Flagstaff, Arizona Population 2018

Flagstaff is located in Coconino County, Arizona. The city is located on the edge of the Ponderosa Pine forest and the Colorado Plateau close to Mount Elden, which is part of the state's highest mountain range. Named for the ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party to celebrate the country's Centennial, Flagstaff has an estimated population of 65,000.

The city proper has a population density of 1,056 people per square mile (409/square kilometer). The larger metropolitan area has a population of 138,000, which ranks 292nd in the United States.

Flagstaff Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial composition of Flagstaff was 73% white, 12% Native American, 2% Black or African American, 2% Asian, 7% other races, and 3.5% two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race accounted for almost 18.5% of the population. Flagstaff has a notably large Native American population that is about 12x the national average. This is due to Flagstaff's proximity to several Native American reservations such as the Hopi, Yavapai, Navajo, and Havasupai. There are almost 5,500 people of Navajo ancestry in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff is a college town, which is reflected in the demographics. Almost 90% of the population has a high school diploma or GED compared to the national average of 80%. More than 39% of the population has a bachelor's degree or higher.

Flagstaff Facts

Flagstaff's economy largely centers on the education and tourism, receiving more than 5 million visitors every year. Flagstaff is located near Grand Canyon National Park, which supports its thriving tourism industry. The city is also known for its high-tech and science development centers such as the Lowell Observatory, the United States Geological Survey's Flagstaff campus, and the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station (NOFS).

Flagstaff Population Growth

Flagstaff is one of the fastest-growing areas of Arizona, according to recent census figures. While Phoenix has been losing large numbers to the outerlying suburbs, Flagstaff grew more than 4% between 2011 and 2012 alone. Its growth rate was so fast, in fact, that it was the 9th fastest-growing city in the United States at the time. Flagstaff has also grown 25% between 2000 and 2010.

The growth in Flagstaff is expected to continue in the near future as more people move away from the city into the suburbs with a lower cost of living and more job opportunities.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201771,9759151.29%
201671,0601,1651.67%
201569,8951,3932.03%
201468,5024740.70%
201368,0281280.19%
201267,9001,8202.75%
201166,080-65-0.10%
201066,14513,25125.05%
200052,8947,03715.35%
199045,85711,11431.99%
198034,7438,62633.03%
197026,1177,90343.39%
196018,21411,443169.00%
19506,7711,69133.29%
19405,0801,18930.56%
19303,89170522.13%
19203,1861,886145.08%
19001,3000.00%

Flagstaff Population in 2018Source: By Nserrano [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White52,381
American Indian and Alaska Native7,014
Two or More Races3,052
Some Other Race2,956
Asian1,920
Black or African American1,828
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander119

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Flagstaff Population Pyramid 2018

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Flagstaff Median Age

25.2


Total

25.1


Male

25.2


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 58,516 adults in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Age Dependency

36.4

Age Dependency Ratio

10.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Flagstaff Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5
Houses Without Mortgage
3,160
Houses With Mortgage
7,400
Vacancy Rate
11.4
Median Rent
1,090
Median Home Value
280,200
Renter-Occupied Units
12,907
Owner-Occupied Units
10,560
Total Housing Units
26,481

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Flagstaff for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.7% and the labor force participation rate is 67.1%.

Flagstaff Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.5
Average Family Size
3.04
Total Households
23467
Married Couple Households
8896
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1334
Female Householder (no husband) Families
2590
Non Family Households
10647
Total Families
12820
Households With Own Children
5933
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7.2
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.6

Flagstaff Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
2,100
$10,000 to $14,999
1,601
$15,000 to $24,999
2,550
$25,000 to $34,999
2,266
$35,000 to $49,999
3,105
$50,000 to $74,999
3,997
$75,000 to $99,999
2,794
$100,000 to $149,999
3,035
$150,000 to $199,999
916
Over $200,000
1,103

Flagstaff Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Flagstaff

Arizona

$50,677

$51,340

$71,987

$70,432

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Flagstaff Education Data

Flagstaff Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
9312.67%
9th to 12th Grade
1,7935.15%
High School Graduate
5,68216.32%
Some College
7,75922.28%
Associates Degree
3,2289.27%
Bachelors Degree
8,75825.15%
Graduate Degree
6,66819.15%