Prescott 77 Exceptional
Prescott Livability #47 ranked city in Arizona#6,127 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Prescott Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Prescott Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% higher than Arizona
11616% more expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Prescott cost of living
C Prescott Crime Total crime is 32% lower than Arizona
Total crime
1,84022% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5522% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Prescott crime
C- Prescott Employment Household income is 6% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$48,25913% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3952% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Prescott employment
D Prescott Housing Home value is 60% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$283,50053% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$85410% lower than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Prescott real estate or Prescott rentals
A- Prescott Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
93%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Prescott K-12 schools
B+ Prescott User Ratings There are a total of 48 ratings in Prescott
Overall user rating
75% 48 total ratings
User reviews rating
62% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
78% 43 total surveys
all Prescott poll results

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      Living in Prescott, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Prescott is a medium-sized city with a population of 41,090 residents. According to the most recent Census, 94% of Prescott residents are White, 1% Black and 1% Asian. Based on an average age of 56, Prescott appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Prescott might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 80% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Living in Prescott can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Arizona, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Prescott and in the areas around Prescott is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Prescott is 71/100 and the city is ranked in the 69th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Prescott ranks very well for amenities (A+). On a less positive note, Prescott does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (D) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Prescott on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Whiskey Row, Downtown Historic Area, and Prescott Brewing Company.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Prescott. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Prescott are affordable. Median real estate prices in Prescott come in at $283,500, which is 60.3% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Prescott, the home price to income ratio is 5.9, which is 68.6% higher than the Arizona average. Real estate appreciation rates in Prescott are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Prescott homes comes in at 8.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.7%.

      Prescott transportation information

      Average one way commute18min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.7%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.4%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.7%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.9%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home8.1%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Prescott, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).