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Prescott (Yavapai: ?Wi:kwatha Ksik?ita; English pronunciation: /?pr?sk?t/ /?pr?sk?t/ PRES-k?t or PRES-kot) is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 39,843. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889.

The towns of Prescott Valley, 7 miles (11 km) east; Chino Valley, 16 miles (26 km) north; Dewey-Humboldt, 13 miles (21 km) east, and Prescott, together comprise what is locally known as the "Quad-City" area. This also sometimes refers to central Yavapai County in general, which would include the towns of: Mayer, Paulden, Wilhoit, and Williamson Valley. Combined with these smaller communities the area had a population of 103,260 as of 2007. Prescott is the center of the Prescott Metropolitan Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as all of Yavapai County . In 2010 Yavapai County had 211,073 residents according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making Metro Prescott the third-largest metropolitan area in Arizona, after Phoenix (4.2 million) and Tucson (1 million). Metro Prescott will eventually become part of the Arizona Sun Corridor megaregion, with a total estimated megapolitan population of 7.4 million people in 2025.

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is located adjacent to and partially within the borders of Prescott.

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Schools in and around Prescott, AZ

Name
Empire Beauty School-Prescott
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Prescott College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,208 average out-state tuition; $26,208 average in-state tuition
Yavapai College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,400 average out-state tuition; $1,608 average in-state tuition
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,680 average out-state tuition; $28,680 average in-state tuition
Northcentral University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $8,808 average out-state tuition; $8,808 average in-state tuition
Universal Technical Institute-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Midwestern University-Glendale
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

Prescott, AZ Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship $3,500 February 15, 2017
SWE Phoenix Section Scholarship $3,000 February 15, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017