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Tonto Basin, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Tonto Basin Census Designated Place had a population of 1,471 as of July 1, 2016. Tonto Basin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tonto Basin is located at latitude 33.8427 and longitude -111.3009 in Gila County. The formal boundaries for the Tonto Basin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gila County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,238 feet.

The Tonto Basin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409334) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Tonto Basin Census Designated Place is located within Tonto Basin Division of Gila County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tonto Basin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tonto Basin, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,471
Population in Households 1,471
Population in Familes 1,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 793
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 678 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 685 (46.3%)
Median Home Value $128,333
Average Home Value $147,858


Median Household Income $35,041
Average Household Income $46,291
Per Capita Income $24,839
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.5%
Households 0.7% 0.6%
Families 0.32% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tonto Basin, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tonto Basin to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 178 61st
Population Density1 # 369 18th
Diversity Index2 # 348 23rd
Median Household Income # 273 40th
Per Capita Income # 104 77th

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