Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

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Pinetop-Lakeside is a town in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 4,156.[2] It was founded in 1984 when the neighboring towns of Pinetop and Lakeside merged.

Pinetop-Lakeside is a popular summer resort and second-home area for Arizona desert residents. In 2002, a large forest fire, the Rodeo-Chediski fire, threatened the town and forced an evacuation. The town is near extensive forests, and in normal times is a popular recreational area.

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Geography

Pinetop-Lakeside is located at 34°8′31″N 109°57′51″W / 34.14194°N 109.96417°W / 34.14194; -109.96417 (34.141913, -109.964047).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29.4 km²), of which, 11.3 square miles (29.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.71%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,582 people, 1,436 households, and 1,020 families residing in the town. The population density was 318.1 people per square mile (122.8/km²). There were 2,750 housing units at an average density of 244.2/sq mi (94.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.17% White, 1.03% Black or African American, 2.29% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.61% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 11.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,436 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

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