Flagstaff, Arizona Population 2022

79,023
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Flagstaff is a city located in Coconino County Arizona. It is also the county seat of Coconino County. With a 2020 population of 79,023, it is the 15th largest city in Arizona and the 493rd largest city in the United States. Flagstaff is currently growing at a rate of 1.41% annually and its population has increased by 2.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,831 in 2020. Spanning over 66 miles, Flagstaff has a population density of 1,197 people per square mile.

The average household income in Flagstaff is $77,787 with a poverty rate of 16.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,286 per month, and the median house value is $362,700. The median age in Flagstaff is 25.2 years, 26.1 years for males, and 24.2 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 Flagstaffwas:

  • White: 77.21%
  • Native American: 8.18%
  • Two or more races: 6.12%
  • Other race: 3.30%
  • Asian: 3.03%
  • Black or African American: 1.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Flagstaff, Arizona is 79,023 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 76,831.

Flagstaff, Arizona Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Flagstaff Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Flagstaff Population by Race

Flagstaff Population Pyramid 2022

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Flagstaff Median Age

24.9


Total

26


Male

23.5


Female

Flagstaff Adults

There are 59,836 adults, (6,427 of whom are seniors) in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Flagstaff Sex Ratio

Female

36,714

50.07%

Male

36,605

49.93%

Flagstaff Population by Age

Flagstaff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Flagstaff Household Types

46.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Flagstaff Households and Families

3.11

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Flagstaff Households by Type

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Flagstaff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Flagstaff Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75.76%.

Flagstaff Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,453

Average Earnings

$40,708

Average Male

$36,928

Average Female

Flagstaff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Flagstaff Language by Age

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Flagstaff Language

83.45% of Flagstaff residents speak only English, while 16.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.07% of the population.

Flagstaff Language

Flagstaff Poverty by Race

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16.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.13%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flagstaff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flagstaff is Islander, with 36.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flagstaff is Multiple, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.07%.

Flagstaff Poverty

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Flagstaff Poverty Rate by Education

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Flagstaff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Flagstaff Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Flagstaff Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Flagstaff Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Flagstaff Marital Status

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3,112

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Flagstaff Veterans by War

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Flagstaff Veterans by Age

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Flagstaff Veterans by Race

Flagstaff Veterans by Education

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7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flagstaff Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Flagstaff Employment by Age

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Flagstaff Employment by Race

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Flagstaff Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.20%

Born in Flagstaff

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

2.72%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.65% of Flagstaff residents were born in the United States, with 45.20% having been born in Arizona. 2.72% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Flagstaff Population by Year