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

The community of Prescott is the Seat for Yavapai County.

Yavapai County is one of the original counties of Arizona and was founded in 1864.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Yavapai had a population of 215,686 people. This is an increase of 28.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 167,517 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Yavapai represented 3.27% of the total population of Arizona, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 15 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010211,033+25.98%-2.16% since 2009
2009215,686+28.75%+0.35% since 2008
2008214,930+28.3%+1.38% since 2007
2000167,517The Last Census

More information can be found on the Yavapai County Census Page for Yavapai County.


Below are some of the communities located in Yavapai County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Yavapai County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Prescott   42,74933,93825.96% increase  
Prescott Valley   38,46323,53563.4% increase  
Cottonwood   11,3619,17923.77% increase  
Chino Valley   11,1827,83542.72% increase  
Camp Verde   10,8719,45115.02% increase  

Websites for Yavapai County

Official Website:   www.co.yavapai.az.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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