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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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Prescott is a town in Arizona with a population of 41,468. Prescott is in Yavapai County. Living in Prescott offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Prescott there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Prescott and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Prescott are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$301,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse 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
    304.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    281.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,761.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Prescott

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,812
National
$55,322
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We've lived here for 3 years now. The altitude (5400 ft) took a few months to adjust to, took daily naps...LOL. Weather is a LOT cooler then Phoenix valley, gets snow in winter and averages around 90 in Summer. People are friendly. Senior healthcare costs us $86 a month (couple) more then Phoenix as Yavapai county is considered rural. Wish that would change so seniors could save on cost. Other then that, it's relaxing place to live, can do or not do pretty much anything you like. Sedona is 1.5 hr away which makes a great day outing.
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Prescott is Arizona's "big-little" town: the size can feel big, but everyone is friendly which makes it feel little. Weather is fantastic because all four seasons appear in some capacity throughout the year. Prescott is not the best place to live for young people because the population is roughly 65% elderly and retired folks. However, Prescott has been rated among the top cities to live in the United States for retirees to live. I have lived in Prescott for 20 years and enjoy the festivities downtown and endless outdoor activities throughout the incredible landscape.
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!