City/Town Snapshot: Town of Dewey-Humboldt

The town of Dewey-Humboldt came into being on December 20, 2004. The town has a population of 3,894 (as of the 2010 Census). The town encompasses over 18 square miles of land. The incorporated town established 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 lifestyles 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. The community has a low crime rate.

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 impressive. The president for Lions Club International resides right here in our town. The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society, run by wonderful volunteers, operates a very quaint museum on Main St. to showcase the rich history of the community. The hundred-year old Agua Fria Festival originated here and will celebrate its 110th event in October 2014.

In terms of educational opportunities, Humboldt Elementary School 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 HUSD schools, 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 health care facilities located in the Quad-city area. 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, 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 both live and visit. We look forward to seeing you.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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