Flagstaff, Arizona - Facts & Figures
Flagstaff received its name from a Ponderosa Pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston (known as the "Second Boston Party") to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876. Flagstaff's early economy was based on the lumber, railroad and ranching industries. Today, the city remains an important distribution hub for companies such as Nestlé, Purina PetCare and Walgreens, and is home to Lowell Observatory, The U.S. Naval Observatory, the U.S. Geological Survey's Flagstaff Station, and Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff has a strong tourism sector, due to its proximity to Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, the Arizona Snowbowl, Meteor Crater, and historic Route 66. The city is also a center for medical device manufacturing, since Flagstaff is home to W. L. Gore and Associates.
- Population: 65,914
- Industries: Retail Trade, Educational Services, Accommodation and Food Services, Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Social Assistance, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
- Local Area Code: 520, 491, 928
- Zip Codes: 86001, 86002, 86003, 86004, 86011
- Surrounding Cities: Ash Fork, Cameron, Munds Park, Williams