Profile for Flagstaff, Arizona, AZ
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"The City in the Pines"
Flagstaff is a city in Coconino County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a pine tree made into a flagpole in 1876 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
The latitude of Flagstaff is 35.198N. The longitude is -111.65W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,903 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,893.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Flagstaff demographic reports
Flagstaff is at the base of the San Francisco Peaks.
Developed as a cattle town after the arrival of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad in 1882.
Public transportation: Mountain Line Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 401. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Rated No. 8 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Forrest Gump"
· 1973 movie, "The Exorcist"
· 2006 movie, "Little Miss Sunshine"
· 1983 movie, "Vacation"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Penstemon Festival - July 14, 2007
- Coconino County Fair - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
- Spirit Fest - July 27-29, 2007
- Mountain Film Festival - March 8-11, 2007
- DanCelebration Dance Festival - May 3-6, 2007
- Hope Festival of Arts & Culture - June 30-July 1, 2007
- Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - July 21-22, 2007
- Winterfest - Feb. 1-28, 2007
- Fun Extravaganza - Sept. 15-16, 2007
- Northern Arizona Book Festival - April 19-22, 2007
- Honor the Earth Fest - May 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Flagstaff web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arboretum at Flagstaff, Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff attractions: Arboretum at Flagstaff
Historic routes: Route 66
Historic sites and museums: Riordan State Historic Park, Museum of Northern Arizona, Wupatki Indian ruins, Lowell Observatory, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Colleges and universities:
Northern Arizona University, Coconino County Community College, Northern Arizona College of Health Careers
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 110
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Ancestry & family history
16% of Flagstaff residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Flagstaff ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Flagstaff was $18,637, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Flagstaff residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Flagstaff festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Coconino County Fair - A
- Winterfest - F
- Mountain Film Festival - M
- Northern Arizona Book Festival - A
- DanCelebration Dance Festival - M
- Honor the Earth Fest - M
- Hope Festival of Arts & Culture - J
- Penstemon Festival - J
- Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - J
- Spirit Fest - J
- Fun Extravaganza - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Flagstaff include Flagstaff Townsite Historic Residential District, North End Historic Residential District, Northern Arizona Normal School Historic District, Railroad Addition Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Flagstaff, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $607. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,168.
Libraries in Flagstaff include East Flagstaff Community Library, Flagstaff Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Flagstaff include Arizona Daily Sun, Navajo-Hopi Observer
TV stations in Flagstaff include KCFG, KFPH, KNAZ, KTFL.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNAU., KPUB.
Coconino County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Flagstaff political report.
The average commute time for Flagstaff workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Flagstaff between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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