Flagstaff, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
144,705
0.164% 1-year decline
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
31.7
0.635% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
3.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,266
8.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$379,400
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
67,955
1.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Flagstaff, AZ had a population of 145k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $67,266. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Flagstaff, AZ declined from 144,942 to 144,705, a −0.164% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,888 to $67,266, a 8.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Flagstaff, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (53%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (24.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.6%), Other (Hispanic) (4.93%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%).

None of the households in Flagstaff, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Flagstaff, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Flagstaff, AZ are Northern Arizona University (8,214 degrees awarded in 2022), Coconino Community College (701 degrees), and Indian Bible College (12 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Flagstaff, AZ was $379,400, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in Flagstaff, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Flagstaff, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Flagstaff, AZ is home to a population of 145k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.05% of Flagstaff, AZ residents were born outside of the country (7.31k people).

In 2022, there were 2.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.6k people) in Flagstaff, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.5k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 8.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Flagstaff, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Flagstaff, AZ was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Flagstaff, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.6k ± 366
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    35.5k ± 565
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.11k ± 718
14.7%
Hispanic Population
21.3k people

In 2022, there were 2.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.6k people) in Flagstaff, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.5k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 8.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.7% of the people in Flagstaff, AZ are hispanic (21.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Flagstaff, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Arizona.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.31k people
4.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.73k people

As of 2022, 5.05% of Flagstaff, AZ residents (7.31k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Flagstaff, AZ was 4.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,652 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,116 ± 437
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    770 ± 191

Flagstaff, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Flagstaff, AZ employs 68k people. The largest industries in Flagstaff, AZ are Educational Services (10,085 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,314 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,608 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($140,179), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,893), and Utilities ($66,214).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

68k
2022 Value
± 2,145
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 4.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Flagstaff, AZ grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 67.3k employees to 68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Flagstaff, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,181 people), Management Occupations (7,160 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,091 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Flagstaff, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

68k
2022 Value
± 2,145
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 4.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Flagstaff, AZ grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 67.3k employees to 68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Flagstaff, AZ, are Educational Services (10,085 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,314 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,608 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Flagstaff, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Flagstaff, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,180
Median earning men ± $1,920
$32,051
Median earning women ± $1,440

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,806), Public Administration ($63,087), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,589).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($52,500), Public Administration ($50,873), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,682).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,473
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 855
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 820
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Flagstaff, AZ awarded 8,927 degrees. The student population of Flagstaff, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,443 male students and 19,210 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Flagstaff, AZ are White (4,942 and 56.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,150 and 24.4%), Unknown (484 and 5.5%), and Two or More Races (407 and 4.63%).

The largest universities in Flagstaff, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Northern Arizona University (8,214 and 92%), Coconino Community College (701 and 7.85%), and Indian Bible College (12 and 0.134%).

The most popular majors in Flagstaff, AZ are Registered Nursing (505 and 5.66%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (418 and 4.68%), and General Studies (404 and 4.53%).

The median tuition costs in Flagstaff, AZ are $6,720 for private four year colleges, and $10,644 and $17,352 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Flagstaff, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 30,653 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 30,653 students enrolled in Flagstaff, AZ, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,502 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 387 degrees awarded
  2. 462 degrees awarded
  3. 418 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Flagstaff, AZ was General Psychology with 387 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Flagstaff, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,214 degrees awarded
  2. 701 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Arizona University with 8,214 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,156 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Flagstaff, AZ, which is 0.547 times less than the 5,771 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,942 degrees mean that there were 2.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,150 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,644) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,166) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,016) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Flagstaff, AZ was $379,400 in 2022, which is 1.35 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $320,400 to $379,400, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Flagstaff, AZ is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Flagstaff, AZ have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Flagstaff, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Flagstaff, AZ is $67,266. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Flagstaff, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

Property

$379,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,304
$30,705
Median Property Taxes
±$1,234

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Flagstaff, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Flagstaff, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.1% of the housing units in Flagstaff, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Flagstaff, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

The following map shows all of the counties in Flagstaff, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,266
Median Household Income
± $1,828
52k
Number of Households
± 1,811

In 2022, the median household income of the 52k households in Flagstaff, AZ grew to $67,266 from the previous year's value of $61,888.

The following chart displays the households in Flagstaff, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Flagstaff, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.45%)

In 2022, 67.5% of workers in Flagstaff, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (9.45%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Flagstaff, AZ have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Flagstaff, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Flagstaff, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Flagstaff, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Flagstaff, AZ (22.5k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Flagstaff, AZ is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Flagstaff, AZ has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 9.45% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 30.7% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
9.45%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Flagstaff, AZ grew by 3.44% from 10.9% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Flagstaff, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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