Prescott is the county seat of Yavapai County and home to 41,810 residents (est. 2015). Since 2000, the City’s population has grown by 17.1 percent and the metro area saw an increase of 28.9 percent. The city has two colleges and one university. Surrounded by the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pine, Prescott is Arizona’s 3rd largest metro area located in north central Arizona and just 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Boasting a four-season climate with temperatures 15 – 20 degrees cooler than the desert valley, Prescott delivers a breathtaking living environment that continues to attract people from throughout the United States. The City of Prescott is known nationally as “Arizona’s Christmas City” and “Everyone’s Hometown.”
The City of Prescott is the heart of the region’s more than 90,000 workers. Prescott has more than 4,500 businesses that deliver key goods and services that make the city a smart place to do business. The Prescott Municipal Airport (Ernest A. Love Airport) provides air access to three runways and daily non-stop flights to Los Angeles. The airport’s main runway serves all sizes of corporate aircraft. Businesses that host overnight clients will find more than 1,300 hotel rooms in Prescott with more to come. Travel around the areas is provided by SR 69, SR 89 & 89A with a connection to Interstate 40 and Interstate 17.
2017 Community Profile Generated from Arizona Zoom Prospector.