Shonto is a tiny town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 494 people and just one neighborhood, Shonto is the 168th largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some towns, Shonto isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shonto are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shonto is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shonto who work in teaching (25.71%), management occupations (14.29%), and computer science and math (10.00%).
Also of interest is that Shonto has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
As is often the case in a small town, Shonto doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Shonto with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.68% of adults in Shonto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shonto in 2018 was $22,561, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,244 for a family of four. However, Shonto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Shonto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shonto residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Shonto include English, Irish, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Shonto is Navajo. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and English.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
One of the unique characteristics of the neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the neighborhood is unique for having just 6.1% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of America's neighborhoods.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 3 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.6% of America.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the (26.7%) than in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 99.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 76.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. This is a higher percentage than 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Shonto are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 52.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 35.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.4%), and 15.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Native American languages, spoken by 76.9% of households. Some people also speak English (25.0%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Shonto, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (99.6%).
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (54.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (26.7%) and 8.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.