- Show Low, Arizona
official_name = Show Low, Arizona
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in
Navajo Countyand the state of Arizona
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Navajo
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Rick Fernau
area_total_km2 = 72.3
area_total_sq_mi = 27.9
area_land_km2 = 72.1
area_land_sq_mi = 27.9
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
elevation_ft = 6347
elevation_m = 1935
population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-04.csv|title=Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona|publisher=
United States Census Bureau|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-14]
population_total = 11763
population_density_km2 = 106.7
population_density_sq_mi = 276.2
timezone = MST
utc_offset = -7
latd = 34 |latm = 14 |lats = 37 |latNS = N
longd = 110 |longm = 2 |longs = 53 |longEW = W
postal_code = 85901, 85902, 85911
area_code = 928
GNIS_id = 42850
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 04-66470
website = http://ci.show-low.az.us
Show Low is a city in Navajo County,
Arizona, United States. It lies on the on the Mogollon Rimin east central Arizona, at an elevation of 6,400 feet (1,951 m). The city was established in 1870 and incorporated in 1953. According to 2007 Census Bureau estimates, the population was 11,763.
According to the legend, the city was named after a marathon poker game between C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark, they decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs (the lowest possible card) and replied, "Show low it is." The stakes were a 100,000 acre (400 km²) ranch. Show Low's
main streetis named "Deuce of Clubs" in remembrance.
In 2002, a large
forest fire, the Rodeo-Chediski fire, threatened the city and forced an evacuation. The city is near extensive forests, and in normal times is a popular recreational area.
Show Low is located at coor dms|34|14|37|N|110|2|53|W|city (34.243595, -110.048173)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.9 square miles (72.3 km²), of which, 27.9 square miles (72.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,695 people, 2,885 households, and 2,117 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 276.2 people per square mile (106.6/km²). There were 4,337 housing units at an average density of 155.7/sq mi (60.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.99% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 3.92% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 4.05% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. 10.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,885 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,356, and the median income for a family was $36,397. Males had a median income of $28,882 versus $24,590 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $15,536. About 11.7% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Almost all of the city is a part of the
Show Low Unified School District. A portion of the city is within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Unified School District.
Schools that serve the SLUSD portion of the city include Show Low Elementary School, Show Low Intermediate School, Show Low Junior High School, and
Show Low High School. Northland Pioneer Collegehas one of its four regional campuses located in Show Low, specifically the White Mountain Campus.
Dan Deublein: American actor from the television series Beverly Hills 90210.
* [http://www.arizonahandbook.com/showlow.htm Arizona Handbook]
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