|— Town —|
|Motto: "Celebrate the Season"|
|• Mayor||Luke Smith|
|• Total||11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)|
|• Land||11.3 sq mi (29.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||6,800 ft (2,073 m)|
|• Density||318.1/sq mi (122.8/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|ZIP codes||85929, 85935|
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. 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.
Pinetop-Lakeside is located at (34.141913, -109.964047).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km2), of which, 11.3 square miles (29 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.71%) is water.
As of the census 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 per square mile (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.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,706, and the median income for a family was $42,195. Males had a median income of $36,622 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,541. About 6.6% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
The town is served by the Blue Ridge Unified School District.
Schools that serve the town include Blue Ridge Elementary School, Blue Ridge Middle School, Blue Ridge Junior High School, and Blue Ridge High School.
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- "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2006.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.