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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Flagstaff is a town in Arizona with a population of 69,903. Flagstaff is in Coconino County. Living in Flagstaff offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Flagstaff there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Flagstaff and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Flagstaff are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$296,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,138
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Flagstaff Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    361
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    244.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,066.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    32%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Flagstaff

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,758
National
$55,322
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Flagstaff is a outdoor enthusiast dream. Its is located in the mountains of Arizona at 7000 feet in elevation. We have a ski resort, and are surrounded by incredible landscapes, every type of adventure is a short drive away. The Grand Canyon sits just to the north. While the most vegetated desert in the country sits to the south. We even have beaches. Lake Powell and lake Roosevelt are the largest mane made lakes in the country and offer an esapec from the heat. Flagstaff, is peaceful community that thrives in the outdoors and I guarentee that there isnt a city west of the Mississippi like it!
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Flagstaff is a great place to live and raise a family. There are a lot of opportunities, and schools to choose from. It is a town that cares, and is very diverse. There are many activities, events and so much to visit and see. The landscape is beautiful, and the weather holds all four seasons. Being surrounded by mountains means you always have a view no matter where you are standing! Flagstaff is a town that has it all, food, family, activities and amazing sites.
I love Flagstaff, I came here to go to Northern Arizona University and I have fallen in love with the mountain town. I come from the big city of Phoenix and so I did have to adjust to how small the town is but there is a lot to do in the town. I love going downtown and looking at all the local shops, even walking around and just meeting new people. The weather is beautiful, the trees are breathtaking and I believe that everyone should come visit!