Statistic Flagstaff Arizona National
Population 73,319 7,278,717 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 1,110 65 91
Median age 24.9 37.1 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 33% 53% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 46% 42% 43%
Speak English 83% 73% 79%
Speak Spanish 9% 20% 13%

Overview of Flagstaff Demographics

Flagstaff demographics provide invaluable insights into the composition, dynamics and needs of urban and rural areas, enabling them to plan, develop, and govern in ways that promote prosperity, equity and well-being for all residents. The Flagstaff population is 73,319 and has a population density of 1,110 people per square mile, compared to the national average of 91. The median age of all residents is 24.9, 33% of people 15 years of age or older are married and 46% have kids under the age of 18. In Flagstaff, 23% of households have a median income that is below $25,000 and 17% of households report a median income above $150,000.

Flagstaff Racial Demographics & Ethnicity

The Flagstaff racial demographics and ethnicity breakdown could be indispensable tools for recognizing and rectifying systemic inequities, fostering social justice and inclusion and cultivating resilient communities. In Flagstaff, the racial breakdown reveals 77.2% White, 2% Black or African American, 3% Asian, 8.2% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian, with 19.7% of the population identifying as Hispanic or Latino. Of all households, 83.4% reported speaking English only, while 9.1% reported speaking Spanish only. Moreover, 5.3% of residents were classified as foreign-born.

Flagstaff Population Density

Flagstaff, characterized by above-average population density, plays a pivotal role in promoting environmental sustainability by reducing per capita energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and land use. Its compact urban development encourages energy-efficient buildings, active transportation modes like walking and cycling and the utilization of public transit, fostering sustainable lifestyles and mitigating environmental impact. Additionally, the area's dense population contributes to a vibrant social and cultural scene, featuring a diverse array of cultural events, festivals and community activities. This cultural diversity fuels creativity, innovation, and cross-cultural exchange, enhancing the community's social fabric. The Flagstaff population density stands at 1,110, exceeding the national average, at 91 people per square mile, positioning it in a nice position to reap the benefits of densely populated areas.

Why are Demographics Important?

Healthcare Planning: The examination of Flagstaff demographics can potentially inform healthcare planning and delivery by identifying population health needs, disparities and risk factors. By comprehending demographic trends, healthcare providers and policymakers can allocate resources effectively, develop prevention and intervention programs, and address health inequities within communities. Through the utilization of demographic statistics, healthcare providers and policymakers aim to achieve equitable, accessible, and high-quality healthcare for all individuals and communities. This proactive healthcare planning approach ensures targeted interventions, efficient resource allocation and tailored healthcare services to meet the diverse needs of populations.

Social Cohesion: The examination and interpretation of demographics are pivotal for nurturing social cohesion and promoting understanding among diverse communities. By acknowledging and honoring differences in Flagstaff demographics, societies can champion inclusivity, diversity and social cohesion while addressing social disparities and advocating for equitable opportunities. Racial demographics can potentially showcase the diversity of a population and are crucial for fostering inclusive and embracing communities. Embracing diversity fortifies social bonds, fosters cultural appreciation and enriches society by celebrating the contributions of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Policy Planning: At various levels of government and within organizations and businesses, demographic data and statistics serve as essential tools for guiding policy and decision-making processes. Through the examination and interpretation of Flagstaff demographic stats and data, policymakers, government officials, and organizational leaders can pinpoint areas requiring attention, allocate resources judiciously and design policies and initiatives tailored to the specific needs and preferences of distinct demographic segments. The utilization of Flagstaff demographic data plays a pivotal role in policy formulation by informing resource allocation, facilitating evidence-based decision-making, identifying key priorities, predicting future trends, assessing policy effectiveness, and advancing principles of equity and inclusivity. Through effective utilization of this data, policymakers can craft policies that are targeted, efficient, and responsive to the diverse needs of communities.

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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Flagstaff is 1608% higher than Arizona
  • The median age in Flagstaff is 33% lower than Arizona
  • In Flagstaff 77.21% of the population is White
  • In Flagstaff 1.97% of the population is Black
  • In Flagstaff 3.03% of the population is Asian

Compare Flagstaff, AZ Demographics


      Flagstaff racial demographics

      Race Flagstaff Arizona National
      White 77.21% 77.80% 73.35%
      Black 1.97% 4.27% 12.63%
      Asian 3.03% 3.05% 5.22%
      American Indian 8.18% 4.41% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.19% 0.19% 0.18%
      Mixed race 6.12% 3.31% 3.06%
      Other race 3.30% 6.97% 4.75%
      In Flagstaff, 19.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Flagstaff age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Flagstaff, AZ demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).