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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Prescott Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    336
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    414
    500
  • Theft
    1,701
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,259
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Love it! Could use some more choices for lunch for quick bites. Otherwise, good variety of restaurants, stores, nightlife, outdoor activities-walking trails, hiking. Overall, healthy environment. Love the weather!
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I love Prescott! I grew up here and it is a really great little town. It's not super huge but there is all the shopping you'll ever need in Phoenix 2 hours away. It has really great outdoor activities and is pretty safe. However, there are a lot of old people and recovery centers and it's not easy to find a good job while the real estate market is sort of expensive compared to others towns the same size. But it was a really great place to grow up!
Prescott is a beautiful high altitude mountain town, while there are younger families it is a popular retirement community. The surrounding nature is beautiful and refreshing and I enjoyed the minimal air pollution, skies with limited to no light pollution and bold bright starry night skies. I enjoy the abundant opportunities for outdoor activity and adventures. The location is wonderful, close to Sedona and Flagstaff and not far from the big city of Phoenix. As a person in my early 30's I found it quite difficult to find work where I could use my degree. There isn't a bustling nightlife but for those who enjoy a drink with friends historic Whiskey Row has plenty of options to wet one's whistle. The downtown area is full of many small businesses, shops, and restaurants and there is a beautiful courtyard. I feel safe here, compared to bigger cities and find Prescott to be family friendly.