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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 42,068. 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
$328,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Prescott Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    280.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    247.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,734.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    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
$54,037
National
$55,322
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After reading many glowing reviews~ & a few dull ones~ on living in the Prescott area, I felt compelled to make a simple point. Even the positive reviews almost always feel the need to throw in a "but"/"except for" regarding the fact that it's a large retirement population. Here's my point: Is it not acceptable that retired people have an ideal environment in which to live out there lives as well? After spending 40, 50, 60 years working hard, dealing with the stresses of traffic, crime, pollution, crowds etc., isn't it only right & honorable that people have a safe, respectful, peaceful place TO RETIRE IN?!? What has happened to having respect, honor & 'space available' for our older generations?! Of all the towns/cities/areas to live on planet earth, cannot just a few of those be focused on honoring a peaceful existence for the now retired folks who raised you, took care of you & paved the way for you?? *Please keep in mind ~EVERYONE will be a 'retiree' one day~even you. Thank you.
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The weather's great with all four seasons notable. It has a small town feel, but the services and possibilities of your average city! The community is pretty tight-knit and friendly, and there are tons of beautiful trails, parks, lakes, mountains and forested areas for outdoor activities. Over all a great place to be!
Prescott is a historians dream town. Built as the center of the Southwest, there is history pouring out of every building. Although, old people are also pouring out of those buildings. If you are looking for a modern, high tech city, Prescott is not your place. But if you are looking for nice hiking trails, a beautiful downtown, and no diversity, you've found your next vacation getaway! Also, it only gets to be about 102 at the hottest point in the summer, which is wonderful weather compared to Phoenix!