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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,468
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens35.5%
Employed Population 16+14,414
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,158
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,821

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,450
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$867
Median House Value$301,600

Ancestry

German20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
English16.4%
Irish13.7%
Italian6.6%
Scottish4.4%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Norwegian3.2%
Swedish3.1%
Dutch2.6%
Welsh1.5%
Russian1.4%
Danishn1.3%
Czech1%
Canadian0.9%
Swiss0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Basque0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Prescott Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yavapai County
Standard Zip Codes86301, 86303, 86305
P.O. Box Zip Codes86302, 86304, 86313
Phone Area Codes520,928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude34.62
Approximate Longitude-112.42

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chino Valley11,155$55,178
Jerome432$100,521
Prescott Valley41,995$56,016

Prescott Public Libraries

Yavapai County Free Library District
1971 COMMERCE CENTER CIRCLE SUITE D
Prescott, Arizona
(928) 771-3191
Prescott Public Library
215 EAST GOODWIN STREET
Prescott, Arizona
(928) 777-1500
Yavapai-prescott Tribal Library
530 EAST MERRITT STREET
Prescott, Arizona
(928) 778-9445

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Prescott Hospitals

Northern Arizona Va Health Care System
(Government - Federal)
500 Az-89

Prescott Public Schools

Aoc-yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center
960 Division St
ZIP: 86301
Other
Basis Prescott
1901 Prescott Lakes Pkwy
ZIP: 86301
Other
Total Enrollment 370
Discovery Gardens Preschool
551 First Street
ZIP: 86301
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
Mijted - Prescott High School
1050 Ruth Street
ZIP: 86301
High
Mountain Oak Charter School
124 N. Virginia Street
ZIP: 86301
Primary
Total Enrollment 131
Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy
551 First Street
ZIP: 86301
High
Total Enrollment 168
Prescott High School
1050 N. Ruth Street
ZIP: 86301
High
Total Enrollment 1579
Prescott Preparatory Academy
325 N. Washington Avenue
ZIP: 86301
High
Total Enrollment 39
Taylor Hicks School
1845 Campbell Ave.
ZIP: 86301
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Tri-city College Prep High School
5522 Side Road
ZIP: 86301
High
Total Enrollment 216
Washington Traditional School
300 East Gurley Street
ZIP: 86301
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Willow Creek Charter School
2100 Willow Creek Rd
ZIP: 86301
Primary
Total Enrollment 108
Lincoln Elementary School
201 Park Ave.
ZIP: 86303
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Mijted - Mountain Institute Central Campus
320 West Aubrey
ZIP: 86303
High
Total Enrollment 15
Prescott Mile High Middle School
300 South Granite St.
ZIP: 86303
Middle
Total Enrollment 502
Skyview School
125 S. Rush Street
ZIP: 86303
Primary
Total Enrollment 200
Abia Judd Elementary School
1749 Williamson Valley Rd.
ZIP: 86305
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Aspire Jr./sr. High School
2970 Centerpointe East
ZIP: 86305
High
Total Enrollment 58
Granite Mountain Middle School
1800 Williamson Valley Rd.
ZIP: 86305
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Miller Valley School
900 Iron Springs Road
ZIP: 86305
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
La Tierra Community School
124 N Virginia St
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 101

Prescott Private Schools

Ascend
6741 Corsair Ave
ZIP: 86301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
La Tierra Community School
124 N Virginia St
ZIP: 86301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Prescott Adventist Christian School
2980 Willow Creek Rd
ZIP: 86301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Sacred Heart Preschool
150 Fleury St
ZIP: 86301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 158
Sacred Heart School
131 N Summit Ave
ZIP: 86301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
Christian Academy Of Prescott
148 S Marina St Ste B
ZIP: 86303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
Primavera School
1446 Moyer Rd
ZIP: 86303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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