Flagstaff, Arizona Population 2024

74,724

Flagstaff is a city located in Coconino County Arizona. Flagstaff has a 2024 population of 74,724. It is also the county seat of Coconino County. Flagstaff is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -3.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 77,090 in 2020.

The average household income in Flagstaff is $89,033 with a poverty rate of 18.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Flagstaff is 25.9 years, 26.6 years for males, and 24.5 years for females.

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. Flagstaff is named for the ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party to celebrate the country's Centennial.

Flagstaff Diversity

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 mostly centers on education and tourism, receiving more than 5 million visitors every year.

Flagstaff is found 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 outlying 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 by 25% between 2000 and 2010.

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

Flagstaff Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Flagstaff was:

  • White: 69.01%
  • Native American: 10%
  • Two or more races: 9.66%
  • Other race: 6.52%
  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 1.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
66.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,132.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.07% (-2,366)
The current population of Flagstaff, Arizona is 74,724 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 77,090.

Flagstaff, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White52,57069.01%
Native American7,61610%
Two or more races7,3619.66%
Other race4,9666.52%
Asian2,1322.8%
Black or African American1,3801.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1520.2%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Flagstaff Population by Race

Flagstaff Population Pyramid 2024

Flagstaff Median Age

25.9

Total

26.6

Male

24.5

Female

Flagstaff Adults

There are 62,925 adults, (6,959 of whom are seniors) in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Age Dependency

36.1

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Flagstaff Sex Ratio

Female37,96449.84%
Male38,21350.16%

Flagstaff Population by Age

Flagstaff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All27,0622.443.156.9
Non Family13,2381.6425.174.9
Married10,3543.0470.229.8
Female2,2783.4631.368.7
Male1,1923.1930.969.1

2.99

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Flagstaff Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8182.08%
9th to 12th Grade9982.54%
High School Graduate5,71814.54%
Some College8,04220.45%
Associates Degree2,9877.6%
Bachelors Degree12,46531.7%
Graduate Degree8,29421.09%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Flagstaff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Flagstaff Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White25,42325,11315,855
Hispanic6,5945,6701,977
Native American3,9183,4821,038
2+ Races3,6123,4521,815
Other Race2,0921,614542
Asian970899672
Black516516240
Islander706217

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.28%.

Flagstaff Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,727$46,280$40,610
Less Than 9th Grade$27,852$28,356$24,512
High School Graduate$31,855$33,349$29,393
Some College$35,155$39,505$29,012
Bachelors Degree$46,085$47,901$42,564
Graduate Degree$68,908$76,923$61,327

$43,727

Average Earnings

$46,280

Average Male

$40,610

Average Female

Flagstaff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Flagstaff Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Flagstaff Language

83.09% of Flagstaff residents speak only English, while 16.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.16% of the population.

Flagstaff Language

Flagstaff Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White39,5656,94617.56%
Native7,0392,04229.01%
Hispanic12,3922,01216.24%
Other3,55996527.11%
Multiple6,86188412.88%
Asian1,84541822.66%
Black84034040.48%
Islander1445135.42%

18.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.34%

Male Poverty Rate

21.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flagstaff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flagstaff is Black, with 40.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flagstaff is Multiple, with 12.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.86%.

Flagstaff Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.49%
Less Than 9th Grade16.55%
Some College12.3%
Bachelors or Greater7.21%

Flagstaff Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.4%
Male Unemployed34.03%
Female Employed16.54%
Male Employed11.35%

Flagstaff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Flagstaff Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$65,652$89,033
Families$89,827$117,343
Married Families$107,386$133,398
Non Families$43,370$55,825

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Flagstaff Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Flagstaff Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Flagstaff Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Flagstaff Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Flagstaff Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,304

Number of Veterans

2,923

Male Veterans

381

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War1,409
Vietnam997
First Gulf War606
Korea123
World War II48

Flagstaff Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54900
65 to 74728
18 to 34719
75+525
55 to 64432

Flagstaff Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,5725.77%
Hispanic5855.42%
2+ Races3987.42%
Native American1642.96%
Other Race872.1%
Black503.92%
Asian331.8%

Flagstaff Veterans by Race

Flagstaff Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flagstaff Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Flagstaff Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Flagstaff Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Flagstaff Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.09%

Born in Flagstaff

93.41%

Native Born

6.59%

Foreign Born

3.82%

Non Citizen

2.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.41% of Flagstaff residents were born in the United States, with 45.09% having been born in Arizona. 3.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Flagstaff Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202971,766-592-0.82%
202872,358-591-0.81%
202772,949-592-0.8%
202673,541-591-0.8%
202574,132-592-0.79%
202474,724-591-0.78%
202375,315-592-0.78%
202275,9071,1781.58%
202174,729-2,361-3.06%
202077,0901,7952.38%
201975,2951,3391.81%
201873,9561,7702.45%
201772,1869321.31%
201671,2541,2151.73%
201570,0391,3712%
201468,6685280.77%
201368,1401910.28%
201267,9491,8552.81%
201166,094-8-0.01%
201066,10213,20824.97%
200052,8947,03715.35%
199045,85711,11431.99%
198034,7438,62633.03%
197026,1177,90343.39%
196018,21411,443169%
19506,7711,69133.29%
19405,0801,18930.56%
19303,89170522.13%
19203,1861,886145.08%
19001,30000%
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Flagstaff Population by Year