Teec Nos Pos, Arizona

Teec Nos Pos is located in the northeast corner of Arizona, near the border of Utah and New Mexico. It is part of Apache County, and its population was estimated at 466 in 2020. The town is located on the Colorado Plateau and has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Teec Nos Pos has a rich history, as it was originally occupied by the Navajo people before being settled by non-Native Americans in the late 19th century. The town was officially incorporated in 1937, when it became known as Teec Nos Pos Trading Post. Its name comes from the Navajo phrase meaning “Cottonwood Springs”.

The economy of Teec Nos Pos is largely based on agriculture, with cotton and alfalfa being two major crops grown in the area. There are also several businesses providing services to local residents, such as grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, and hotels.

The town does not have any schools within its boundaries; however, there are several nearby institutions that offer educational opportunities for local students. These include Blue Ridge High School in Ganado and Round Valley High School in Eagar.

There are several landmarks located near Teec Nos Pos that are popular tourist attractions. These include Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park both located nearby in New Mexico; Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park; Four Corners Monument where Arizona meets Utah, Colorado and New Mexico; Grand Falls; Antelope Canyon; and Window Rock Arizona State Park which offers a great view of Window Rock Peak.

Population: 799
Males: 384 (48.1%), Females: 415 (51.9%)

Apache County

Zip code: 86514

Median resident age: 24.8 years
Median household income: $17,188
Median house value: $28,300

Races in Teec Nos Pos:

  • American Indian (98.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (1.0%)

Ancestries: .

Land area: 14.2 square miles

Teec Nos Pos, Arizona



The population of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona is small but vibrant. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town had a population of 1,325 in 2020. The majority of the population is Native American and primarily belongs to the Navajo Nation. The median age of Teec Nos Pos residents is 32 years old, with a gender ratio of 49% male and 51% female. Approximately half of all households in Teec Nos Pos are family households, with an average household size of 3.6 people per household.

The majority of residents are employed in the service industry or local businesses, although there are some agricultural and ranching jobs available as well. There is also a large number of people who work for tribal enterprises on the nearby Navajo Nation reservation, such as casinos and convenience stores. Education is highly valued in Teec Nos Pos; approximately 20% of adults have earned at least a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Healthcare services are available at hospitals and clinics within the nearby Navajo Nation reservation as well as at local clinics in town for those without insurance or who cannot access services on the reservation due to geographic distance or other limitations.

For population 25 years and over in Teec Nos Pos

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 24.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Teec Nos Pos CDP

  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

0.0% Foreign born


Hospitals/medical centers near Teec Nos Pos:

  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; SHIPROCK, NM)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Teec Nos Pos:

  • CORTEZ MUNI (about 42 miles; CORTEZ, CO; Abbreviation: CEZ)
  • FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL (about 62 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Abbreviation: FMN)
  • DURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY (about 94 miles; DURANGO, CO; Abbreviation: DRO)

Other public-use airports nearest to Teec Nos Pos:

  • SHIPROCK AIRSTRIP (about 32 miles; SHIPROCK, NM; Abbreviation: 5V5)
  • BLUFF (about 44 miles; BLUFF, UT; Abbreviation: 66V)
  • BLANDING MUNI (about 52 miles; BLANDING, UT; Abbreviation: BDG)

According to andyeducation, Arizona has the following colleges and schools:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Teec Nos Pos:

  • SAN JUAN COLLEGE (about 66 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • FORT LEWIS COLLEGE (about 90 miles; DURANGO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,051)
  • MESA STATE COLLEGE (about 153 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,415)
  • NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE (about 155 miles; HOLBROOK, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,177)
  • WESTERN STATE COLLEGE COLORADO (about 193 miles; GUNNISON, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,199)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 212 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 213 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,261)


Public high school in Teec Nos Pos:

  • RED MESA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: HC 61 BOX 40; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Teec Nos Pos:

  • RED MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: HWY 160, MILEPOST 448; Grades: KG – 08)
  • T扞IS NAZBAS (TEECNOSPOS) COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: HIGHWAY 160 P.O. BOX 102; Grades: KG – 08)
  • RED MESA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: HWY 160 MILEPOST 441; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Teec Nos Pos:

  • IMMANUEL MISSION SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: PO BOX 2000; Grades: PK – 11)