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Prescott, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Prescott had a population of 42,347 as of July 1, 2017. Prescott ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prescott is located at latitude 34.5793 and longitude -112.4484 in Yavapai County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prescott (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Yavapai County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,374 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 2411487) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Prescott is located within Prescott Division of Yavapai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prescott population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Prescott, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,347
Daytime Population: Workers 30,104
Daytime Population: Residents 26,059
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,163
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 40,235
Population in Familes 28,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,112
Population Density2 1,024
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $45,772
Average Household Income $67,513
Per Capita Income $33,081


Total Housing Units 23,808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,421 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,445 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,942 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $307,317
Average Home Value $350,364


Total Households 19,866
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 10,970
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.79%
Households 0.9% 0.84%
Families 0.66% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Prescott, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 95th
Population Density # 64 86th
Diversity Index # 277 39th
Median Household Income # 128 72nd
Per Capita Income # 48 90th

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