Camp Verde, Arizona


  • The Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce building
  • Statue in downtown Camp Verde
  • Some of the Camp Verde night life
  • More retail shops in downtown Camp Verde
Camp Verde, Arizona

Camp Verde started life as a military camp on the Verde River in north-central Arizona. This is a verdant area surrounded by Lower Sonoran Desert. The first settlers arrived in the early 1860's. The first military establishment was a tent colony overlooking the West Clear Creek-area farms. A more permanent fort was established as Camp Lincoln in 1865, then the name was quickly changed to Camp Verde. In 1871 a malaria outbreak forced the moving of the garrison to the center of what is now Camp Verde town. The name was changed again in 1878 to Fort Verde, in hopes of signifying permanence, but the Fort was officially decommissioned in 1890 and everything reverted to being just "Camp Verde."

In the middle of town is the Fort Verde State Historic Park, and just out of town is Montezuma Castle National Monument. These 2 parks bring in more than 1 million visitors per year.

18 miles of the Verde River are within the city limits. Most land outside the city limits is either National Forest Service or BLM.

Between 2000 and 2012 the population of Camp Verde rose by more than 15%.

 
Ruins on the cliff above Montezuma Well
Montezuma Castle
Fast Facts about Camp Verde, Arizona
Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ 86322
Latitude: 34.5667°N
Longitude: 111.8562°W
Incorporated: December 8, 1986
Elevation: 3,151'

Education:
High School or Higher:78.1 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.1%
Cost of Living Index for Camp Verde: 90.8

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $35,800
Median Home Value: $116,100
Median Resident Age: 44.0 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Health Care, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Social Services, Transportation Services, Arts & Entertainment, Utilities, Retail Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 8.8%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
10,873
Males
5,576
Females
5,297
Population by Age
Under 18
2,430
18 & over
8,443
20-24
575
25-34
1,094
35-49
1,957
50-64
2,414
65 & over
2,148
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
1,779
Non Hispanic or Latino
9,094
Population by Race
White
8,885
African-American
50
Asian
46
Native American
788
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
13
Other
644
Two or more
447
 
Yavapai County Pages