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Prescott, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Prescott had a population of 303 as of July 1, 2020. Prescott ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prescott is located at latitude 46.2996 and longitude -118.315 in Walla Walla County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prescott encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walla Walla County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 2412506) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Prescott is located within Eureka Flat Division of Walla Walla County.


Prescott, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 303 (100%)
Population in Households 294 (97.0%)
Population in Families 246 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 3.0%)
Population Density 755
Diversity Index2 74


Median Household Income $42,958
Average Household Income $52,333
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $17,219
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $167,500
Average Home Value $426,695
Housing Affordability Index3 164


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.47% -0.27%
Households -0.36% -0.15%
Families 1.21% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Prescott, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 519 17th
Population Density # 359 43rd
Median Household Income # 559 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 496 79th
Per Capita Income # 598 4th
Diversity Index # 49 92nd

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