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Pinedale, Arizona
Location of Pinedale in Navajo County, Arizona.
Location of Pinedale in Navajo County, Arizona.
Pinedale, Arizona is located in Arizona
Pinedale, Arizona
Pinedale, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Pinedale, Arizona is located in the United States
Pinedale, Arizona
Pinedale, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Navajo
Area
 • Total 9.68 sq mi (25.07 km2)
 • Land 9.68 sq mi (25.07 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 482
 • Density 49.80/sq mi (19.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
FIPS code 04-55840

Pinedale is an unincorporated community in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. The population was 487 at the 2010 census. The elevation is approximately 6,500 ft (2,000 m) and it is part of the Mogollon Rim mountain range.

Pinedale was first known as Mortensen, after Niels Mortensen who established a Mormon settlement there in 1879. It was also known as Percheron, for the breed of stallions which Mortensen had brought with him. By 1888, however, the settlement was called Pinedale.

MARRETA B. THOMAS COVERED BRIDGE
Marreta B. Thomas Covered Bridge near Pinedale

Economics

Sawmills, cattle, sheep and dry-farming have always been the main source of income and sustenance. The U.S. Forest Service also provides a presence. The Cady Lumber Company mill was located south of Pinedale in the 1920's and 1930's in what was called Standard. During the operation of the mill, the town grew to over 500 residents, with its own stores and a hospital.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 228
2010 487 113.6%
2020 482 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2020, there were 482 people, 186 households, and 135 families residing in Pinedale.

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