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Snowflake, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Snowflake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Navajo County at latitude 34.5215 and longitude -110.0912. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,584 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Snowflake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Snowflake, Arizona.

The P1 Census Class Code for Snowflake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Snowflake (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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Snowflake, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,040
Population in Households 6,013
Population in Familes 5,352
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 1,883
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 1,457
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,405 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $119,277
Average Home Value $145,014


Median Household Income $43,958
Average Household Income $53,583
Per Capita Income $17,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.84% 1.41%
Households 1.89% 1.59%
Families 1.05% 1.51%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.


Snowflake, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Snowflake to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 84 82nd
Population Density1 # 224 51st
Diversity Index2 # 188 58th
Median Household Income # 108 76th
Per Capita Income # 247 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.