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.

Prescott Demographics

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 42,731 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 951.17 people/mi² (367.25 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201742,7314671.10%
201642,2648652.09%
201541,3996651.63%
201440,7345231.30%
201340,2113520.88%
201239,8591090.27%
201139,750-22-0.06%
201039,7725,8341.60%
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%

Prescott Population in 2018Source: By Cityofprescott [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White38,574
Two or More Races1,049
Asian572
Some Other Race571
American Indian and Alaska Native440
Black or African American231
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander31

Prescott Population Pyramid 2019

Prescott Median Age

56.6


Total

55


Male

57.7


Female

Prescott Adults

There are 36,274 adults, (14,722 of whom are seniors) in Prescott.

Prescott Age Dependency

92.4

Age Dependency Ratio

68.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Prescott Sex Ratio

Female

21,263

51.28%

Male

20,205

48.72%

Prescott Households and Families

Prescott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Prescott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female48.3%51.7%
Male45.9%54.1%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,8082.0865.8
Married9,5032.5581.2
Non Family7,7771.2450.6
Female1,2213.3848.3
Male3073.3645.9

2.62

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Prescott Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4771.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,3584.22%
High School Graduate5,46016.97%
Some College9,32428.98%
Associates Degree3,29910.25%
Bachelors Degree6,76121.01%
Graduate Degree5,49817.09%

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,03227,59011,356
Hispanic2,0481,749411
Multiple Races503465182
Asian347341223
Other Race322281111
Native American2151779
Black15414256
Islander3131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 64.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,566$34,202$25,491
Less Than High School$18,158$$
High School Grad$23,821$25,839$22,112
Some College$25,430$26,987$24,252
Bachelors Degree$34,369$45,781$26,642
Graduate Degree$51,330$63,542$39,057

$30,566

Average Earnings

$34,202

Average Male

$25,491

Average Female

Prescott Language

Prescott Language by Age

Prescott Language

92.61% of Prescott residents speak only English, while 7.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.02% of the population.

Prescott Poverty

Prescott Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,8824,37112.53%
Hispanic3,01853817.83%
Native39129976.47%
Multiple92328731.09%
Asian48010421.67%
Other5176913.35%
Black1793217.88%

13.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.64%

Male Poverty Rate

14.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prescott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Native, with 76.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prescott is White, with 12.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.15%
High School15.48%
Some College12.08%
Bachelors or Greater5.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.95%
Male Unemployed27.29%
Female Employed10.30%
Male Employed9.89%

Prescott Income

Prescott Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,812$67,826
Families$69,450$86,081
Married Families$73,443$
Non Families$29,929$40,710

Prescott Marital Status

Prescott Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

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 45-54.

Prescott Marital Status by Race

Prescott Veterans

6,231

Number of Veterans

5,670

Male Veterans

561

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,591
Korea912
First Gulf War764
Second Gulf War595
World War II347
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,151
75+2,093
55 to 64831
35 to 54710
18 to 34446

Prescott Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,01617.67%
Hispanic2098.25%
Other6315.29%
Asian5110.37%
2 or More496.80%
Black3012.99%
Indian227.10%

Prescott Veterans by Education

8.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prescott Employment Status

43%

Labor Force Participation

39.6%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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

23.82%

Born in Arizona

94.94%

Native Born

5.06%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.94% of Prescott residents were born in the United States, with 23.82% having been born in Arizona. 1.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.