Dewey-Humboldt is 85 miles north of Phoenix and 12 miles east of Prescott in the high desert of Northern Arizona. At an elevation of 4,556 feet, town residents enjoy a mild four-season climate which includes an occasional snowfall during the winter months.

The town of Dewey-Humboldt was incorporated in December 2004. Dewey and Humboldt represented two distinct communities during the last 100 plus years with Dewey providing an agricultural and ranching economy while the Humboldt area had an economy based in mining. Remnants of its past are still visible in present day. The town encompasses approximately 20 square miles with a population of 4,000. With a low population density, the community offers plentiful open space, accessible equine opportunities and large residential lots with breathtaking views. The city council is committed to maintaining the rural flavor of the area. The town motto is "Arizona's Country Town."

Principal Economic Activities

Two state highways, SR 69 and SR 169, strategically run through Dewey-Humboldt transporting goods and commerce daily. Many town residents work in the manufacturing, construction, government and retail sectors. Some seek employment in the Quad City area and the Phoenix Metropolitan area. With the aid of modern technology, the community has a growing number of residents operating a business at home. The Humboldt Unified School District is among the largest area employers.

Scenic Attractions

Mortimer Family Farms is located along the Highway 69 corridor in Dewey-Humboldt and provides seasonal events. Many visitors to the Prescott area travel through Dewey-Humboldt. The area had been known as the Tri-City area referring to Prescott, Chino Valley and Prescott Valley. Since Dewey-Humboldt’s incorporation, the proper term is the Quad Cities. The federal and state governments own open space within the town of Dewey-Humboldt. The town conveniently abuts Prescott National Forest which offers year-round recreational opportunities. Dewey-Humboldt, in partnership with the Prescott National Forest, constructed a multi-use trailhead at the end of Newtown Road. This trailhead provides easy access to various recreational opportunities provided by the Prescott National Forest.

Community Facilities

Dewey-Humboldt has a vibrant community library with a very active Friends of the Library group and an activity center not far from Main Street. The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society opened a museum on upper Main Street and offers a walking tour highlighting the rich mining and ranching history of the area. The town of Dewey-Humboldt unveiled its first park, Butte Street Park, in the spring of 2013. It offers trees, turf area, a gazebo and playground equipment. It resides at the location of one of the Arizona Centennial plaques within the town.

Basic Information

Founded 1898 Incorporated 2004
Elevation 4,800 ft. Location Yavapai County
Distance to major cities:
Phoenix 85 miles San Diego 430 miles
Tucson 199 miles Los Angeles 398 miles
Las Vegas 262 miles  


2000 2010 2023 (est.)
Dewey-Humboldt 3,421 3,896 4,440
Yavapai County 167,517 210,899 241,173
State of Arizona 5,130,632 6,401,569 7,285,370

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Arizona Dept. of Revenue & Arizona Tax Research Foundation


Dewey 2.00%
Yavapai County 0.75%
State 5.60%

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Labor Force

2000 2010 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,582 1,942 1,778
Unemployed 72 135 76
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 7.0% 4.3%

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Workforce Education Attainment

Count Share
Less than high school 307 9.9%
High school or equivalent, no college 788 25.4%
Some college or Associate degree 1,298 41.9%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 706 22.8%

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Industry (ranked by employment)

  Count Share
Arts, entertainment, food & recreation services 354 23.3%
Construction 217 14.3%
Retail trade 192 12.6%
Public administration 156 10.2%
Education, health care & social assistance 139 9.1%
Other services, except public administration 130 8.5%
Finance, insurance & real estate 90 5.9%
Professional, scientific, & administrative services 87 5.7%
Wholesale trade 56 3.7%
Manufacturing 41 2.7%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities 37 2.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining 23 1.5%
Information 0 0.0%

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This profile was prepared by the Arizona Commerce Authority in cooperation with local sources. For further information, please contact:

Town of Dewey-Humboldt
Yvonne Kimball
P.O. Box 69, 2735 South Highway 69 Suite 12
Humboldt, AZ 86329
Phone: 928-632-7362
Email: [email protected]
Arizona Commerce Authority
Statewide Economic Development Group
100 N. 7th Ave., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-845-1200
Email: [email protected]

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