Prescott, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2018 Population
224,645
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
52.9
1.34% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
14%
4.78% 1-year decrease
2018 Median Household Income
$50,180
2018 Median Property Value
$231,600
2018 Employed Population
84,142

About

In 2018, Prescott, AZ had a population of 225k people with a median age of 52.9 and a median household income of $50,180.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prescott, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.7%), White (Hispanic) (10.9%), Other (Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%). 0% of the households in Prescott, AZ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97% of the residents in Prescott, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Prescott, AZ was $231,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%. Most people in Prescott, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Prescott, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Prescott, AZ is home to a population of 225k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.26% of Prescott, AZ residents were born outside of the country (14.1k people).

In 2018, there were 7.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (181k people) in Prescott, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.4k White (Hispanic) and 6.35k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prescott, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    181k ± 68
  2. White (Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 1.33k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.35k ± 1.32k
14.4%
Hispanic Population
32.5k people

In 2018, there were 7.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (181k people) in Prescott, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.4k White (Hispanic) and 6.35k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.4% of the people in Prescott, AZ are hispanic (32.5k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14.1k people
6.36%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
14.1k people

As of 2018, 6.26% of Prescott, AZ residents (14.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%.

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Age by Nativity

53
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Prescott, AZ was 52.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    511,312 ± 16,907 people
  2. India
    42,364 ± 5,038 people
  3. Canada
    40,823 ± 4,946 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,312 Arizona residents, followed by India with 42,364 and Canada with 40,823.

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Citizenship

97%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97% of Prescott, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,848 ± 697
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,689 ± 417
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,354 ± 358

Prescott, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arizona (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Prescott, AZ is $50,180. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Prescott, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $68,649, followed by Pinal County, AZ and Coconino County, AZ, with respective values of $62,057 and $58,085.

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,297. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Prescott, AZ employs 84.1k people. The largest industries in Prescott, AZ are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,180
2018 value
± $1,188

Households in Prescott, AZ have a median annual income of $50,180, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Arizona.
$63,958
Average Male Salary in Arizona
± $1,363
$49,297
Average Female Salary in Arizona
± $1,078

In 2019, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arizona
  1. Asian
    $63,858 ± $4,906
  2. White
    $51,931 ± $926
  3. Alaska Native
    $50,273 ± $36,628

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arizona.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prescott, AZ is from Arizona.
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.467
2018 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2019, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.338% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prescott, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $68,649, followed by Pinal County, AZ and Coconino County, AZ, with respective values of $62,057 and $58,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Prescott, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prescott, AZ (30.8k out of 220k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prescott, AZ is false, followed by false and false.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

84.1k
2018 Value
± 2,432

In 2018, there were 84.1k employees (± 2,432) in Prescott, AZ.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prescott, AZ, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

84.1k
2018 Value
± 2,432

In 2018, there were 84.1k employees (± 2,432) in Prescott, AZ.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prescott, AZ, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prescott, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Prescott, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Prescott, AZ, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prescott, AZ, by median earnings, are .

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.5B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $22.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($22.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$196B
2018 Value in Arizona
$475B
Projected 2045 Value in Arizona
143% growth

In 2018, total outbound Arizona trade was $196B. This is expected to increase 143% to $475B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.7B
  2. $11.5B
  3. $4.41B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $28.7B, followed by Texas with $11.5B and Michigan and $4.41B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Donald J. Trump with 48.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (45.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.13%). The most partisan county was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arizona
48.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arizona
  1. 72.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arizona was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arizona colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prescott, AZ was $231,600 in 2018, which is 0.963 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. The homeownership rate in Prescott, AZ is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Prescott, AZ have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prescott, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$231,600
2018 Median
± $4,016

In 2018, the median property value in Prescott, AZ was $231,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prescott, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prescott, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,180
Median Household Income
± $1,188
96k
Number of Households
± 2,281

In 2018, the median household income of the 96k households in Prescott, AZ was $50,180.

The following chart displays the households in Prescott, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Prescott, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prescott, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.9% of the housing units in Prescott, AZ were occupied by their owner.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Prescott, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prescott, AZ have a similar commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% of the workforce in Prescott, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.51%)

In 2018, 76.2% of workers in Prescott, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (7.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prescott, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prescott, AZ have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

89.6% of the population of Prescott, AZ has health coverage, with 29.5% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 21.7% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 3.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1523 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year (1505 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1586 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 713 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.8%). Additionally, Yuma County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,523 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,523 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year (1,505 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arizona
$4,035
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,032
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,096
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.4%
Uninsured
29.5%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
21.7%
Medicare
18.7%
Non-Group
3.15%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prescott, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.8% prevalence
  2. 16.3% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 17.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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