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Welcome to Prescott ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Prescott has a population of 44,299 people<2> (see below for details).
Prescott was established in 1864.
The community of Prescott is 5,410 feet [1,649 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Prescott is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Prescott lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
Prescott is within the boundaries of the (928) area code.
The ZIP codes for Prescott: 86301-86305, 86313<4>
Websites for Prescott ...
Official Website: www.cityofprescott.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prescott had an population of 44,299 people. This is an increase of 11.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.53% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Prescott had a population of 39,843 people (which is 18.88% of the total population of Yavapai County). This makes Prescott the county's most populous community.
The population of Prescott represents 0.62% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 39,843 people, the population of Prescott increased 17.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,938 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Prescott.
Adding Prescott to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Prescott in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Prescott elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Prescott on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Prescott ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Prescott - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Prescott.
Communities near Prescott ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Prescott.
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 Prescott. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prescott.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prescott. 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 Prescott.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prescott. Our list includes 68 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Prescott.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prescott ...
Looking for more information about Prescott? 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 Prescott, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Prescott.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Prescott: www.cityofprescott.net/
The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Jan 2021