Prescott, AZ
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Living in Prescott

Prescott is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 45,827 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Prescott is the 24th largest community in Arizona.

Prescott home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Prescott real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Prescott is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Prescott is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prescott who work in sales jobs (12.95%), office and administrative support (11.07%), and management occupations (10.38%).

A relatively large number of people in Prescott telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.71 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Prescott citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.68% of adults in Prescott have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prescott in 2018 was $40,348, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,392 for a family of four. However, Prescott contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Prescott is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Prescott home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prescott residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Prescott include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Prescott is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.