Tuba City is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 8,596 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tuba City is the 57th largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tuba City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tuba City is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tuba City who work in office and administrative support (16.73%), teaching (10.25%), and healthcare (7.09%).
One of the benefits of Tuba City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Tuba City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.97% of the adults in Tuba City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tuba City in 2010 was $14,879, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,516 for a family of four. However, Tuba City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Tuba City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.04% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Tuba City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tuba City residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Tuba City include German, Irish, Polish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Tuba City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Navajo and Native American languages.