Prescott, AZ
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Prescott is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 41,899 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Prescott is the 22nd 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prescott is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (13.72%), healthcare (9.90%), and sales jobs (9.26%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Prescott is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Prescott enrolled in college, Prescott has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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 18.61 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%): 38.47% of adults in Prescott have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prescott in 2010 was $28,680, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,720 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Prescott include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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