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Pinetop–Lakeside, Arizona
"Celebrate the Seasons"
Location of Pinetop-Lakeside in Navajo County, Arizona
Location of Pinetop-Lakeside in Navajo County, Arizona
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona is located in the United States
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Navajo
Incorporated 1984
 • Type Council–Manager
 • Body Pinetop-Lakeside City Council
 • Total 11.24 sq mi (29.12 km2)
 • Land 11.15 sq mi (28.88 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
6,804 ft (2,074 m)
 • Total 4,030
 • Density 361.40/sq mi (139.54/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (no DST/PDT)
ZIP Codes
85929, 85935
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-55980
GNIS ID(s) 1669454, 2413136, 32990, 30856
Website Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Pinetop–Lakeside is a town in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 census, the population of the town is 4,282. 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°8′31″N 109°57′51″W / 34.14194°N 109.96417°W / 34.14194; -109.96417 (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.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pinetop-Lakeside has a Highland Continental climate, abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,315
1990 2,422 4.6%
2000 3,582 47.9%
2010 4,282 19.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 3,582 people, 1,436 households, and 1,020 families 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 89.2% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.6% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. 11.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 1,436 households 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 households were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $36,706 and the median family income 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.

Notable person

  • Zella Day (born 1995) – Singer, songwriter
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