Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County, Arizona. With a 2020 population of 44,128, it is the 23rd largest city in Arizona and the 890th largest city in the United States. Prescott is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 10.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,843 in 2010. Spanning over 45 miles, Prescott has a population density of 982 people per square mile.
The average household income in Prescott is $71,861 with a poverty rate of 12.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $896 per month, and the median house value is $328,000. The median age in Prescott is 56.8 years, 55.3 years for males, and 57.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.
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.