Prescott, Arizona Population 2020

43,314

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 43,314 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.

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).

The overall median age is 56.8 years, 55.3 years for males, and 57.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.

The median income for households in Prescott, Arizona is $, while the mean household income is $.

Prescott Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prescott was:

  • White: 91.77%
  • Other race: 3.03%
  • Two or more races: 2.30%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%

How Many People Live in Prescott, Arizona?

43,314
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201843,3146471.52%
201742,6674070.96%
201642,2608572.07%
201541,4036671.64%
201440,7365051.26%
201340,2313630.91%
201239,868980.25%
201139,77070.02%
201039,7635,8251.60%
200033,9387,4832.52%
199026,4556,5902.91%
198019,8656,2343.84%
197013,6317700.58%
196012,8616,0976.64%
19506,7647461.18%
19406,0185010.87%
19305,5175070.97%
19205,010-82-0.16%
19105,0921,5333.65%
19003,5590.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018231,9933,9381.70%
2017228,0553,4641.52%
2016224,5913,7461.67%
2015220,8453,1061.41%
2014217,7393,3131.52%
2013214,4262,4491.14%
2012211,9779540.45%
2011211,023400.02%
2010210,9830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,60491.77%
Some Other Race1,2753.03%
Two or More Races9682.30%
Asian6011.43%
Black or African American2370.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native2180.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1650.39%

Prescott Population Pyramid 2020

Prescott Median Age

56.8


Total

55.3


Male

57.5


Female

Prescott Adults

There are 36,642 adults, (14,995 of whom are seniors) in Prescott.

Prescott Age Dependency

94.3

Age Dependency Ratio

69.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Prescott Sex Ratio

Female

21,527

51.17%

Male

20,541

48.83%

Prescott Households and Families

Prescott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Prescott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All66.1%33.9%
Female53.8%46.2%
Non Family50%50%
Male30.1%69.9%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,7592.1166.1
Married9,5142.5682.2
Non Family7,5271.2450
Female1,2433.1653.8
Male4754.230.1

2.62

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Prescott Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4331.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,5724.80%
High School Graduate5,53416.90%
Some College9,39928.71%
Associates Degree3,31410.12%
Bachelors Degree7,11321.72%
Graduate Degree5,37716.42%

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,08727,74911,479
Hispanic2,4861,938396
Other Race733439108
Multiple Races504471253
Asian362354251
Native American16412328
Black16315166
Islander6035

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,035$37,299$26,669
Less Than High School$29,279$29,442$28,636
High School Grad$25,409$26,369$24,037
Some College$27,388$34,929$24,844
Bachelors Degree$36,080$47,650$27,785
Graduate Degree$52,056$71,797$40,540

$33,035

Average Earnings

$37,299

Average Male

$26,669

Average Female

Prescott Language

Prescott Language by Age

Prescott Language

91.87% of Prescott residents speak only English, while 8.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.94% of the population.

Prescott Poverty

Prescott Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,8093,92911.29%
Hispanic3,75964017.03%
Multiple81726131.95%
Other1,2441159.24%
Asian4949519.23%
Native1828546.70%
Black1772312.99%

12.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.48%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prescott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Native, with 46.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Other, with 9.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.95%
High School16.14%
Some College10.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.40%
Male Unemployed17.07%
Female Employed9.59%
Male Employed6.85%

Prescott Income

Prescott Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,037$71,861
Families$71,410$90,425
Married Families$77,902-
Non Families$29,557$42,403

Prescott Marital Status

Prescott Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Prescott Married by Age and Sex

Prescott Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Prescott Marital Status by Race

Prescott Veterans

6,096

Number of Veterans

5,554

Male Veterans

542

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,630
First Gulf War760
Korea759
Second Gulf War678
World War II279

Prescott Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,87617.27%
Hispanic30910.37%
Asian5911.32%
Other536.44%
Black4622.66%
2 or More425.97%
Indian2010.47%

Prescott Veterans by Education

8.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prescott Employment Status

42.4%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Prescott Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

24.28%

Born in Arizona

94.07%

Native Born

5.93%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.07% of Prescott residents were born in the United States, with 24.28% having been born in Arizona. 2.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.