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Flagstaff, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Flagstaff had a population of 69,797 as of July 1, 2016. Flagstaff ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Flagstaff is located at latitude 35.1852 and longitude -111.6207 in Coconino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Flagstaff (see map below) encompass a land area of 64.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Coconino County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,903 feet.

The City of Flagstaff (GNIS ID: 2410509) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Flagstaff is located within Flagstaff Division of Coconino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flagstaff population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Flagstaff: Milltown, Skylight City.

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Flagstaff, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 69,797
Population in Households 60,089
Population in Familes 40,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,708
Population Density1 1,084
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 23,809
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 13,229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,366 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,443 (48.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,102 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $294,496
Average Home Value $338,836


Median Household Income $46,409
Average Household Income $63,667
Per Capita Income $23,670
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.52%
Households 0.72% 0.65%
Families 0.45% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Flagstaff, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flagstaff to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 97th
Population Density1 # 58 87th
Diversity Index2 # 123 73rd
Median Household Income # 112 75th
Per Capita Income # 125 73rd

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