Population: 43,200+ (The city has experienced more than 20% growth since 2000)
Median Age: 45 years
Climate: Four seasons with mild summers and winters
Year-Round Temperatures (Average Highs / Lows)
- Spring (March-May): 66 F/33 F
- Winter (Dec-Feb): 51 F/22 F
- Summer (Jun-Aug): 86 F/53 F
- Fall (Sep-Nov): 71 F/37 F
Elevation: 5,400 feet
Annual Precipitation: 19 inches
Other Prescott Facts:
- Prescott started as a mining town in the mid-1800s thanks to the discovery of gold.
- It was designated as the original capital of the Arizona Territory in 1863. In 1889, the capital was changed to Phoenix.
- Prescott is home to the World's Oldest Rodeo.
- The city is home to Prescott College, Yavapai College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, one of the world's top education resources for aviation and aerospace science.
- 525 buildings in Prescott are on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Several Victorian-style homes are found throughout Downtown Prescott area.
- Prescott is the site of many arts and cultural events throughout the year, such as Frontier Days, Bluegrass Festival, Shakespeare Festival, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, Acker Music Festival and the Cowboy Poets Gathering.