Introduction to Camp Verde, Arizona

Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 45 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona and 78 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. Part of the surrounding Flagstaff metro area, Camp Verde is home to some 9,451 residents.

Camp Verde History

In 1865, the United States military occupied Camp Verde in order to protect settlers farming along the Verde River. The first military post was established in the same year. It was given its current name in 1879 to signify a sense of permanence. Yavapai County was created by the First Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1865. The present boundaries of the county were established in 1891.

Camp Verde and nearby Attractions

  • Red Rock State Park
  • Smoki Museum
  • Pine Mountain Wilderness
  • Sedona Arts Center
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Clemenceau Heritage Museum

Things To Do In Camp Verde

The Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Montezuma's Castle, Fort Verde State Historic Park and the Cathedral Rock Lodge are all accessible from Camp Verde. Local parks include the Dead Horse Ranch State Park, the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and the Oak Creek Canyon Natural Area. Local historical sites include the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, the Sedona Arts Center and the Smoki Museum. Local festivals include Pioneer Days and the Mule Show every September and the Corn Festival every July.

Camp Verde Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the nearest major airport.

Camp Verde Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the Rio Salado Community College, Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University.


Total Population 11,008
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,887
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $39,097
% Above Poverty Level 74.6%
% Below Poverty Level 25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $756
Median House Value $132,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0%
English 14.9%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Camp Verde Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona
County Yavapai
Metro Area Flagstaff
Standard Zip Codes 86322
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.563
Longitude -111.853

Camp Verde Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 60 F
Apr Temp 39 to 78 F
Jul Temp 63 to 100 F
Oct Temp 43 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 59 F
Apr Temp 44 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 100 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches
Station CORDES
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 58 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 96 F
Oct Temp 48 to 77 F
Annual Precip 16.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarkdale 4,132 $54,963
Cottonwood 11,493 $42,216
Jerome 388 $62,875
Sedona 10,204 $69,766

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Camp Verde High Schools

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Serves 432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 51 students.

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Serves 34 students.

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