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Tonto Basin, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Tonto Basin Census Designated Place had a population of 1,496 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.8317 and longitude -111.2946 in Gila County. The formal boundaries for the Tonto Basin Census Designated Place 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.


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Tonto Basin, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,496 (100%)
Population in Households 1,496 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,062 (71.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 48
Diversity Index2 20
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,823
Average Household Income $46,974
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $25,189
Wealth Index5 50
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 649 (44.5%)
Median Home Value $174,597
Average Home Value $195,685
Housing Affordability Index3 94
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 808
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.48% 0.62%
Households 0.61% 0.61%
Families 0.4% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.56%

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Tonto Basin, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tonto Basin to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 366 19th
Median Household Income # 377 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 100 22nd
Per Capita Income # 169 63rd
Diversity Index # 344 24th

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