Demographics


Show Low is the largest city in Arizona’s White Mountains and is one of the fastest growing cities in northern Arizona.  The city proper has a population of about 11,600 residents, but, Show Low’s trade area population numbers over 130,000.  Seasonal spikes in the population from tourism activity and the second home market causes the trade area population to swell to well over 150,000.  Show Low is experiencing dynamic growth as its population has increased over 51% since 2000.

City of Show Low Population
Population
Change
2000 7,748
2001 7,924 2.3%
2002 7,999 0.9%
2003 8,337 4.2%
2004 8,727 4.7%
2005 9,133 4.7%
2006 9,604 5.2%
2007 10,288 7.1%
2008 10,879 5.7%
2009 10,762 -1.1%
2010 10,666 -0.9%
2011 10,699 0.3%
2012 10,826 1.2%
2013 10,894 0.6%
2014 10,958 0.6%
2015 11,061 0.9%
2016 11,176 1.0%
2017 11,377 1.8%
2018 11,628 2.2%
Average Annual Growth
2.4%
Growth 2000 – 2018
51%

The Show Low Area population is young and dynamic as 54% are under the age of 44 and the median age is 41 years.  The population is also well educated as over 85% are high school educated and 26% are college educated.  57% of the population has college experience.
Show Low Area Population by Age (75 mile Radius)
0-19 Years of Age
38,002
20-44 Years of Age
38,352
45-54 Years of Age
15,026
55-64 Years of Age
19,836
65+ Years of Age
31,513
Show Low Area Population by Education Status (75 Mile Radius)
Less than High School
13,882
High School Graduate
27,816
Some College
29,957
College Graduate
25,009
The Show Low Area population is diverse in terms of its racial makeup.


Show Low Area Population by Ethnicity (75 Mile Radius)
White
66.2%
Black
1.3%
Native American
12.2%
Asian or Pacific Islander
1.0%
Other Race
19.4%
Hispanic Origin
16.1%

Show Low’s population by gender is well-balanced. 50.1% of the population is male and 49.9% is female. Both per capita and household incomes are on the rise.


Show Low Area Median Household Income (75 Mile Radius)
2000
$31,276
2010
$39,335
2015
$44,804
Show Low Area Per Capita Income (75 Mile Radius)
2000
$14,279
2010
$17,467
2015
$21,923