Dewey-Humboldt

The Town of Dewey-Humboldt was incorporated on December 20, 2004. The Town has a population of 3,962 (2015 estimate) and encompasses over 18 square miles of land. Dewey-Humboldt adopted its motto: "Arizona's Country Town." It is conveniently located off SR 69 and SR 169 with only an hour’s easy drive from the Phoenix metro area.

Before incorporation, Dewey and Humboldt represented two distinct communities during the last 100 plus years with Dewey having an agricultural and ranching economy while the Humboldt area had an economy based in mining. The historical backgrounds of Dewey and Humboldt afford Dewey-Humboldt the opportunity of a variety of life styles co-existing in the same community. In addition to smaller lots in some areas of the town, residential lot sizes are typically larger than 1/2 acre with most lots being 1.6 acres or greater.

Dewey-Humboldt offers abundant open spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities. The Town borders Prescott National Forest and Arizona state land to the east, west and south. The Bureau of Management also has vacant properties located within the town boundary. Many know Dewey-Humboldt because of Young’s Farm which is now Mortimer’s Farm. The Farm continues to offer many special events and agricultural themed opportunities all year round. Not only is Dewey-Humboldt’s land beautiful, its people are unique. The president for Lions Club International resides in the town. The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society, run by wonderful volunteers, operates a very quaint museum on Main Street to showcase the rich history of the community. The hundred-year old Agua Fria Festival originated here and recently celebrated its 110th event in October 2014.

In terms of educational opportunities, Humboldt Elementary School (HES) is a nationally acclaimed blue-ribbon school and the top rated elementary school in Arizona. In addition to HES, the Humboldt Unified School District also has five other elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school serving the area. Along with the public school district, there are numerous charter schools located throughout the area. Higher education is conveniently available to Dewey-Humboldt residents as well. Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University both offer accelerated degree programs at their campuses within an easy drive from Dewey-Humboldt. Nearby Prescott College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University also provide excellent higher education opportunities.

Dewey-Humboldt residents have easy access to healthcare facilities located in the Prescott and Prescott Valley. Along with abundant medical offices, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital and the United States Veterans Affairs Medical Center also operate campuses in nearby communities.

Dewey-Humboldt prides itself on maintaining its rural flavor and providing low density development amidst the hustle and bustle of surrounding communities. With plenty of open space, low crime rate, mild seasons all year round, a variety of housing options and life styles, its close vicinity to the Phoenix metropolitan area, and its great people, Dewey-Humboldt is truly a great place to live, work, recreate, and even locate a business. We look forward to seeing you.

2015 Community Profile Completed by the Arizona Commerce Authority

2015 Community Profile Generated by Arizona Zoom Prospector