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Flagstaff, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Flagstaff had a population of 70,696 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Flagstaff: Milltown, Skylight City.

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Flagstaff, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 70,696
Daytime Population: Workers 42,786
Daytime Population: Residents 31,854
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 74,640
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 60,491
Population in Familes 41,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,205
Population Density2 1,098
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $49,019
Average Household Income $66,132
Per Capita Income $24,305


Total Housing Units 28,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,437 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,419 (47.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,286 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $295,012
Average Home Value $332,679


Total Households 23,856
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 13,296
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.02% 0.69%
Households 0.65% 0.79%
Families 0.46% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 Density # 59 87th
Diversity Index # 124 73rd
Median Household Income # 105 77th
Per Capita Income # 135 70th

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