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Snowflake, Arizona

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Welcome to Snowflake ...

The town of Snowflake is located in Navajo County<1> (at the time of its founding, Snowflake was located in Apache County).

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Snowflake has a population of 5,976 people<2> (see below for details).

Snowflake was established in 1878.

The community of Snowflake is 5,580 feet [1,701 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Snowflake is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Snowflake lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Snowflake: (928)

The ZIP code for Snowflake: 85937<4>

Websites for Snowflake ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Snowflake had an population of 5,976 people. This is an increase of 6.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Snowflake had a population of 5,590 people (or 5.2% of the total population of Navajo County). This makes Snowflake the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Snowflake represents 0.09% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,590 people, the population of Snowflake increased 25.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,460 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Snowflake.

Communities Also Named Snowflake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Snowflake - they are located in Illinois, Manitoba, Michigan, Virginia and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Snowflake.

Communities near Snowflake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Snowflake.

  • Show Low [Navajo County]
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    • Show Low [Navajo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Snowflake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Show Low
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Show Low<6>
  • White Mountain Lakes Estates [Navajo County]
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    • White Mountain Lakes Estates [Navajo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Snowflake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Mountain Lakes Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • White Mountain Lake [Navajo County]
  • Clay Springs [Navajo County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Linden [Navajo County]
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      • Linden [Navajo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Snowflake
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    • Pinedale [Navajo County]
    • Woodruff [Navajo County]
    • Lakeside [Navajo County]
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      • Lakeside [Navajo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the south of Snowflake
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    • Concho [Apache County]
    • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County]
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      • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the south of Snowflake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetop-Lakeside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetop-Lakeside<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Snowflake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Snowflake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Snowflake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Snowflake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Snowflake. See our Newspapers Page for Snowflake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Snowflake ...

Looking for more information about Snowflake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Snowflake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Snowflake.

Adding Snowflake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Snowflake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Snowflake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Snowflake on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arizona (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Snowflake on our Genealogy Page.

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About Navajo County

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The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Navajo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Snowflake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Snowflake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Snowflake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Snowflake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Snowflake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Snowflake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SnowflakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snowflake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5134, Longitude: -110.0790    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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