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Flagstaff, Arizona

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Welcome to Flagstaff ...

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

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).

Flagstaff was established in 1876.

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 lies within 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 (or 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 (which had 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 have 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 [Coconino County]
  • Mountainaire [Coconino County]
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    • Mountainaire [Coconino County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Flagstaff
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  • Bellemont [Coconino County]
  • Munds Park [Coconino County]
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    • Parks [Coconino County]
    • Rockledge [Coconino County]
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      • Rockledge [Coconino County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Flagstaff
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    • Mormon Lake [Coconino County]
    • Sedona [Yavapai County]
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      • Sedona [Yavapai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of Flagstaff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,328 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedona<7>
    • West Sedona [Yavapai County]
    • Williams Junction [Coconino County]
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      • Williams Junction [Coconino County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the west of Flagstaff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Junction

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Flagstaff was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Flagstaff on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1930.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Flagstaff on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Flagstaff

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About Coconino County

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Flagstaff) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Flagstaff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FlagstaffOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flagstaff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1982, Longitude: -111.6514    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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