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Overview

Introduction to Prescott Valley, Arizona

Prescott Valley, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 55 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona and 81 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. The town is part of the Flagstaff metropolitan statistical area.

Prescott Valley History

Glassford Hill, which was an active volcano about 10 to 14 million years ago, is located in Prescott Valley. The community was named in honor of William Hickling Prescott, an American historian. Gold was discovered in the nearby Bradshaw Mountains in the early 1860s. Prescott Valley was officially incorporated in the mid 1960s. It has since grown into one of the most progressive and attractive communities in the state of Arizona.

Prescott Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Fitzmaurice Indian Ruins
  • The Castle
  • Prescott Valley Plaza Shopping Center
  • Yavapai Lake
  • Prescott National Forest
  • Mountain Valley Park

Things To Do In Prescott Valley

The Fitzmaurice Indian Ruins and The Castle are among the notable attractions near Prescott Valley. One can also visit Yavapai Lake, the Mesa Reservoir and Coyote Wash. The Prescott Valley Community Center Park and the Prescott Valley Recreation Area provide a host of entertainment opportunities for the enjoyment of adults and children in Prescott Valley. The town also hosts annual celebrations like the World Arts Festival and the Yavapai County Fair every September.

Prescott Valley Transportation

Ernest A. Love Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Prescott Valley Higher Education

Yavapai College is the nearest institute of higher education. Residents can also enroll at Paradise Valley Community College, Northern Arizona University or Phoenix College.

People

Total Population 40,258
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 15,478
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,134
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,116

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,108
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $883
Median House Value $168,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 14.3%

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

Prescott Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona
County Yavapai
Metro Area Flagstaff
Standard Zip Codes 86314
P.O. Box Zip Codes 86312
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.61
Longitude -112.315

Prescott Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PRESCOTT LOVE FIELD
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 52 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 72 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station TUZIGOOT
Distance 19.3 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 CROWN KING
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 34 to 65 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chino Valley 10,961 $46,144
Clarkdale 4,132 $54,963
Cottonwood 11,493 $42,216
Jerome 388 $62,875
Prescott 40,700 $60,155

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

Prescott Valley Hospitals

YAVAPAI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-EAST
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
7700 EAST FLORENTINE ROAD
(928) 442-8165
Emergency Service: Yes

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Prescott Valley High Schools

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BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL
6000 LONGLOOK RD.
928-759-4100
Serves 1,397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

YCFA ACHIEVE ACADEMY
10401 HIGHWAY 89A
928-775-8000
A Charter School.
Serves 348 students.

PRESCOTT VALLEY SCHOOL
9500 LORNA LANE
928-772-8744
A Charter School.
Serves 245 students.

EXCEL EDUCATION CENTERS PRESCOTT VALLEY LLC
7515 E. LONG LOOK DRIVE
928-775-6681
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 113 students.

YAVAPAI COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
8933 E. FLORENTINE
928-771-3568
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 37

MINGUS MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
3071 ROBERT RD.
602-249-1311
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 31 students.

PACE PREPARATORY ACADEMY
6287 E. COPPER HILL
928-775-9675
A Charter School.
Serves 28 students.

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