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.