Winslow was made famous by the song "Take It Easy" written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey[?] and performed by The Eagles. The song tells the tale of a disconsolate singer with woman troubles and includes the lines:
The scene is replicated today in Standin' on the Corner Park in Winslow. According to www.standinonthecorner.com (http://www.standinonthecorner.com/) the town had suffered a loss of commerce when Route 66 was supplanted by Interstate 40, but the popularity of the song led to renewed attention for Winslow and a commercial renaissance.
The town also posted a billboard on I40 with the words: "Winslow, Arizona says 'Take it easy'".
Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 9,520 people, 2,754 households, and 1,991 families residing in the city. The population density is 298.6/km² (773.1/mi²). There are 3,198 housing units at an average density of 100.3/km² (259.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 52.56% White, 5.18% African American, 23.47% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 13.49% from other races, and 4.18% from two or more races. 28.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,754 households out of which 40.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 16.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% are non-families. 23.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.86 and the average family size is 3.40.
In the city the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 122.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 134.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,741, and the median income for a family is $35,825. Males have a median income of $28,365 versus $20,698 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,340. 20.9% of the population and 17.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.9% are under the age of 18 and 16.3% are 65 or older.