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86301, 86302, 86303, 86304, 86305, 86313, 86330

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The population of Prescott is approximately 34,610 (1998), 39843 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,393 (1990), 18611 (2010).

The amount of land area in Prescott is 83.864 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.424 sq kilometers.
The distance from Prescott to Washington DC is 2088 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 74 miles. (as the crow flies)
Prescott is positioned 34.57 degrees north of the equator and 112.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Prescott elevation is 5,347 feet above sea level.
Prescott per capita income is $20,643 (1998).
The Prescott median home price is $160,650.

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Prescott location: about 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and about 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Interstate Highway 17 is located 36 miles southeast of Prescott via Arizona Highway 69 or 169. Prescott is also located 52 miles South of Interstate 40 via U.S. Highway 89.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Prescott is mild. Summer temperatures are rarely over 85 with winter temps averaging about 50. The humidity is only about 45% all year. Some snow does fall, but usually melts rapidly.
Prescott average annual rainfall is 19 inches per year
Prescott average annual snowfall is 21 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 36.9 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 69.6 degrees F.
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Prescott history:

First discovered in 1838 and then again in 1861, gold first brought prospectors as the first settlers of the area. During this Civil War time, the Union claimed Arizona as a territory because of its rich gold deposits. The first governor, John N. Goodwin choose Prescott as the first capital of Arizona. Later it was moved to Flagstaff and then ultimately to Phoenix. In 1900, a disastrous fire burned Prescott to the ground; but it was rebuilt, and many of the buildings you see today are reminders of its past. Today, the older residential streets are lined with tall trees and pitched-roof frame houses, including turreted Victorians. Prescott has many homes and businesses on the National Register of Historic Places. Prescott is located in the middle of the Prescott National Forest. The city is named in honor of William Hicking Prescott, a noted historian. The locals call it "Preskit." Other oldtimers may say it, "Prescutt."
The settling of Prescott: 1864
The incorporation date of Prescott: 1881

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Prescott attractions:

Bucky O'Neill Monument

Prescott Animal Park

The Marks House
Prescott, Arizona
A Victorian Home built in 1894

Phippen Museum-Western Art
4701 N US Highway 89
Prescott, AZ 86301-8303
Phone: 928-778-1385
Find out more about the first Pioneers and settlers of northern Arizona.

Sharlot Hall Museum
415 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301-3615
Phone: 928-445-3122
Learn about the history of Prescott..

Bead Museum
140 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303-4718
Phone: 928-445-2431

Highland Center-Natural istory
1980 Williamson Valley Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301-6200
Phone: 928-445-5497

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