Mexican Hat, Utah

San Juan County


Mexican Hat is a settlement on community- free area in San Juan County in the southeast of the U.S. state of Utah. For statistical purposes, the place has been combined to form a census-designated place (CDP).

In the population - 31 to the census in 2010 - is a significant decrease from 88 inhabitants in 2000 and 259 in 1990 to record.

The site is adjacent to the Monument Valley. The name of the village is derived from the Mexican Hat Rock, a rock, three kilometers north-east from the settlement ( 37.17 ° N, 109.85 ° W) 37.173756-109.8487171380.

The region consists of desert-like terrain, which is interrupted by Canyon landscapes. East of the village, there is a rock formation that looks like a Mexican sombrero and thus gave the place its name.

Is In the town itself - especially in the evening at sunset - the hotel " San Juan Inn & Trading Post" remarkable. Before the parking lot there is a terrace with views of the San Juan River and the desert landscape.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Mexican Hat 31 people in 17 households. The population density was 1.5 people per square kilometer. In the 17 households lived statistically 1.82 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 90.3 per cent ( 28 people) whites and 9.7 percent ( three people) Native Americans.

6.5 percent of the population (two persons) were under 18 years old, 51.6 percent were between 18 and 64 and 41.9 percent were 65 years or older. 45.2 percent of the population was female.