Prescott, Arizona  – “Everybody’s Hometown” and “Arizona’s Christmas City”

Location

Prescott is located in Arizona’s central mountains; four mild seasons offer just enough variation to make the weather interesting. Prescott is located 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. The city was established in 1864, incorporated in 1881 and is the seat of government for Yavapai County. The city is named in honor of noted historian William Hickling Prescott.

Elevation & Climate

At an elevation of 5,347 ft., mile-high Prescott has an ideal four-season climate, mountain breezes keeping summer time temperatures from reaching the grueling levels of Phoenix. Daytime temperatures rarely exceed 85 degrees, and winter days are filled with sunshine. Humidity is a moderate 45% year-round. July marks Prescott’s monsoon season with cool afternoon thunderstorms.

Population

Prescott reflects many cultures; among these are Native American, Hispanic and Anglo. Anglos comprise 88.2% of the population base.
1950 | 6,764
1960 | 12,861
1970 | 13,134
1980 | 20,055
1990 | 26,455
2000 | 33,938

College & Universities

Yavapai College | 1000 E. Sheldon St., Prescott AZ 86301 | (928) 445-7300 | www.yavapai.cc.az.us

Prescott College | 220 Grove Ave., Prescott AZ 86301 | (928) 778-2090 | www.prescott.edu

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | 3200 Willow Creek Rd. Prescott AZ 86301 | (928) 778-3800 | www.erau.edu

Northern Arizona University Extension | www.nau.edu

Northcentral University | 505 W Whipple St., Prescott AZ 86301 | (928) 541-7777 | www.ncu.edu

Government

City of Prescott | 201 S. Cortez, Prescott, AZ 86301 | (928) 777-1100 | www.cityofprescott.net

Prescott Police Department | 222 S. Marina St., Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 778-1444

Prescott Fire Department | 1700 Iron Springs Rd., Prescott, AZ 86301 | (928) 445-5555

Yavapai County | 1015 Fair St., Prescott, AZ 86301 | (928) 771-3100 | www.co.yavapai.az.us

Yavapai County Sheriff Office | 255 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301 | (928) 771-3260

Source: All from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce