Community Demographics

Show Low, the commercial and tourism hub of the White Mountains, was established in 1870 and incorporated in 1953.

About Show Low

Show Low Demographics

Show Low is the largest city in the White Mountains and is one of the fastest growing cities in northern Arizona. The city proper has a population of nearly 12,000 residents, but Show Low’s trade area population numbers over 146,000. Seasonal spikes in the population from tourism activity and the second home market causes the trade area population to swell to well over 170,000. Show Low is experiencing dynamic growth as its population has increased 40% since 2000.

Both per capita and household incomes are on the rise by a total of 22.3% and 25.8% respectively since 2000. 

Show Low Diversity

The population is diverse in terms of its racial makeup. The following chart shows the area population within a 75-mile radius of Show Low.







 Native American


 Asian or Pacific Islander


 Other race


 2 or more races


 Hispanic origin



The Show Low Area population is young and dynamic as 58% are under the age of 45 and the median age is 37.6 years. The population is also well-educated as over 83% are high school educated and 25% are college educated. Over 51% of the population has some college experience. 50.3% of the population is female and 49.7% is male.

Population Change By Year









 4.7% increase



 4.7% increase



 5.2% increase



 7.1% increase



 5.7% increase



 1.1% decrease



 0.9% decrease



 0.3% increase



 1.2% increase