About Yavapai County
Everything we do at the BWS is to promote individual and economic success in Yavapai County. If you are interested in living or working in this region, learn more about the geography, demographics, opportunities, individual cities and towns, and much more.
On Nature’s Doorstep
Yavapai County has some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in Arizona. From mountainous pine forests to sweeping grasslands, Yavapi County has a lot to offer.
You’ll discover a rich history in the region as well as a wide array of must-see state parks and national monuments. Red Rock State Park, the Verde River, and the many historic Native American structures are just a few unique regional gems.
Each year thousands of visitors flock here to enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and even wine tasting. Although the county’s population is only around 250,000, it boasts all of the necessary amenities including educational and financial institutions, and hospitals.
Unlike some parts of the state, Yavapai County has a mild climate. The temperature creeps into the 100’s a few days in the summer, and it does snow during the winter, but 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 you prefer alternative energy, Yavapai County is conducive to using solar power.
With a strong and supportive business community, excellent transportation infrastructure, and a favorable tax climate, businesses in Yavapai County can thrive. The county is home to a skilled and highly-educated workforce, as well as abundant natural resources that make it an attractive place for new businesses and employees.
Yavapai County boasts 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 moving to the area.
State Highway and Transportation System
Yavapai County is the fourth-largest county in Arizona and is located in the heart of the state. It’s outlined by two interstates (I-17 and I-40) as well as eight state highways. With a well-maintained network of roads, residents and businesses have access to all areas of the county.
Additionally, Yavapai County is served by several major airports, making it even easier to travel to and from the area.
AZ Sun Corridor
I-17 and a portion of I-10 are known as Arizona’s 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.
The Sun Corridor is one of the fastest growing megaregions in the country. It’s 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