Tonopah, Arizona - Basic Facts

Tonopah is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Tonopah Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.4936 and longitude -112.9371. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Tonopah Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Tonopah, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 61
Population in Households 61
Population in Familes 51
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 29
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $89,286


Median Household Income $42,332
Average Household Income $58,193
Per Capita Income $19,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.39% 1.59%
Households 0.0% 1.99%
Families 6.61% 0.93%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.52%
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.

Tonopah, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tonopah to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 418 8th
Population Density1 # 374 17th
Diversity Index2 # 70 85th
Median Household Income # 128 72nd
Per Capita Income # 207 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.