Snowflake, AZ


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Snowflake is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 5,666 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Snowflake is the 66th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Snowflake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Snowflake is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Snowflake who work in food service (14.17%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and healthcare (10.12%).

Because of many things, Snowflake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Snowflake a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Snowflake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Snowflake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The percentage of adults in Snowflake with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.58% of adults in Snowflake have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Snowflake in 2010 was $18,174, 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 $72,696 for a family of four. However, Snowflake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Snowflake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Snowflake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Snowflake include European, German, Irish, and Norwegian.

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

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