Tonto, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 2,583.
Males: 1,327  (51.4%)
Females: 1,256  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,029 (it was $23,842 in 2000)
Tonto:

$30,029
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,076 (it was $15,084 in 2000)

Tonto CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $132,787 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Tonto:

$132,787
AZ:

$166,000
  • Races in Tonto, AZ (2000)

    Tonto races chart
    • 2,38493.9%White alone
    • 913.6%Hispanic
    • 411.6%Two or more races
    • 200.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tonto: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 1294.2 square miles.

Population density: 2.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Tonto, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Tonto:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tonto CCD:

  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Tonto CCD:  0.8% ($677)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Tonto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Pinal, AZ (44.7 miles , pop. 59,965).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (50.5 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (61.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Tonto Basin, AZ (3.4 miles ), Jakes Corner, AZ (3.6 miles) , Gisela, AZ (3.9 miles ), Young, AZ (4.1 miles ), Roosevelt, AZ (4.3 miles) , Rye, AZ (4.3 miles) , Round Valley, AZ (4.6 miles ), Oxbow Estates, AZ (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.93 N, Longitude: 111.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

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

8.6%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Tonto, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tonto-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 380% 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 310.7 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 306.8 miles away from Tonto center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 268.4 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 281.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 272.3 miles away from Tonto center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 455.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gila County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Fires: 6, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tonto:

  • Scottsdale Community College (about 53 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 6,030)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 54 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 55 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 55 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,259)
  • Arizona State University-Skysong (about 57 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,445)
  • Mesa Community College (about 58 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 59 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)

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Notable locations in Tonto: Owlhead (A), A-Cross Adminstrative Site (B), Bouquet Ranch (C), Brown Ranch (D), Brunson Ranch (E), Buzzard Roost Camp (F), Circle Ranch (G), Conway Corral (H), Conway Ranch (I), Cook Ranch (J), Dupont Cabin (K), Ellinwood Ranch (L), Ellison Ranch (M), Flying H Ranch (N), Flying V Ranch (O), Flying W Ranch (P), Fred Pranty Cabin (Q), Three Bar Cabin (R), Gun Creek Corral (S), Horse Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Tonto: Punkin Center Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: H Four Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Fred Tank (A), Baker Tank (B), Bench Tank (C), Big Ridge Tank (D), Big Turkey Tank (E), Blackjack Tank (F), Board Tank (G), Breadpan Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pocket Creek (A), Tank Creek (B), Rose Creek (C), Chalk Creek (D), Crouch Creek (E), Cellar Creek (F), Hardt Creek (G), East Spear Creek (H), Marsh Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tonto include: Horse Pasture Recreation Area (1), Roosevelt Lake Wildlife Area (2), Three Bar Wildlife Enclosure (3), Buckhorn Mountain Research Natural Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gila County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.9. This is about average.

City:

79.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 49.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

49.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.1%
Whole state:  68.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.3%
Whole state:

13.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.2%

Tonto compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Arizona average:

13.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tonto CCD (based on Gila County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,51910
Evangelical Protestant5,41654
Other4,75617
Mainline Protestant1,45411
None33,452-
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: 7
Gila County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gila County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Gila County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Gila County:

27.1%
Arizona:

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

12.9%
State:

14.2%

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.56% ($40,824 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.50% ($35,648)
from Pima County, AZ  0.34% ($24,817)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Arizona average:

5.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.59% ($32,731 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.66% ($43,557)
to Pima County, AZ  0.33% ($40,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tonto:

  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KMOG (1420 AM; 3 kW; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: FARRELL ENTERPRISES L.L.C.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFYI (550 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKNT (960 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tonto:

  • KAJM (104.3 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: SIERRA H. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K294AN (106.7 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • K220GI (91.9 FM; CAMP VERDE, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KNRJ (101.1 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: SIERRA H. BROADCASTING,INC.)
  • KLVK (89.1 FM; FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K210CP (89.9 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220HH (91.9 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tonto:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • James E McDonald, .5 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Az Hwy 188 & Punkin Center Rd (Punkin Center) (Lat: 33.868083 Lon: -111.311389), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.5 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, .5 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Az Hwy 188 & Punkin Center Rd (Punkin Center) (Lat: 33.868083 Lon: -111.311389), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.5 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F2-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, .5 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Az Hwy 188 & Punkin Center Rd (Punkin Center) (Lat: 33.868083 Lon: -111.311389), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.5 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, .5 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Az Hwy 188 & Punkin Center Rd (Punkin Center) (Lat: 33.868083 Lon: -111.311389), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.5 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Michael P Goggin, .5 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Az Hwy 188 & Punkin Center Rd (Punkin Center) (Lat: 33.868083 Lon: -111.311389), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.5 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, .5 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Az Hwy 188 & Punkin Center Rd (Punkin Center) (Lat: 33.868083 Lon: -111.311389), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.5 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000

Tonto on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest tornado activity"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 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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