Yavapai County, Arizona

Yavapai County is a county located in the middle of the U.S. state of Arizona in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Prescott.


The County lies to the west of the geographical center of Arizona and has an area of ​​21,039 square kilometers, of which about eleven square kilometers of water. The County is home to the Prescott National Forest and in the Mingus Mountain.


The Yavapai County was formed on November 9, 1864 as one of the four Originalcountys. The counties Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, and Navajo were formed in the aftermath of it. The present boundaries of the county have been in 1891., The county was named after the Yavapai, the original inhabitants of this area.

Demographic data

2000 2010

According to the census in 2010, 211 033 people lived in Yavapai County. There were 70 171 households and 46 733 families. The population density was 8 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 91.89 percent White, 0.39 percent Black or African American, 1.60 percent Native American, 0.51 percent Asian, 0.08 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 3.58 percent from other races groups; 1.95 percent were descended from two or more races. 9.78 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 70 171 households out of which 23.8 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 55.0 percent were married couples living together, 8.1 percent were single mothers, 33.4 percent were non-families. 26.7 percent of all households and 12.4 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.

Based on the county the population was spread from 21.1 percent population under 18 years, 7.1 percent between 18 and 24 years, 22.4 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 22.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household was $ 34,901, and the median income for a family was $ 40,910. Males have a median income of $ 30,738, women $ 22,114. The per capita income was $ 19,727. 11.9 percent of the population and 7.9 percent of families are below the poverty line. This included 15.9 percent of the population under the age of 18 and 6.7 percent of the population aged 65 and over.

Towns and villages

  • Ash Fork
  • Baghdad
  • Big Park
  • Black Canyon City
  • Camp Verde
  • Chino Valley
  • Clarkdale
  • Congress
  • Cordes Lakes
  • Cornville
  • Cottonwood
  • Cottonwood - Verde Village
  • Dewey - Humboldt
  • Jerome
  • Lake Montezuma
  • Mayer
  • Paulden
  • Peeples Valley
  • Prescott
  • Prescott Valley
  • Sedona
  • Seligman
  • Spring Valley
  • Wilhoit
  • Williamson
  • Yarnell