Prescott, Arizona Population 2021

46,331
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Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County Arizona. It is also the county seat of Yavapai County. With a 2020 population of 46,331, it is the 23rd largest city in Arizona and the 853rd largest city in the United States . Prescott is currently growing at a rate of 2.24% annually and its population has increased by 16.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,843 in 2010. Prescott reached it's highest population of 46,331 in 2021. Spanning over 45 miles, Prescott has a population density of 1,031 people per square mile.

The average household income in Prescott is $76,387 with a poverty rate of 11.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $893 per month, and the median house value is $347,700. The median age in Prescott is 58.3 years, 58.6 years for males, and 58 years for females.

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.

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: 92.58%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of Prescott, Arizona is 46,331 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 43,283.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,843.

Prescott, Arizona Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021241,7533,3271.38%
2020238,4263,3271.40%
2019235,0993,3271.42%
2018231,7723,6901.59%
2017228,0823,5071.54%
2016224,5753,7701.68%
2015220,8053,0891.40%
2014217,7163,2951.51%
2013214,4212,4311.13%
2012211,9909460.45%
2011211,044610.03%
2010210,9830.00%

Prescott Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,60992.58%
Two or More Races1,2512.92%
Some Other Race6601.54%
Asian6161.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native2810.66%
Black or African American2510.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1170.27%
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Prescott Population by Race

Prescott Population Pyramid $2021

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Prescott Median Age

58.3


Total

58.6


Male

58


Female

Prescott Adults

There are 37,679 adults, (15,970 of whom are seniors) in Prescott.

Prescott Age Dependency

97.1

Age Dependency Ratio

73.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Prescott Sex Ratio

Female

21,896

51.18%

Male

20,889

48.82%

Prescott Population by Age

Prescott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prescott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All67.2%32.8%
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Male48.7%51.3%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prescott Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6322.0567.2
Married9,7522.5484.4
Non Family8,2231.2450.1
Female1,1833.0750.6
Male4743.6748.7

2.58

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

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Prescott Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4161.22%
9th to 12th Grade1,3003.82%
High School Graduate5,89917.33%
Some College9,79528.78%
Associates Degree3,58810.54%
Bachelors Degree7,30521.47%
Graduate Degree5,72916.83%
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Prescott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30,76229,44012,082
Hispanic1,9721,695311
2+ Races642589310
Other Race46138551
Asian343343229
Native American22218851
Black19317779
Islander4733

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.76%.

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,077$38,481$28,208
Less Than 9th Grade$28,976$28,101$30,208
High School Graduate$25,271$26,000$24,529
Some College$29,000$34,187$25,799
Bachelors Degree$38,117$47,573$30,820
Graduate Degree$49,667$70,563$40,847

$33,077

Average Earnings

$38,481

Average Male

$28,208

Average Female

Prescott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prescott Language by Age

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Prescott Language

93.22% of Prescott residents speak only English, while 6.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.

Prescott Language

Prescott Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,3203,76610.37%
Hispanic2,65547417.85%
Multiple1,13935030.73%
Asian49710120.32%
Native24310141.56%
Other636619.59%
Black2012713.43%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.20%

Male Poverty Rate

12.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prescott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Native, with 41.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Other, with 9.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.53%.

Prescott Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.03%
High School14.57%
Some College10.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.60%

Prescott Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.25%
Male Unemployed25.41%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed5.68%

Prescott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prescott Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,734$76,387
Families$75,667$96,473
Married Families$81,330-
Non Families$33,546$47,304
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Income by Household Type

Prescott Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Prescott Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Prescott Marital Status

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6,317

Number of Veterans

5,776

Male Veterans

541

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,768
Korea708
Second Gulf War694
First Gulf War626
World War II341

Prescott Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,304
75+2,027
55 to 64916
35 to 54650
18 to 34420

Prescott Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,06317.26%
Hispanic27111.43%
Black10444.26%
Native American6325.20%
Asian489.32%
2+ Races273.12%
Other Race122.19%

Prescott Veterans by Race

Prescott Veterans by Education

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7.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prescott Veterans by Education

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42.5%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Prescott Employment by Age

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Prescott Employment by Race

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Prescott Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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22.84%

Born in Prescott

94.86%

Native Born

5.14%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

3.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.86% of Prescott residents were born in the United States, with 22.84% having been born in Arizona. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Prescott Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202146,3311,0162.24%
202045,3151,0162.29%
201944,2991,0162.35%
201843,2836081.42%
201742,6754130.98%
201642,2628642.09%
201541,3986611.62%
201440,7375091.27%
201340,2283600.90%
201239,868940.24%
201139,77490.02%
201039,7655,8271.60%
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 by Year