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Prescott at a Glance

At A Glance

COST OF LIVING

According to the Council for Community and Economic Research, Prescott’s cost of living was 103.8 percent versus a national average of 100.0 percent. (Source: ACCRA Survey, Second Quarter, 2011)

CLIMATE

Prescott’s location at a mile-high elevation provides it with a perfect, mild four-season climate. Due to the breezes coming off the mountain, summer temperatures remain moderate, with daytime highs averaging in the 80s and nighttime lows ranging in the 50s. Prescott’s winters are just as moderate with daytime temperatures generally in the 50s and with occasional snowfall. While the area’s spring season may be a bit breezy at times, its autumns are beautiful.

LOCATION

Elevation — 5,347 feet
Latitude — 34 degrees N 32
Longitude — 112 degrees W 28

POPULATION

YEAR — City of Prescott — Yavapai County

1950 — 6,764 — 24,991
1960 — 12,861 — 28,912
1970 — 13,631 — 37,912
1980 — 19,865 — 68,145
1990 — 26,592 — 107,714
2000 — 33,938 — 167,617
2010 — 39,843 — 228,494

(U.S. 2010 Census for most recent figures)

TEMPERATURE

Month — Low — High — Precipitation — Snow

January — 23.3° — 50.9° — 1.58” — 4.1”
February — 25.6° — 54.2° — 1.87” — 4.6”
March — 29.7° — 57.9° — 1.91” — 5.7”
April — 35.2° — 65.2° — 0.76” — 1.5”
May — 42.8° — 73.8° — 0.64” — ----
June — 51.2° — 84.6° — 0.40” — ----
July — 58.5° — 88.3° — 2.87” — ----
August — 57.0° — 86.0° — 3.28” — ----
September — 50.1° — 80.8° — 2.07” — ----
October — 39.1° — 71.4° — 1.28” — ----
November — 28.5° — 59.6° — 1.25” — 1.4”
December — 23.3° — 51.7° — 1.28” — 2.7”
YEAR — 38.7° — 68.7° — 19.19” — 20.0”

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