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Welcome to Clarkdale ...

The town of Clarkdale is located in Yavapai County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Clarkdale, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1930.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarkdale has a population of 4,421 people<2> (see below for details).

Clarkdale is 3,560 feet [1,085 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Clarkdale is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Clarkdale lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The area code for Clarkdale: (928)

The ZIP code for Clarkdale: 86324<4>

Websites for Clarkdale ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarkdale had an population of 4,421 people. This is an increase of 7.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarkdale had a population of 4,097 people. This makes Clarkdale the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Clarkdale represents 0.06% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,097 people, the population of Clarkdale increased 19.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,422 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clarkdale.

Communities Also Named Clarkdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Clarkdale - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clarkdale.

Communities near Clarkdale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clarkdale.

  • Prescott Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Camp Verde
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Sedona
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Smelter City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter City
    • Smelter City is located in Yavapai County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Smelter City
  • Cornville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Cherry
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • West Sedona
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Big Park
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Park
    • Big Park is located in Yavapai County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Big Park
  • McGuireville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGuireville
    • McGuireville is located in Yavapai County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on McGuireville
  • Oak Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarkdale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clarkdale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clarkdale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clarkdale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarkdale. See our Newspapers Page for Clarkdale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarkdale ...

Looking for more information about Clarkdale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clarkdale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clarkdale.

Adding Clarkdale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clarkdale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Clarkdale was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1930.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clarkdale.

The official website for Clarkdale:

The official website for Yavapai County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yavapai, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarkdale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarkdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Clarkdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clarkdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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