Prescott, Arizona Population 2019
Prescott is a city located in the state of Arizona. It is located in Yavapai County, where it serves as the county seat. Prescott was the capital of the Arizona Territory during the 19th century for a few years before the capital was moved to Tucson. It once again became the capital before it was moved once more — this time to Phoenix.
The city had a population of 39,843 according to the last official US Census. This number has since grown to 42,513 according to the most recent issues from the US Census Bureau.
City Size and Population Density in Prescott, AZ
The city stretches across over 45 square miles, and it has a population density of over 946 people per square mile.
Prescott Population Demographics
The city of Prescott is predominantly white, as this race makes up nearly 93% of the total population. Native Americans, Asians, blacks, and Pacific Islanders each make up less than 1% of Prescott’s population. Nearly 3% of people are another race, 1.63% are mixed, and over 8% are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
The 45 to 64 age group comprises most of the population—over 27%. Nearly 16% of residents are under the age of 18, while almost 27% are at least 65 years old.
There are more female residents than males residing in Prescott, with 94.3 men for every 100 women. About 13.1% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.
Population Growth in Prescott
Prescott is a smaller city, but it’s population has grown steadily since the late 19th century. By 1960, Prescott’s population exceeded 12,000. This number had more than doubled by 1990. Recent estimates show that the population has now surpassed 40,000—an increase of 6.7% since the 2010 census. Past trends in population growth indicate that Prescott will continue to see steady growth until it hits 50,000 residents and beyond.
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