Poverty in Flagstaff, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Flagstaff, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Flagstaff is 21.7%. One out of every 4.6 residents of Flagstaff lives in poverty.

How many people in Flagstaff, Arizona live in poverty?
12,732 of 58,607 Flagstaff residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Flagstaff compare to the rest of Arizona?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Arizona is 17.0%, meaning Flagstaff has a meaningfully higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Arizona.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate

Flagstaff, Arizona Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

25.9% 15.3%

2011

24.3% 6.0% 15.9%

2012

26.2% 8.0% 15.9%

2013

24.4% 7.0% 15.8%

2014

25.2% 3.0% 15.5%

2015

20.6% 22.0% 14.7%

2016

17.6% 17.0% 14.0%

2017

13.9% 26.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,084

26.1% 25.2% 1.6%

American Indian

5,507

24.5% 26.8% 7.9%

Asian

1,453

35.0% 11.9% 2.1%

Other

2,585

30.3% 23.8% 3.7%

Two Or More Races

2,467

19.2% 18.4% 3.5%

White

37,729

19.0% 10.3% 54.0%

Hispanic

11,684

30.4% 22.2% 16.7%

What's the Poverty Rate in Flagstaff, Arizona By Race?

26.1% of Black residents of Flagstaff, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Flagstaff, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 283 of 1,084 black Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.6% of the total population of Flagstaff, Arizona is black.

35.0% of Asian residents of Flagstaff, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Flagstaff, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 508 of 1,453 asian Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.1% of the total population of Flagstaff, Arizona are asian.

19.0% of White residents of Flagstaff, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Flagstaff, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 7,183 of 37,729 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 54.0% of the total population of Flagstaff, Arizona are white.

30.4% of Hispanic residents of Flagstaff, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Flagstaff, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 3,551 of 11,684 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 16.7% of the total population of Flagstaff, Arizona are hispanic.

Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Flagstaff, Arizona?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Flagstaff, Arizona is 21.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Flagstaff, Arizona is 21.5%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Flagstaff, Arizona

Male residents of Flagstaff, Arizona are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

6,638 of 30,305 males in Flagstaff live below the poverty line.

6,094 of 28,302 females in Flagstaff live below the poverty line.

Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Flagstaff can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 38.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 11.7%.

Poverty for younger ages in Flagstaff is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 20.3%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Flagstaff can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 14.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 12.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 58.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Flagstaff, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 33.5%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Flagstaff, Arizona?

Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

24.5%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

18.8%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

11.4%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

26.0%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

6.5%

75 to 84 Years Old

11.1%

Over 85 Years Old

10.0%

Flagstaff, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Flagstaff, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Flagstaff, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 20.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Flagstaff, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 34.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Flagstaff, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Flagstaff, Arizona have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 54,757 residents of Flagstaff, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 11,397 (20.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,335 (34.7%) of 3,850 residents of Flagstaff, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Flagstaff, Arizona

The poverty rate in Flagstaff is 21.7%.
Flagstaff is in Coconino County.
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City Poverty Rate
Cameron 37.6%
Doney Park 7.6%
Flagstaff 21.7%
Fort Valley 8.0%
Fredonia 24.2%
Grand Canyon Village 23.6%
Kachina Village 10.7%
Kaibito 31.0%
LeChee 14.7%
Leupp 13.6%
Moenkopi 32.5%
Page 17.4%
Parks 7.0%
Tuba City 31.1%
Williams 24.9%

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