Prescott, Arizona Population 2022

47,023
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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 47,023, it is the 25th largest city in Arizona and the 946th largest city in the United States. Prescott is currently growing at a rate of 1.29% annually and its population has increased by 2.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,827 in 2020. Spanning over 45 miles, Prescott has a population density of 1,046 people per square mile.

The average household income in Prescott is $76,387 with a poverty rate of 11.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $904 per month, and the median house value is $362,300. 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 Prescottwas:

  • White: 91.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Other race: 2.86%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Prescott, Arizona is 47,023 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 45,827.

Prescott, Arizona Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Prescott Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Prescott Population by Race

Prescott Population Pyramid 2022

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Prescott Median Age

59.1


Total

58.8


Male

59.6


Female

Prescott Adults

There are 38,306 adults, (16,852 of whom are seniors) in Prescott.

Prescott Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

78.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Prescott Sex Ratio

Female

22,200

51.08%

Male

21,263

48.92%

Prescott Population by Age

Prescott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prescott Household Types

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prescott Households and Families

2.57

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Prescott Households by Type

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Prescott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

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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 79.88%.

Prescott Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,235

Average Earnings

$37,549

Average Male

$33,238

Average Female

Prescott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prescott Language by Age

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Prescott Language

92.94% of Prescott residents speak only English, while 7.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.03% of the population.

Prescott Language

Prescott Poverty by Race

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11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.93%

Male Poverty Rate

11.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prescott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prescott is Native, with 35.08% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.52%.

Prescott Poverty

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Prescott Poverty Rate by Education

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Prescott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prescott Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Prescott Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

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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6,048

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Prescott Veterans by War

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Prescott Veterans by Age

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Prescott Veterans by Race

Prescott Veterans by Education

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6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prescott Veterans by Education

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40.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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23.90%

Born in Prescott

94.26%

Native Born

5.74%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

3.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.26% of Prescott residents were born in the United States, with 23.90% having been born in Arizona. 1.79% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Prescott Population by Year