Yavapai County

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Yavapai County, Arizona

1015 Fair St Rm 310
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3200
Fax: (928) 771-3257
www.co.yavapai.az.us

In central AZ, north of Phoenix; original county; organized Dec 21, 1860 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For a tribe of Yuman linguistic stock who lived in western AZ. Name has been variously explained. Most probable is 'sun people,' from enyaeva 'sun'; pai 'people'. Other theories include 'hill country' from yava 'hill'; Spanish pais 'country'; and 'crooked-mouth (surly) people.'

Area (sq mi):: 8127.78 (land 8123.30; water 4.48) Population per square mile: 24.50
Population 2005: 198,701 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 18.60%; 1990-2000 55.50% Population 2000: 167,517 (White 86.60%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 9.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.20%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 44.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,727; median household $34,901; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,150-$22,075
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Prescott County seat (38,930)
  • Prescott Valley (30,231)
  • Sedona (11,067)
  • Cottonwood (10,424)
  • Camp Verde (10,033)

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