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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,070
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens23%
Employed Population 16+15,734
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,613
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,948
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,126

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,067
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$891
Median House Value$176,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26%
German16.6%
Irish13.7%
English10.8%
Italian5.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.3%
Polish2.1%
Dutch2%
Norwegian1.5%
Canadian1%
Danishn0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Australian0.2%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Basque0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Prescott Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yavapai County
Standard Zip Codes86314, 86315
P.O. Box Zip Codes86312
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude34.61
Approximate Longitude-112.32

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)

StationPRESCOTT LOVE FIELD
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 52 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp41 to 72 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationTUZIGOOT
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 59 F
Apr Temp44 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 100 F
Oct Temp48 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.7 inches
StationCROWN KING
Distance27.3 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 Valley11,015$53,805
Clarkdale4,159$53,920
Cottonwood11,598$41,566
Jerome347$58,542
Prescott41,090$65,138

Prescott Valley Public Libraries

Prescott Valley Public Library
7401 EAST CIVIC CIRCLE
Prescott Valley, Arizona
(928) 759-3040

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Prescott Valley Hospitals

Yavapai Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1003 Willow Creek Rd
(928) 445-2700
Windhaven Psychiatric Hospital
(Non-profit)
3347 Windsong Drive
(928) 583-6410
Yavapai Regional Medical Center - East
(Non-profit)
7700 E Florentine Rd
(928) 445-2700
Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
3700 North Windsong Drive
(928) 759-8800

Prescott Valley Public Schools

Acorn Montessori Charter School
8556 East Loos Drive
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Acorn Montessori Charter School Inc. - West
7555 E. Long Look Drive
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. - Prescott Valley
7500 Civic Circle Dr.
ZIP: 86314
High
Total Enrollment 193
Bradshaw Mountain High School
6000 Longlook Rd.
ZIP: 86314
High
Total Enrollment 1619
Bradshaw Mountain High School East
6411 N. Robert Rd.
ZIP: 86314
Bright Futures Preschool
3300 N. Lake Valley Road
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 74
Canyon View Prep Academy
9030 E Florentine Road
ZIP: 86314
High
Total Enrollment 125
Coyote Springs Elementary School
6625 N. Robert Rd
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Franklin Phonetic Primary School
6116 E. Highway 69
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Glassford Hill Middle School
6901 Panther Path
ZIP: 86314
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
Granville Elementary School
5250 Stover Drive
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Lake Valley Elementary School
3900 N. Starlight Drive
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Liberty Traditional School
3300 Lake Valley Drive
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Mijted - Bradshaw Mountain High School
6000 East Long Look Drive
ZIP: 86314
High
Mountain View Elementary School
8601 E. Loos Drive
ZIP: 86314
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Pace Preparatory Academy
6650 E. 2nd Street
ZIP: 86314
High
Total Enrollment 78
Park View Middle School
8300 E Dana Dr
ZIP: 86314
Middle
Total Enrollment 103
Prescott Valley School
9500 Lorna Lane
ZIP: 86314
Other
Total Enrollment 286
Yavapai County High School
6325 Baja Circle
ZIP: 86314
High
Total Enrollment 35
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