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The city of Flagstaff is located in Coconino County<1> and is the County Seat for Coconino County.

Flagstaff was established in 1876.

When the people of Flagstaff refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Flagstaffian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Flagstaff has a population of 75,295 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Flagstaff is 6,830 feet [2,082 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Flagstaff is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Flagstaff lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Flagstaff is located in the (928) area code.

The ZIP codes for Flagstaff: 86001-86004, 86011<5>

Websites for Flagstaff ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Flagstaff had an population of 75,295 people. This is an increase of 14.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Flagstaff had a population of 65,870 people (which is 49% of the total population of Coconino County). This makes Flagstaff the county's most populous community.

The population of Flagstaff represents 1.03% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 65,870 people, the population of Flagstaff increased 24.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 52,894 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Flagstaff.

Communities Also Named Flagstaff ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Flagstaff - it's located in Maine.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Flagstaff.

Communities near Flagstaff ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Flagstaff.

  • Kachina Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Mountainaire
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainaire
    • Mountainaire is located in Coconino County
  • Bellemont
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Munds Park
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Parks
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Rockledge
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockledge
    • Rockledge is located in Coconino County
  • Angell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angell
    • Angell is located in Coconino County
  • Mormon Lake
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Sedona
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • West Sedona
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Flagstaff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Flagstaff.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Flagstaff. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Flagstaff.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Flagstaff. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Flagstaff.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flagstaff ...

Looking for more information about Flagstaff? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Flagstaff, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Flagstaff.

Adding Flagstaff to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Flagstaff in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Flagstaff was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Flagstaff post office opened in 1881.

We also found Flagstaff in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Flagstaff.

The official website for Flagstaff:

The official website for Coconino County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Coconino, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Flagstaff refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Flagstaff may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Flagstaff.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flagstaff - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Flagstaff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Flagstaff or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Flagstaff includes: 86001, 86002, 86003 & 86004.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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