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Prescott is a city in Yavapai County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after William Hickling Prescott, American historian.

The latitude of Prescott is 34.54N. The longitude is -112.467W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,374 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,576.


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Median household income
Local
$35,446
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Prescott demographic reports
Prescott is on Granite Creek.
Gold was discovered in the region in 1838. Capital of territorial Arizona
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 159. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2006.
Well-known residents have included:
· Fiorella La Guardia, mayor of New York
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Prescott Book Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Native American Arts Festival - May 5-6, 2007
  • Shakespeare Festival - July 27-August 10, 2007
  • Faire on the Square - Sept. 1-3, 2007
  • Folk Music Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Old West Oktoberfest - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Prescott web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Prescott National Forest, Watson Lake, Goldwater Lake
Prescott attractions: Prescott Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Sharlot Hall Museum, Smoki Museum, Phippen Museum of Western Art, Roughrider Memorial Monument
Colleges and universities: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Prescott College, Yavapai College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 59

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Prescott residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prescott ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prescott was $22,565, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Prescott residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Prescott include Courthouse Plaza Historic District, East Prescott Historic District, Joslin and Whipple Historic District, Lynx Creek District, Pine Crest Historic District, West Prescott Historic District, Whipple Heights Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Prescott, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,060.


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Libraries in Prescott include Prescott Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Prescott include Prescott Daily Courier

TV stations in Prescott include KAZT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNAQ.

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Yavapai County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prescott political report.

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The average commute time for Prescott workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Prescott between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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