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About Yavapai County

Everything we do at the REDC is to promote individual and economic flourishing in Yavapai County. If you are interested in living or working in this region, read on to learn more about the geography, demographics, opportunities, individual cities and towns, and much more.

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Beautiful Scenery

If you have ever been to Arizona, then you are probably aware of the beautiful scenery that encompasses the entire state. This is especially true for Yavapai County.

You will discover a rich history in the region as well as a wide array of state and national parks and monuments that are a must-see for anyone moving to the area. Red Rock State Park, the Verde River, and the many historic Native American structures built into the surrounding landscape are just a few of these unique regional gems.

Each year thousands of visitors flock to Yavapai to enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, bouldering, shopping and even wine tasting. Although the county’s population is only around 250,000, it boasts all of the necessary amenities including hospitals, educational and financial institutions.

Comfortable Climate

If you are considering Yavapai County as your home, you can rest assured that the climate is comfortable. While there are days during the summer months where the temperature will creep into the 100’s, and snow is prevalent during the winter months, neither is too extreme.

  • Annual Average Rain: 16 inches
  • Annual Average Snow: 6 inches
  • Summer High: the July high is around 94 degrees
  • Winter Low: the January low is 28

Plenty of Sunshine

Yavapai County averages 272 days of sunlight a year—well over the national US average of 205! If alternative energy is your preferred source for power, Yavapai County's climate is conducive to using solar power.

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Yavapai County City & Town Information

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City of Cottonwood

City of Prescott

City of Sedona

Town of Camp Verde

Town of Chino Valley

Town of Clarkdale

Town of Dewey-Humboldt

Town of Jerome

Town of Prescott Valley


Yavapai County is a great place for businesses to thrive. With a strong and supportive business community, excellent transportation infrastructure, and a favorable tax climate, businesses in Yavapai County enjoy many benefits. The county is also home to a skilled and highly-educated workforce, as well as abundant natural resources and breathtaking scenery that make it an attractive place for businesses and employees alike. Whether you're a startup or an established enterprise, Yavapai County provides a supportive and dynamic environment for businesses to grow and succeed.


Yavapai County is known for its favorable demographics, including a growing population, a highly educated workforce, and a strong economy. The region is part of the Phoenix economic trade zone which provides access to a strong supply network, talent pipeline, and 4.5 million consumers. The county is home to a diverse mix of urban and rural communities, with a growing number of retirees, young families, and professionals choosing to live and work in the area. Yavapai County is an attractive destination for many, making it a dynamic and thriving community.


State Highway and Transportation System

Yavapai County is the fourth-largest county in Arizona and is located in the heart of the state. Yavapai County boasts a highly developed transportation infrastructure that supports its growing population and thriving economy. The county is outlined by two interstates (I-17 and I-40) as well as eight state highways. With a well-maintained network of roads, highways, and bridges, residents and businesses have convenient access to all areas of the country.

Additionally, Yavapai County is served by several major airports and public transportation options, making it easy to travel to and from the area.

AZ Sun Corridor

Yavapai County is 1 of 5 counties along the significant economic and technological route of the Sun Corridor that reaches from Prescott to Nogales (other counties include Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, and Santa Cruz). Interstate 17 and a portion of Interstate 10 are known as Arizona’s Sun Corridor, which is one of the fastest growing conurbations (or megaregion) in the country. This corridor is poised to double in population from 5 to 10 million by 2050.1

1The Morrison Institute for Public Policy. (2008, June). Megapolitan: Arizona's Sun Corridor. Retrieved from http://www.america2050.org/2008/06/megapolitan-arizonas-sun-corri


Yavapai County is home to numerous K-12 districts throughout the county and three institutions of Higher Education. It has a unique blend of public, private and charter schools.

To see all of the educational options and services please visit the Yavapai Education Service Agency page.

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