Shonto, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 591. Population change since 2000: +4.0%
Males: 282  (47.9%)
Females: 309  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 86054.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,973 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Shonto:

$26,973
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,756 (it was $12,411 in 2000)

Shonto CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,055 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Shonto:

$47,055
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $74,331; Detached houses: $86,320; Mobile homes: $28,955

Median gross rent in 2013: $600.

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  • Races in Shonto, AZ (2010)

    Shonto races chart
    • 53089.7%American Indian alone
    • 284.7%White alone
    • 264.4%Hispanic
    • 40.7%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone

Races in Shonto detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Shonto: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 4.57 square miles.

Population density: 129 people per square mile   (very low).

Shonto, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Shonto:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shonto CDP:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 8.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $253 (0.4%)

Shonto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (111.1 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (219.5 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (227.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Western, AZ (4.5 miles ), Kayenta, AZ (4.8 miles ), Kaibito, AZ (5.0 miles ), Tonalea, AZ (5.1 miles ), Navajo Mountain, UT (5.6 miles ), Chilchinbito, AZ (5.8 miles ), Oljato-Monument Valley, UT (6.1 miles ), Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ (6.1 miles) .

Latitude: 36.60 N, Longitude: 110.66 W

Area code: 928

Shonto household income distribution Shonto home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (30%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (28%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Shonto: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shonto, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Shonto-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 409% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 370.8 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 355.5 miles away from Shonto center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 369.0 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 457.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 480.7 miles away from Shonto center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 396.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Navajo County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shonto:

  • Northern Arizona University (about 113 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 114 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • San Juan College (about 139 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Southern Utah University (about 153 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 162 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Dixie State University (about 165 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Northcentral University (about 166 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)

Public elementary/middle school in Shonto:

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Navajo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 54.4%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.7% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Shonto compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Arizona average:

12.5

Shonto travel time to work - commute Shonto mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shonto CDP (based on Navajo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other24,72762
Evangelical Protestant13,96698
Catholic6,60014
Mainline Protestant1,41018
Black Protestant2072
None60,539-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Navajo County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Navajo County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Navajo County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Here:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Navajo County:

26.1%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

14.2%

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.98% ($36,088 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.87% ($27,548)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.66% ($25,893)


8.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.08% ($32,707 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.00% ($27,807)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.67% ($28,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shonto:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shonto:

  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNAD (91.7 FM; PAGE, AZ; Owner: AZ BOARD OF REGENTS FOR N. AZ UNIV.)
  • KGHR (91.5 FM; TUBA CITY, AZ; Owner: TUBA CITY HIGH SCHOOL BOARD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shonto:

  • K38CX (Channel 38; SHONTO, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

Shonto fatal accident list:

Sep 21, 1988 10:00 AM, Shontofarm, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 1,425Total average daily traffic
  • 84Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,697Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shonto)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC7APH
    Grant Date: 02/01/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2006
    Registrant: Shonnie Reese, Shonto, AZ 86054
  • Call Sign: KC7BCF, Licensee ID: L00832115
    Grant Date: 03/17/2004, Expiration Date: 02/22/2014, Certifier: David Fuller
    Registrant: David Fuller, Shonto, AZ 86054

Most common first names in Shonto, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary476.7 years
Edgar377.9 years
Mabel388.0 years
Ada279.0 years
Ben268.5 years
Alice271.5 years
Irene287.5 years
Jack265.5 years
Anna264.0 years
Annie278.5 years
Most common last names in Shonto, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nez678.1 years
Fuller472.7 years
Black483.5 years
Talker463.7 years
Smith372.0 years
Bronston357.3 years
Grass377.7 years
Adson268.0 years
Isaac286.0 years
Cling285.9 years

Shonto on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #24 (86054) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #93 (86054) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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