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.12%, is water. Climate[edit] Page has an arid climate (Köppen BWk) with hot, very dry summers and chilly winters with very little snow. It is located in the southern edge of the Great Basin Desert
Great Basin Desert
on the Colorado Plateau. It is very dry due to being in the rainshadow of the mountains of California and too far north to get consistent North American Monsoons.

Climate data for Page, Arizona

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 64 (18) 72 (22) 82 (28) 91 (33) 102 (39) 107 (42) 109 (43) 106 (41) 100 (38) 93 (34) 77 (25) 66 (19) 109 (43)

Average high °F (°C) 43.1 (6.2) 50.3 (10.2) 59.5 (15.3) 68.5 (20.3) 78.5 (25.8) 90.2 (32.3) 95.1 (35.1) 92.0 (33.3) 83.5 (28.6) 69.7 (20.9) 53.8 (12.1) 43.7 (6.5) 69.0 (20.6)

Average low °F (°C) 26.3 (−3.2) 30.4 (−0.9) 37.0 (2.8) 43.6 (6.4) 52.6 (11.4) 62.3 (16.8) 68.3 (20.2) 66.4 (19.1) 58.4 (14.7) 46.6 (8.1) 34.7 (1.5) 27.1 (−2.7) 46.1 (7.8)

Record low °F (°C) −11 (−24) 6 (−14) 18 (−8) 25 (−4) 31 (−1) 44 (7) 56 (13) 46 (8) 40 (4) 24 (−4) 16 (−9) 1 (−17) −11 (−24)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.61 (15.5) 0.48 (12.2) 0.65 (16.5) 0.50 (12.7) 0.40 (10.2) 0.14 (3.6) 0.58 (14.7) 0.69 (17.5) 0.66 (16.8) 0.99 (25.1) 0.56 (14.2) 0.48 (12.2) 6.74 (171.2)

Average snowfall inches (cm) 2.1 (5.3) 1.2 (3) 0.2 (0.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.5 (1.3) 1.4 (3.6) 5.4 (13.7)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 4.5 4.0 5.2 3.5 3.2 1.7 4.6 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.2 3.9 47.8

Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.9 0.6 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.6 2.6

Source: NOAA[6]


Historical population

Census Pop.

1960 2,960

1970 1,439


1980 4,907


1990 6,598


2000 6,809


2010 7,247


Est. 2016 7,599 [3] 4.9%

U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 7,247 people, 2,518 households, and 1,822 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.3 inhabitants per square mile (164.6/km2). There were 2,787 housing units at an average density of 163.9 per square mile (63.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 57.6% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 34.0% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% (two people) Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. 7.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,518 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.32. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males. As of the 2015 American Community Survey[9] The median income for a household in the city was $57,161, and the median income for a family was $64,135. Males had a median full-time income of $47,779 versus $37,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,338. About 14.1% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

Satellite photo showing Page, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo Generating Station and Colorado River

Aerial view of Page from a plane

Colorado River, Page city area on the right and Navajo Generating Station in the background

Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam
and Bridge

Education[edit] Page is served by the Page Unified School District. Two public elementary schools, Desert View Elementary School and Lake View Elementary School, are located in the city and serve the city. Page Middle School and Page High School are also located in the city. Economy[edit] Top employers[edit] According to Page's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[10] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees

1 Aramark 700

2 Navajo Generating Station 498

3 Page Unified School District 436

4 Walmart 210

5 City
of Page 180

6 Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits 165

7 Page Hospital 115

8 Safeway 100

9 Courtyard by Marriott 90

10 Page Steel 84

11 Canyonlands Community Health 54

Transportation[edit] Page is located on U.S. Route 89. Arizona
State Route 98 heads east into the Navajo reservation. Public transportation is provided by Helping Hands Agency, a local nonprofit, under the name Helping Hands Express.[11] Salt Lake Express provides a shuttle between Page and St. George, Utah.[12] Page Municipal Airport
Page Municipal Airport
serves Page with scheduled, charter, and general aviation. Media[edit]

repeater station. KXAZ 93.3 Page KPLD 105.1 Kanab KPGE 1340 AM

The Lake Powell
Lake Powell
Chronicle is the weekly newspaper in Page. Films and Television[edit] Several films and television series have been shot in the Page area including:

The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(1965) Planet of the Apes (1968) The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
(1976) Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Superman III
Superman III
(1983) Thunder Warrior
Thunder Warrior
(1983) Hands of Steel
Hands of Steel
(1986), shot in 1985 by Sergio Martino Highway to Hell (1990) Motorama (1991) Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal
of Time (1991) Maverick (1994) Broken Arrow (1996) Evolution (2000) Planet of the Apes (2000) The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
(2000) Eight Legged Freaks
Eight Legged Freaks
(2002) Hulk (2003) The Amazing Race 8
The Amazing Race 8
(2005) Into the Wild (2007) Doctor Who: Season 6, episodes 1, 2 and 13 (2012) John Carter (2012) The Fireball Run: Season 7, episodes 5 and 6 (2014)

