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 Age and Gender Statistics
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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prescott was:
- White: 93.02%
- Two or more races: 2.53%
- Asian: 1.38%
- Other race: 1.38%
- Native American: 1.06%
- Black or African American: 0.56%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Prescott, Arizona's estimated population is 43,314 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Prescott, Arizona is the 23rd largest city in Arizona based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 964.14 people/mi² (372.26 people/km²), with a household density of 188.65 people/km² (488.62 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 56.6 years, 55 years for males, and 57.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 21,951 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $867/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $301,600.
The median income for households in Prescott, Arizona is $50,812, while the mean household income is $67,826.