Population of Prescott in the 2010 census was officially 39,843. In 2018, the Population of Prescott Estimate is 43,314.

Prescott Population

Prescott Population

Back when Prescott was a “Old West”, and mining, town, there weren’t a lot of people around. Through the Great Depression, and World War II, it was tougher to live here, because there was a lack of infrastructure support.

As Prescott became a great place to retire, and the tourist industry started to boom, Prescott started growing in the 1970s, and should continue to grow.

Learn more about the events that drove the population on the Prescott History page.

Prescott Population By Age

Prescott Population By Age

The chart above shows age distribution of the total population. It takes info from 2017, when the total population was 41,468.

I thought it would trend older than average, but there’s a bump of younger people that surprised me, until I realized that we have 3 colleges in Prescott. I wouldn’t call it a “college town”, but there are a bunch of college age people around.

The information for this page is from the official government census, and related web sites. It’s located at this very good web site: https://factfinder.census.gov/

Age Group Quantity
Under 5 years 1,180
5 to 9 years 1,373
10 to 14 years 1,689
15 to 19 years 2,496
20 to 24 years 2,553
25 to 29 years 1,798
30 to 34 years 1,607
35 to 39 years 1,383
40 to 44 years 1,869
45 to 49 years 1,672
50 to 54 years 2,272
55 to 59 years 2,992
60 to 64 years 3,862
65 to 69 years 4,143
70 to 74 years 3,922
75 to 79 years 2,583
80 to 84 years 2,003
85 years and over 2,071