Literature[edit] Page appears as the main town in the 4th of the Sheriff Wyler Scott series novels title "Broken Canyon" Page (and the surrounding areas of Glen Canyon) also appear in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang. Notable people[edit]

Mary Antonia Wood, artist


^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-23.  ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.  ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Page city, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 7, 2011.  ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States
United States
Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.  ^ "Climatography of the United States
United States
No. 20 (1971–2000)" (PDF). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-31.  ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-01.  ^ City
of Page CAFR ^ Helping Hands Express ^ Salt Lake Express

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Page, Arizona.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Page, Arizona.

of Page official website Page visitors' information Page Arizona
Chamber of Commerce Lake Powell
Lake Powell
Chronicle - newspaper Map of Page and surrounding area, National Park Service Photographs of Horseshoe Bend

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Municipalities and communities of Coconino County, Arizona, United States

County seat: Flagstaff


Flagstaff Page Sedona‡ Williams


Fredonia Tusayan


Bitter Springs Cameron Doney Park Fort Valley Grand Canyon Village Kachina Village Kaibab‡ Kaibito LeChee Leupp Moenkopi Mountainaire Munds Park Parks Supai Tolani Lake Tonalea Tuba City Valle Winslow West‡

Populated places

Allan Lake Landing Angell Apex Babbit Winter Bellemont Big Springs Bishop Place Black Falls Crossing Bootlegger Crossing Chair Crossing Clints Well Coal Mine Mesa Coconino Corva Cosnino Cow Springs Coyote Basin Ranch Cucamonga Junction Darling Daze Dennison Durfee Crossing Echinique Place Elden Pueblo Forest Lakes Forest Lakes Estates, Arizona Fort Tuthill Frazier Wells Gray Mountain Happy Jack Hidden Springs Mission Horse Crossing Indian Gardens Jacob Lake Jones Crossing Kinder Crossing Lakeview Leupp Corner Little Spring Long Valley Lost Eden Lower Tillman Macks Crossing Mangum Springs, Arizona Marble Canyon Meteor City Moenave Moqui Mormon Crossing Mormon Lake Mule Crossing Navajo Mountain (Chapter) Navajo Mountain Mission North Rim Old Leupp One Mile Pilgrim Playground Rare Metals Rimmy Jims Riordan Robbers Roost Rockledge Rose Well Camp Ryan Saint Joseph Youth Camp Sand Springs Sereno Sereno Spring Stoneman Lake Sunshine Tempe Camp Tiis Holoni Tin House Tolchico Turkey Crossing Two Guns Victorine Crossing Vista Encantada Wahweap Whitted Place Wiggins Crossing Willaha Willow Springs Wingfield Winona Wolf Crossing Woodin

Indian reservations

Hopi‡ Hualapai‡ Havasupai Kaibab‡ Navajo‡

Ghost towns

Canyon Diablo


‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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Power stations in Arizona

Coal-fired generating stations

Abitibi Snowflake Apache Cholla Coronado H. Wilson Sundt Navajo

Gas-fired stations

Agua Fria Arlington Valley Desert Basin Douglas Gila River Harquahala Kyrene Mesquite Ocotillo Redhawk Saguaro Santan Sundance West Phoenix Yucca

Hydroelectric dams

Childs-Irving Coolidge Davis Glen Canyon Hoover Horse Mesa Mormon Flat Parker Stewart Mountain Theodore Roosevelt

Wind farms

Dry Lake Perrin Ranch Red Horse 2

Solar thermal plants

Red Horse 2 Solana

Photovoltaic plants

Agua Caliente Avra Valley Mesquite

Nuclear plants

Palo Verde

Investor-owned utility

Ajo Improvement Company Arizona
Public Service Morenci Water & Electric Company Tucson Electric Power UniSource Energy Services

Community and municipality owned

Mesa Energy Resources Department Page Electric Utility City
of Safford Electric Department Thatcher Utilities

Government agencies

Aha Macav Power Service Ak-Chin Indian Community
Ak-Chin Indian Community
Electric Utility Colorado River
Colorado River
Agency Electrical Services Electrical District No. 2 Electrical District No. 3 Electrical District No. 4 Electrical District No. 5 Electrical District No. 6 Electrical District No. 7 Electrical District No. 8 Gila River Indian Community
Gila River Indian Community
Utility Authority Harquahala Valley Power District Hohokam Irrigation & Drainage District Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Salt River Project San Carlos Indian Irrigation Project Tohono O’odham Utility Authority Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District


Electric Power Cooperative Columbus Electric Cooperative Dixie Power Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative Garkane Energy Graham County Electric Cooperative Mohave Electric Cooperative Navopache Electric Cooperative Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative Trico Electric