in Show Low bring highs between 45°F (7°C) and 55°F
(13°C), with lows usually below freezing between November
and March, averaging in the 20s December through February,
and in the low 30s for November and March.
the summer, highs in Show Low average approximately 85°F
(29°C), with an occasional day above 90°F (32°C)
not uncommon for the city. As the sun sets in the summertime,
temperatures plummet dramatically, sometimes upwards of 30
degrees. This nightly temperature swing results in summertime
lows typically ranging between 50°F (10°C) and 60°F
Low has reached below-freezing temperatures every month at
least once in its history except July and August, where temperatures
have only reached 38°F (3°C) and 37°F (3°C)
Low has twice reached 100°F (38°C), its record high
temperature: once on May 31, 1969, and again on July 14, 2003.
Show Low's record low temperature of -25°F (-32°C)
was set on January 8, 1971.
Low averages about 18.3 inches of rain per year.
of Show Low
of the census of 2000, there were 7,695 people, 2,885 households,
and 2,117 families residing in the city. The population density
was 859 people per square mile (106.6/km²). There were
7186 housing units at an average density of 155.7/sq mi (60.1/km²).
The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.4% Black
or African American, 3.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1%
Pacific Islander, 3.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two
or more races. 9.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino
of any race.
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 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.
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
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
income for 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.