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Median resident age:  52.6 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,257 (it was $23,842 in 2000)
Tonto:

$28,257
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,275

Tonto CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,265 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Tonto:

$119,265
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $205,263; Detached houses: $268,571; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $269,447; Mobile homes: $113,621; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $67,362

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Tonto races chart
  • White alone - 2,384 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 91 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tonto: 183.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone




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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+: 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 July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Tonto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arizona state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/2005 at 11:12:57, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2005 at 11:37:50, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from Tonto center
On 1/28/2005 at 22:37:07, a magnitude 3.9 (3.8 MW, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/6/1998 at 08:36:46, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2005 at 09:41:50, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Tonto center
On 7/1/2005 at 17:41:06, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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: 3,748)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 55 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,040)
  • Mesa Community College (about 58 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,853)
  • Arizona State University (about 59 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 54,626)
  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College (about 59 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Motorcycle Mechanics (about 61 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,197)
  • Rio Salado College (about 61 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,395)

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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
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AQI  PM10 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.3. This is about average.
City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 9.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

11.66


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  68.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tonto, AZ

Tonto compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.00%
Here44.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents33.3%18.6%18.4%5.9%5.8%
Congregations9.5%16.2%14.9%9.5%5.4%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.0%2.1%1.5%1.3%10.0%
Congregations4.1%2.7%1.4%4.1%32.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

9.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.51%
Arizona average:

8.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Maricopa County, AZ  4.08% ($61,493 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.41% ($45,443)
from Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($54,348)


8.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Arizona average:

5.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  3.08% ($44,740 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.55% ($36,077)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.43% ($38,000)

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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