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The City of Show Low had a population of 11,316 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Show Low is located at latitude 34.2651 and longitude -110.0383 in Navajo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Show Low (see map below) encompass a land area of 65.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,322 feet.

The City of Show Low (GNIS ID: 2411895) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Show Low is located within Snowflake Division of Navajo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Show Low population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Show Low: Sholow, Show Slow.

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Show Low, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,316
Population in Households 11,285
Population in Familes 9,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 174
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 4,575
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,043
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,866 (35.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,709 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,602 (44.1%)
Median Home Value $156,793
Average Home Value $187,256


Median Household Income $39,994
Average Household Income $51,590
Per Capita Income $20,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.82%
Households 0.68% 0.69%
Families 0.64% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Show Low, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Show Low to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 63 86th
Population Density1 # 227 50th
Diversity Index2 # 201 56th
Median Household Income # 185 59th
Per Capita Income # 196 57th

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