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Overview

Introduction to Prescott, Arizona

Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 65 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona and 78 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona.

Prescott History

Governor John Noble Goodwin toured the territory and selected the original site of Prescott. The community was named Prescott in honor of American historian William Hickling Prescott on May 30, 1864. Gold was discovered in this region in the late 1830s. Several fires destroyed a major part of the downtown area, after which it was rebuilt with brick. In 2006, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Prescott as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the country.

Prescott and nearby Attractions

  • Phippen Museum of Western Art
  • Antelope Hills Golf Course
  • Sharlot Hall Museum
  • Goldwater Lake
  • Prescott Zoo
  • Prescott National Forest

Things To Do In Prescott

The Sharlot Hall Museum, Smoki Museum, the Phippen Museum of Western Art and the Roughrider Memorial Monument are all nearby historical and educational sites. The Watson Lake, Goldwater Lake, Aspen Creek and Bottleneck Wash are some of the beautiful water bodies in the city. The Antelope Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for enjoying a game of golf. One can also plan a day trip to the Prescott National Forest, Prescott Zoo or any of the parks in the city. In addition, Prescott hosts several annual festivals like the Prescott Book Festival, the Shakespeare Festival, Faire on the Square, the Folk Music Festival, the Native American Arts Festival and the Old West Oktoberfest.

Prescott Transportation

Ernest A. Love Field Airport is close by.

Prescott Higher Education

Residents of the city can enroll at Yavapai College, Prescott College or the College of Beauty Arts and Science.

People

Total Population40,700
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens34.3%
Employed Population 16+14,122
Age of the Population56

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,155
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$816
Median House Value$272,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.4%
US/American0.1%
English15.5%
Irish14.5%

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

Prescott Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 65 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City78 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona
CountyYavapai
Standard Zip Codes86301, 86303, 86305
P.O. Box Zip Codes86302, 86304, 86313, 86330
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneMountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude34.54
Longitude-112.467

Prescott Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPRESCOTT
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 51 F
Apr Temp35 to 65 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 71 F
Annual Precip19.1 inches
StationPRESCOTT LOVE FIELD
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 52 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp41 to 72 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationCROWN KING
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp34 to 65 F
Jul Temp57 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Prescott, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Groom Creek (86303)

Iron Springs (86305, 86330)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chino Valley10,961$46,144
Jerome388$62,875
Prescott Valley40,258$50,108

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

Prescott Public Libraries

Library
Yavapai County Library District
172 EAST MERRITT STREET SUITE E
Prescott, Arizona
(928) 771-3191

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Prescott Hospitals

YAVAPAI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1003 WILLOW CREEK RD
(928) 445-2700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Prescott High Schools

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PRESCOTT HIGH SCHOOL
1050 N. RUTH STREET
928-445-2322
Serves 1,766 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

TRI-CITY PREP HIGH SCHOOL
3700 WILLOW CREEK ROAD
928-777-3950
A Charter School.
Serves 199 students.

TRI-CITY VO/TECH HIGH SCHOOL
2957 N. HWY 89
928-442-9125
A Vocational School
A Charter School.
Serves 69 students.

KESTREL HIGH SCHOOL
325 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE
928-541-1090
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 67 students.

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1040 WHIPPLE ST. SUITE 401
928-541-1701
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Serves 54 students.

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146 S GRANITE ST
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Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.1

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