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A profile of Prescott shows a population composed mainly of older white citizens, slightly more females than males, who lean heavily toward the Republican Party affiliation.

Prescott's reputation as a retirement destination is evident. The median age of a Prescott citizen is 43.7 years, several years older than nearby Prescott Valley. The city ranks 21 among 47 other towns and cities in Arizona in oldest median age.

The community is Republican by almost a 2-to-1 margin, and is considered politically conservative.

Population

Year Population Year Population
1950 6764 1995 30606
1960 12861 1996 31275
1970 13030 1997 32307
1980 20005 2000
(projected)
34366
1990 26592
2011 39,843

Age

The chart below shows the population broken down by age group.

Population age graph

Race

This chart shows the ethnic makeup of the population:

Race Percent of population
White 95.2
American Indian 1.2
Black 0.5
Chinese 0.1
Japanese 0.1
Filipino 0.1
Korean 0.1
Other 2.5

Political Affiliation

Republican 12185
Democrat 6245
Independent 1172
Libertarian 150
Green 64
Reform 40
Liberty 6
American Independents 4
Populists 2
National Law Party 1
No party 2001
Other 29

Prescott Area in a Nut Shell

Population Comparison:  

Prescott - 39,843

Prescott Valley - 38,822

Chino Valley - 10,817

Yavapai County - 211,033

(Source:  U. S. Census 2010)

Economic Indicators: 

Sales tax revenue up 6.6% FY11 (through Dec. 31)

Unemployment (Dec. 2011): Prescott - 8.6%

Cost of Living Index:

(2011): 103.7 (national norm of 100.0)



Sources for this page:
1990-2010 U.S. Census
Prescott Chamber of Commerce
Yavapai County Voter Registration Department

Opinions are solely those of the writers at movingtoprescott.com.