Prescott, Arizona Population 2024

48,601

Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County Arizona. Prescott has a 2024 population of 48,601. It is also the county seat of Yavapai County.Prescott is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 5.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,057 in 2020.

The average household income in Prescott is $96,801 with a poverty rate of 11.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Prescott is 60.5 years, 59.8 years for males, and 61.3 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: 89.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.25%
  • Other race: 3.23%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
44.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,081.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.52% (2,544)
The current population of Prescott, Arizona is 48,601 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 46,057.

Prescott, Arizona Population 2024

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Prescott Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,08589.21%
Two or more races1,9554.25%
Other race1,4873.23%
Asian8771.9%
Native American2970.64%
Black or African American2850.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander680.15%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Prescott Population by Race

Prescott Population Pyramid 2024

Prescott Median Age

60.5

Total

59.8

Male

61.3

Female

Prescott Adults

There are 40,652 adults, (18,793 of whom are seniors) in Prescott.

Prescott Age Dependency

110.7

Age Dependency Ratio

86

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Prescott Sex Ratio

Female23,43250.88%
Male22,62249.12%

Prescott Population by Age

Prescott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,803269.430.6
Married10,6942.4787.312.7
Non Family9,1411.253.246.8
Female1,5083.1342.957.1
Male4603.4261.338.7
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2.5

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prescott Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prescott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.49%.

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,282

Average Earnings

$45,783

Average Male

$38,864

Average Female

Prescott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prescott Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prescott Language

92.7% of Prescott residents speak only English, while 7.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.05% of the population.

Prescott Language

Prescott Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White38,2573,96410.36%
Hispanic3,59974220.62%
Multiple1,86936419.48%
Other1,40231822.68%
Asian761709.2%
Native2213415.38%
Black237218.86%
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11.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.91%

Male Poverty Rate

11.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prescott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Other, with 22.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Black, with 8.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.45%.

Prescott Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.15%
High School13.86%
Some College10.37%
Bachelors or Greater4%
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Prescott Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.34%
Female Unemployed12.93%
Female Employed7%
Male Employed4.42%
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Prescott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prescott Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prescott Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Prescott Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Prescott Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prescott Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,943

Number of Veterans

5,596

Male Veterans

347

Female Veterans

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Prescott Veterans by War

count

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Prescott Veterans by Age

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Prescott Veterans by Race

Prescott Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prescott Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.1%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Prescott Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prescott Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prescott Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

24.95%

Born in Prescott

94.58%

Native Born

5.42%

Foreign Born

1.97%

Non Citizen

3.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.58% of Prescott residents were born in the United States, with 24.95% having been born in Arizona. 1.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Prescott Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202951,0964990.99%
202850,5974991%
202750,0984991.01%
202649,5994991.02%
202549,1004991.03%
202448,6014991.04%
202348,1024991.05%
202247,6034991.06%
202147,1041,0472.27%
202046,0571,9474.41%
201944,1108041.86%
201843,3066781.59%
201742,6284190.99%
201642,2098722.11%
201541,3376731.66%
201440,6645211.3%
201340,1433650.92%
201239,7781020.26%
201139,676160.04%
201039,6605,72216.86%
200033,9387,48328.29%
199026,4556,59033.17%
198019,8656,23445.73%
197013,6317705.99%
196012,8616,09790.14%
19506,76474612.4%
19406,0185019.08%
19305,51750710.12%
19205,010-82-1.61%
19105,0921,53343.07%
19003,559
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Prescott Population by Year