Navajo Nation Demographics
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, of the 180,000 residents residing on Navajo Nation tribal land, 168,000 are Navajo enrolled members, with the remaining being non-members who reside and work within the Navajo Nation.
Another 80,000 Navajos reside near or within “border towns” of the Navajo Nation – Farmington, NM, Gallup, NM, Grants, NM, Page, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ, Cortez, CO, Winslow, AZ, Holbrook, AZ, and Blanding, UT.
The remaining Navajos, enrolled and non-enrolled, reside in metropolitan centers across the United States.
The Navajo Nation population is relatively young – the median age being 22,.5 years (2000 Census Count).
Early Navajo Leaders
Ganado Mucho, probably the most important Navajo leader along with Manuelito.
Some others were, Cannero Mucho, Mariano, Tierre-su-se, Cabra Negra, Cayantanita, and Narbono Primero.