Prescott, AZ
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Prescott is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 43,314 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.

Prescott is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.27% 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 office and administrative support (13.77%), sales jobs (11.12%), and healthcare (8.97%).

A relatively large number of people in Prescott telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.76% 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.

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Prescott spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Prescott is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.10% of adults in Prescott have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prescott in 2010 was $31,649, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,596 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 French.