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Welcome to Jerome ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Jerome, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

The town was incorporated in 1899.

When the people of Jerome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jeromeite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jerome has a population of 457 people<3> (see below for details).

Jerome is 4,620 feet [1,408 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Jerome is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Jerome is located in the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Jerome: 86331<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jerome had an population of 457 people. This is an increase of 2.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jerome had a population of 444 people. This makes Jerome the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 444 people, the population of Jerome increased 34.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 329 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jerome ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 22 communities that are also named Jerome - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Jerome ...

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

  • Prescott Valley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Chino Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Cottonwood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Camp Verde
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Dewey - Humboldt
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
    • Dewey - Humboldt is located in Yavapai County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
  • Clemenceau ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clemenceau have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemenceau
    • Clemenceau is located in Yavapai County
  • Smelter City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter City
    • Smelter City is located in Yavapai County
  • Cherry
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Cornville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Dewey
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)

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 Jerome. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jerome.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jerome. 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 Jerome.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jerome. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jerome.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jerome ...

Looking for more information about Jerome? 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 Jerome, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jerome.

Adding Jerome to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jerome 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 Jerome was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Jerome post office opened in 1883.

We also found Jerome in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jerome.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jerome. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jerome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jerome may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jerome.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jerome - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Jerome). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jerome or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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