Flagstaff Population 2017

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
201570,3204,4506.76%
201065,87012,97624.53%
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: ArizonaLincoln (talk)

Flagstaff Race Data

Race Population Percentage
Two or More Races3,0994.41%
Some Other Race4,0465.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander650.09%
Asian1,6922.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,50210.67%
Black or African American1,5872.26%
White49,42870.29%

Population Pyramid

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Flagstaff Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
4.9
Houses Without Mortgage
3,064
Houses With Mortgage
7,450
Vacancy Rate
12.1
Median Rent
1,050
Median Home Value
267,400
Renter-Occupied Units
12,778
Owner-Occupied Units
10,514
Total Housing Units
26,501

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Flagstaff for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.1% and the labor force participation rate is 68.6%.

Flagstaff Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.7
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7.8
Non Family Households
0
Female Householder (no husband) Families
2722
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1504
Married Couple Families
9008
Average Family Size
3.02
Average Household Size
2.52