Flagstaff, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
142,254
0.694% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
31
0.977% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.1%
2.85% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,000
0.774% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$299,100
6.48% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
65,975
1.26% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Flagstaff, AZ had a population of 142k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $59,000. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Flagstaff, AZ grew from 141,274 to 142,254, a 0.694% increase and its median household income declined from $59,460 to $59,000, a −0.774% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Flagstaff, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (25.9%), White (Hispanic) (9.76%), Other (Hispanic) (2.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%).

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.

97.8% of the residents in Flagstaff, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Flagstaff, AZ are Northern Arizona University (8,580 degrees awarded in 2020), Coconino Community College (687 degrees), and CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff (17 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Flagstaff, AZ was $299,100, and the homeownership rate was 60.8%.

Most people in Flagstaff, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Flagstaff, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Flagstaff, AZ is home to a population of 142k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.3% of Flagstaff, AZ residents were born outside of the country (6.12k people).

In 2018, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.8k people) in Flagstaff, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.4k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 13.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.8% of Flagstaff, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Flagstaff, AZ was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Flagstaff, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    75.8k ± 254
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    36.4k ± 365
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 727
14%
Hispanic Population
19.7k people

In 2018, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.8k people) in Flagstaff, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.4k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 13.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14% of the people in Flagstaff, AZ are hispanic (19.7k 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

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    514,264 ± 16,964 people
  2. Canada
    43,680 ± 5,116 people
  3. India
    42,811 ± 5,065 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 514,264 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 43,680 and India with 42,811.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.12k people
4.43%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.26k people

As of 2020, 4.3% of Flagstaff, AZ residents (6.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Flagstaff, AZ was 4.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,328 ± 277
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,783 ± 385
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    727 ± 186

Flagstaff, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Flagstaff, AZ employs 66k people. The largest industries in Flagstaff, AZ are Educational Services (10,145 people), Accommodation & Food Services (9,990 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,375), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,375), and Utilities ($65,147).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,015. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66k
2020 Value
± 2,068
−1.26%
1 Year decline
± 4.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Flagstaff, AZ declined at a rate of −1.26%, from 66.8k employees to 66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Flagstaff, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,849 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,923 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (6,283 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

66k
2020 Value
± 2,068
−1.26%
1 Year decline
± 4.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Flagstaff, AZ declined at a rate of −1.26%, from 66.8k employees to 66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Flagstaff, AZ, are Educational Services (10,145 people), Accommodation & Food Services (9,990 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,493 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

$34,577
Median earning men ± $1,586
$27,076
Median earning women ± $905

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($60,010), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,151), and Public Administration ($55,421).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($47,153), Wholesale Trade ($42,839), and Public Administration ($40,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.35M
    Manufacturing
  2. $786k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $468k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.2B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $18.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $35.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$230B
2020 Value in Arizona
$463B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $230B. This is expected to increase 101% to $463B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.1B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $5.53B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $32.1B, followed by Texas with $14.9B and Michigan and $5.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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
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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In 2020, universities in Flagstaff, AZ awarded 9,310 degrees. The student population of Flagstaff, AZ in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 12,204 male students and 20,709 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Flagstaff, AZ are White (5,522 and 60.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,000 and 22%), Two or More Races (479 and 5.27%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (382 and 4.2%).

The largest universities in Flagstaff, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Northern Arizona University (8,580 and 92.2%), Coconino Community College (687 and 7.38%), and CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff (17 and 0.183%).

The most popular majors in Flagstaff, AZ are Registered Nursing (573 and 6.15%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (545 and 5.85%), and General Studies (414 and 4.45%).

The median tuition costs in Flagstaff, AZ are $6,480 for private four year colleges, and $10,243 and $16,248 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Flagstaff, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 32,913 (37.1% men and 62.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 32,913 students enrolled in Flagstaff, AZ, 37.1% men and 62.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,830 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 343 degree-majors awarded
  2. 545 degree-majors awarded
  3. 526 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Flagstaff, AZ was General Business Administration & Management with 343 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. 8,580 degrees awarded
  2. 687 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Arizona University with 8,580 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,313 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Flagstaff, AZ, which is 0.552 times less than the 5,997 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,522 degrees mean that there were 2.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,000 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($16,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,138) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,280) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.954% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% 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 2020 were Some college (1.47M), High School or Equivalent (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (966k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Flagstaff, AZ was $299,100 in 2020, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $280,900 to $299,100, a 6.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Flagstaff, AZ is 60.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Flagstaff, AZ have an average commute time of 18.6 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 $59,000. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Flagstaff, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $67,799, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $66,368 and $60,968.

Property

$299,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,357
$29,789
Median Property Taxes
±$1,153

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

60.8%
Homeownership
2020
71%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.8% of the housing units in Flagstaff, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Flagstaff, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $67,799, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $66,368 and $60,968.

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.
$59,000
Median Household Income
± $1,900
49k
Number of Households
± 1,713

In 2020, the median household income of the 49k households in Flagstaff, AZ declined from $59,000 from the previous year's value of $59,460.

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.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2020, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Walked (8.44%)

In 2020, 69.9% of workers in Flagstaff, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who walked to work (8.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Flagstaff, AZ have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% 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

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Flagstaff, AZ (22k out of 129k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 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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88.9% of the population of Flagstaff, AZ has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 9.28% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1523 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year (1505 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1586 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 713 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,523 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,523 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year (1,505 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 29.9% between 18 and 34 years, 32.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
9.28%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Flagstaff, AZ declined by 1.33% from 11.2% to 11.1%.

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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