A brief profile of "Preskitt" Arizona

 

   

A Profile of "Preskitt"

Come enjoy our four mild seasons. See why we are called "Everyone's Hometown"

Weather

 

Average January high/low temperature 

50.9 ° / 23.3 °

Average July high/low temperature

88.3 ° / 58.5 °

Precipitation

19.19 in. /yr.

Index score for various storm types 

8

Cost of Living

 

Median home price 

$ 339,000

Median household income 

$41805.0

Maximum state income tax 

5.04 %

State sales tax 

6.35 %

Recreational & Cultural Activities

 

Area of square miles of parkland/greenspace 

.357 mi.²

Number of public golf courses within the county 

9

Number of private golf courses within the county 

5

Number of sports teams within the county 

0

Number of movie theaters within the county 

3

Number of libraries within the county 

21

Number of museums within the county 

7

Number of college and universities that reside within the county 

3

Population & Demographics

 

Total population 

43,217

Population density 

684 people/mi.²

Population trends (Percentage growth/decline of the 55+ population) 

64.5% growth

Population over 55 

16,279 people

Education 

24 % have a college degree

Health

 

Number of hospitals within the county 

6

Number of clinics within the county 

29

Number of elder care facilities within the county

11

Where we are located

Prescott is located in central Arizona and boasts the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world. Our little town is 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Prescott was established in 1864 after President Lincoln sent a detachment of Federal Troops to secure the gold and silver found in the area by the Walker party. It was incorporated in 1881, remains the Yavapai County seat. The city is named in honor of William Hicking Prescott, a noted historian. As far as we know, William Prescott never lived here! The folks around these parts call it "Preskitt" Some very old timers pronounce it "Prescutt". 

Elevation
5,347 feet

Latitude
34 degrees N 32

Longitude
112 degrees W 28

Distance to Major Cities
(in miles)

Denver

780

Salt Lake City

610

Las Vegas

268

Los Angeles

347

San Diego

410

Tucson

212

Albuquerque

400

 

Our Mild Climate

Prescott is Arizona's mile-high city, and its high elevation and mountain breezes keep temperatures from reaching the extreme heat levels of Phoenix. In summer, the day time temperature rarely exceeds 85 degrees, and in winter's sun-filled days it averages about 50 degrees. Humidity stays a moderate 45% year-round. Average snowfall is 21 inches per year and usually melts after a few hours of sun shine; rainfall averages 19 inches per year.

Month

High

Low

Rain

Snow

JAN

50

20

1.72"

4.50"

FEB

54

23

1,51"

3.50"

MAR

59

23

1.53"

3,90"

APR

68

33

0.72"

1.10"

MAY

76

40

0.50"

 

JUNE

85

48

0.38"

 

JULY

89

58

3.45"

 

AUG

86

56

3.45"

 

SEPT

85

50

1.49"

 

OCT

72

38

1.22"

0.20"

NOV

60

28

1.33"

1.90"

DEC

52

23

1.80"

5.60"

YEAR

69.6

36.9

18.80"

20.60"

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870
668 —
1880
1,836 174.9%
1890
1,759 −4.2%
1900
3,559 102.3%
1910
5,092 43.1%
1920
5,010 −1.6%
1930
5,517 10.1%
1940
6,018 9.1%
1950
6,764 12.4%
1960
12,861 90.1%
1970
13,631 6%
1980
19,865 45.7%
1990
26,455 33.2%
2000
33,938 28.3%
Est. 2007 42,265 24.5%