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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Prescott house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Prescott is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Prescott is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prescott who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), healthcare (11.48%), and sales jobs (8.65%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.68% 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.

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 18.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Prescott citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.41% of adults in Prescott have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prescott in 2010 was $29,120, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,480 for a family of four. However, Prescott contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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.