Grand Canyon Village Tidbits
Grand Canyon Village is located in Coconino County, Arizona on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. According to the census that was taken in 2010, the population consisted of 2,004 people. Grand Canyon Village is situated in Grand Canyon National Park, and is completely focused on the accommodation of the tourists who are visiting the canyon. Its history dates back to 1901, when the railroad completed to the southern rim, from Williams, Arizona, by the Santa Fe Railroad. The majority of the building that are currently being used, date from that period. The village contains many different landmark structures, and its historic baseline is the National Historic Landmark District, which was appointed as the result of its incredible implementation of the design of the community.
The population of Grand Canyon Village was 365 families, 651 households, and 1,460 people according to the census that was taken in 2000. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,460 people, 651 households, and 345 families residing in the community. The population density was 108.6 people for every square mile. There were 791 housing units that had an average density of 58.8 for every square mile. The racial makeup of the community was 10.21% Latino or Hispanic, 2.88% two or more races, 1,85% from other races, 0.27% Pacific Islanders, 0.89% Asians, 1.58% African American or Black, and 73.70% White.
The average size of a family was 2.84. Some 31.6% of all households were comprised of individuals, and 0.9% had somebody living alone who was 65 years old or older. Some 45.9% were non-families. Some 6.0% had a female householder without a husband being present. Some 42.1% were married couples who were living together. There were some 651 households from which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The size of the average household was 2.18.
There were 110.1 males for every 100 females that were 18 years old or older, in Grand Canyon Village. The median age for the people in Grand Canyon Village was 37 years old. The population consisted of 2.2% who were 65 years old, 27.7% who were between 45 and 64 years old, 41.2% who were between 25 and 44 years old, 8.1% who were between 18 and 24 years old, and 20.5% who were under the age of 18.
The family median income in Grand Canyon Village was $53,676, and the median household income was $42,083. Females had a median income of $28,750 while the median income for males was $53,676. In Grand Canyon Village, the income per capita was $19,923. Approximately 4.8% of the population and 1.7% of families were living below the poverty level. This includes none of those who are 65 years old or older and 4.9% of those under the age of 18 years old.
Grand Canyon National Park is a unique combination of erosional forms and geologic color that decorate a canyon that is one-mile-deep, 18 miles wide and 277 river miles long. (1.6km) deep. Through its immense size, the Grand Canyon will overwhelm anybody's senses. The North Rim is always open for the season, while all South Rim roads are open.
Mule rides on the South Rim Mule rides fill up early but can be booked 13 months in advance. Mule trips on the North Rim don't go to the Colorado River. One-hour rides along the rim and one half day inner canyon or rim trips are usually available daily.
Also available are two-hour or one-hour trail rides through the pines of the Kaibab National Forest. Also available are wagon and twilight campfire rides. Both mules and horses are used. At the northern end of the town of Tusayan, are located the Apache Stables just outside of the Southern Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.
The Hualapai people, have resided in the Southwest for numerous generations. Normally, their homelands stretched to the Bill Williams River in west-central Arizona from the Grand Canyon. They also stretched to the peaks in San Francisco from the Black Mountains that border the Colorado River. These nomadic people were mainly hunter-gathers, although they also traded with other tribes who were close by. The Hualapai Reservation was established in 1883, and is just under 1,000,000 acres.
These days, there are approximately 2,300 member of the tribe. On Highway 66, 2,300 members. On Highway 66, Peach Springs is their tribal headquarters. The tribe runs a gift shop, restaurant, and hotel in Peach Springs. Although some limited timber harvesting and ranching provide some income, the best opportunity for employment of the members of the tribe is the tourist industry.
Approximately, 250 miles by road, the Grand Canyon West is at the far westernmost end of the Grand Canyon. This is where the Tribe has selected as their home. It is a five-hour drive, from the Southern Rim of Grand Canyon National Park This park offers visitors many different visitor services including the Skywalk. Usually being part of a package tour, food service is limited.