Transportation around Flagstaff is available in a multitude of ways. Air travel to and from Flagstaff is provided by Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and Wiseman Aviation. Locals take advantage of our hybrid/electric bus system that spans all of the city or, for the more health conscious, the ever expanding Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) offers over 50 miles of finished trails in and around Flagstaff.
Live in Flagstaff
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce gathers pricing information for a cost-of-living report every year. This survey is compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) in order to create the national cost of living index.
According to the cumulative report averaging three quarters in 2023, the Flagstaff composite cost of living index was 114.1% of the national average. The composite index reflects pricing in six categories: housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services. Please note that the data does not take into account taxes.
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Composite Index (Overall Cost of Living)
Flagstaff Labor & Education Statistics
The following employment data was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (updated December 2023) These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Flagstaff, AZ, a metropolitan statistical area in Arizona.
Flagstaff Population by Occupation
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Mining, Logging and Construction: 3%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 9.8%
Financial Activities: 1.7%
Professional and Business Services: 4.1%
Education and Health Services: 9.6%
Leisure and Hospitality: 16.9%
Other Services: 1.7%
Flagstaff Population by Education
No schooling: .7%
9th – 12th Grade / No Diploma: 3.4%
High School Diploma: 14.9%
Some College: 29.7%: 1.7%
Bachelors Degree or higher: 51.3%
Higher Education Attainment
Associates degree: 13.5%
Bachelors degree: 51.9%
Masters degree: 22.6%
Doctorate degree: 6.9%
Professional School degree: 5.1%