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Tonto Basin

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Tonto Basin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,424 at the 2010 United States Census, up from 840 at the 2000 census.Within Tonto Basin is located the unincorporated community of Punkin Center.HistoryThe Pleasant Valley War (also sometimes called the Tonto Basin War or Feud) was an 1886 Arizona range war between two feuding families, the cattle-herding Grahams and the sheep-herding Tewksburys.GeographyTonto Basin is located in western Gila County at, in the valley of Tonto Creek, a south-flowing tributary of the Salt River. Arizona State Route 188 passes through the community, leading southeast to Globe, the county seat, and north to Payson.According to the United States Census Bureau, the Tonto Basin CDP has a total area of 81.1km2, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 840 people, 439 households, and 262 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 26.8 people per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 726 housing units at an average density of 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.07% White, 1.43% Native American, 0.95% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 2.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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Bartlett Reservoir
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