Living in Prescott, AZ

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Prescott SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Prescott, AZ Crime Report

1,032
Total Crimes
2,390.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-6.93%
Below National Average

Prescott, AZ Cost Of Living

112
Prescott's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Prescott, Arizona Info Snack

Prescott (/prskt/ PRES-kt; Yavapai: Wi:kwatha Ksikita) is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 39,843. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889.
Population
42,068
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
12.3%
Median Home
$328,000
Median Income
$54,037
Median Rent
$896

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Map Of Prescott, AZ

Population over time in Prescott

Year Population % Change
2017 42,068 1.4%
2016 41,468 0.9%
2015 41,090 1.0%
2014 40,700 1.4%
2013 40,130 0.3%
2012 40,003 0.2%
2011 39,916 -0.3%
2010 40,055 0.3%
2009 39,938 -
Crime/100k Prescott AZ USA
Violent Crime 315.0 474.9 368.9
Murder 4.6 5.1 5.0
Robbery 4.6 91.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 280.3 328.1 246.8
Property Crime 2075.4 2676.8 2199.5
Burglary 247.8 439.7 376.0
Larceny 1734.9 1970.3 1594.6
Car Theft 92.7 266.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Prescott

White
86.0% (36,166)
African American
0.5% (220)
American Indian
0.4% (166)
Asian
1.3% (546)
Hawaiian
0.3% (130)
Other
0.1% (31)
Two Or More
1.9% (800)
Hispanic
9.5% (4,009)
Race Prescott AZ USA
White 86.0% 55.1% 61.1%
African American 0.5% 4.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 3.9% 0.7%
Asian 1.3% 3.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.9% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.5% 31.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Prescott, Arizona

Less than $10,000
6.6% (278,973)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.9% (206,090)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.4% (435,951)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.1% (381,457)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.9% (628,362)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.2% (851,720)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (433,484)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.9% (625,671)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.4% (226,497)
$200,000 or more
3.3% (138,589)
Income Prescott AZ USA
Less than $10,000 6.6% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.9% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.4% 9.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.1% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.9% 13.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.2% 18.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.9% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.4% 5.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.3% 5.3% 7.0%

Gender in Prescott

Female
51.2% (21,527)
Male
48.8% (20,541)
Gender Prescott AZ USA
Female 51.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Prescott for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,103)
High School / GED
17.0% (7,151)
Some College
29.0% (12,199)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (4,206)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (9,254)
Master's Degree
12.0% (5,048)
Professional Degree
2.0% (841)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,262)
Education Prescott AZ USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 25.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Prescott

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

We went to Apple Creek Cottages for the week of 4th of July. The place was so cute and quaint. I love that there is a town center. The hotel was fantastic too...they are dog friendly, which made our life so much easier. A lot of the restaurants in Prescott were also dog friendly, which surprised me. I live in Los Angeles and this is such a nice get away. It feels like a town you would see in tv shows or movies, not a place that really exists.

Look for dog friendly places...if you like dogs you can bring yours with you and not have to leave your fur baby at home, and if you don't then you know where to avoid. Also the rodeo they do every 4th of July was a blast and the Pulled Pork BBQ was amazing!!!


HomeSnacks User

Of all the places I've been to and lived in so far, in America, I loved the small town charm and beautiful landscapes of Prescott. I had so much fun in the Dells, and even filmed while there because of the majestic beauty. The people were nice and it truly felt like home. I miss it.

The Granite Dells, Hastings media store, and the small natural market. These were my favorite places to visit in Prescott, AZ.


HomeSnacks User

1 in 5 homes sits vacant in AZ because there are many people who have vacation homes. Northern AZ is amazing. I was born and raised in PHX and yes, the heat is crazy hot there and crime is bad in certain parts. I live in Prescott, AZ now, where 80% of the population here is from California so if it's that bad why are they leaving Orange County in droves to come here- The weather here is amazing. Usually the lowest it gets in the winter is 40-50 during the day and 80's-low 90's in the summer. I live 2 minutes from several amazing lakes and mountain formations. Other areas of Prescott, AZ have acres and acres of Ponderosa pines. Very low crime.

1 in 5 homes sits vacant in AZ because there are many people who have vacation homes. Northern AZ is amazing. I was born and raised in PHX and yes, the heat is crazy hot there and crime is bad in certain parts. I live in Prescott, AZ now, where 80% of the population here is from California so if it's that bad why are they leaving Orange County in droves to come here- The weather here is amazing. Usually the lowest it gets in the winter is 40-50 during the day and 80's-low 90's in the summer. I live 2 minutes from several amazing lakes and mountain formations. Other areas of Prescott, AZ have acres and acres of Ponderosa pines. Very low crime.

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