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The elevation of a town or city tells us how high or low it is in relation to the mean sea level of Earth. The city of Prescott, AZ has an elevation of 5,368.23 feet (1,636 m), which is exceptionally high when compared to the majority of other towns and cities all around the United States, especially major coastal locations like Los Angeles or New York City. The nearby towns of Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt have elevations of 5,026 feet (1,532 m), 4,707 feet (1,435 m), and 4,581 feet (1,396 m), so Prescott, AZ, has the highest elevation of the four cities that make up the 'Quad-City' area.
Arizona residents are used to living at relatively high elevations in general as the state is one of the highest in all of America. Arizona has a mean elevation of 4,100 feet (1250 m), so the elevation of Prescott is significantly higher than the state’s average. . The highest point in the state of Arizona is Humphreys Peak, which stands at a very high elevation of 12,633 feet (3,851 m) and can be found a short drive from the city of Flagstaff. Meanwhile, the lowest point in the state of Arizona is a section of the Colorado River which is situated just 70 feet (21 m) above sea level.
Other cities around Arizona include Tucson, which has an elevation of 2388 feet (728 m), the state capital of Phoenix, which has an elevation of just 1,086 feet (331 m), and Scottsdale, which has an elevation of 1,257 feet (380 m). The city with the highest elevation in Arizona is Flagstaff, which has an elevation of 6,910 feet (2,106 m), so the elevation of Prescott isn’t the highest in the state but is still higher than most major cities.