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Welcome to Prescott ...

The city of Prescott is located in Yavapai County<1> and is the County Seat for Yavapai County.

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.

  • Prescott Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott Valley
    • Prescott Valley [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott Valley<6>
  • Chino Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chino Valley
    • Chino Valley [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chino Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chino Valley<6>
  • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
    • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey - Humboldt
  • Granite Dells [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Dells
    • Granite Dells [Yavapai County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Prescott
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Dells
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Iron Springs [Yavapai County]
    • Howells [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
      • Howells [Yavapai County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Prescott
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Walker [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Yavapai County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Prescott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Wilhoit [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilhoit
      • Wilhoit [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Prescott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilhoit
    • Williamson [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Prescott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • McCabe [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCabe
      • McCabe [Yavapai County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Prescott
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McCabe. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>

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/

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 Prescott.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prescott - 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 city (such as Prescott). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prescott or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Prescott includes: 86301, 86302, 86303, 86304 & 86305.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prescott) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Prescott. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prescott

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prescott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5451, Longitude: -112.4701    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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