Show Low, AZ


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Show Low is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 10,860 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Show Low is the 49th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities, Show Low isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Show Low are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Show Low is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Show Low who work in office and administrative support (21.61%), sales jobs (14.52%), and food service (10.24%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Show Low is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Show Low is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Show Low is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Show Low are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.46% of adults in Show Low have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Show Low in 2010 was $21,192, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,768 for a family of four. However, Show Low contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Show Low home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Show Low residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Show Low also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Show Low include Irish, English, French , and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Show Low is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.

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