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What You’ll Love About Jerome

The Amenities

Jerome is a highly artistic town, making it a hot-spot for art galleries and specialty shops. If you are seeking a unique shopping experience, Jerome is a perfect place for you to find it.

The Outdoors

Jerome is a gorgeous hilltop community surrounded by a gorgeous desert landscape. Get your taste of the Old West in this beautiful old mine town. 

The Weather

Winters in Jerome rarely reach freezing, tending to be around the low-40s Fahrenheit in the peak of the winter months. Summers are hot and dry, as expected for its location, and can reach the high-90s Fahrenheit.

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Jerome: An Artistic Ghost Town

Jerome, Arizona is the historic copper mining town located high on top of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Flagstaff.   Founded in 1876, Jerome was once the fourth largest city in the Arizona Territory. The population peaked at 15,000 in the 1920’s. The Depression of the 1930’s slowed the mining operation and the claim went to Phelps Dodge, who holds the claim today. World War II brought increased demand for copper, but after the war, demand slowed. Dependent on the copper market, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953.  In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government.

Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450.  Today the mines are silent, and Jerome has become the largest ghost town in America.

Spotlights of Jerome


A Closely Knit Community

As Jerome is such a small town, the community itself is very tight knit. Most of the town's population consists of a highly artistic community, so take advantage of the numerous galleries, historical events, and town-wide scavenger hunts.


Rich History

Once the third largest city in Arizona, 15,000 of the town's population left during the Great Depression when the town's primary source of employment–the copper mines–shut down. With only a fraction of the population left, Jerome was largely a ghost town by the mid-20th century. However, Jerome soon found its place again with a burgeoning artistic community and historic significance.

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The Wonders of Nature

A great way to get to know Jerome would be by visiting the Jerome State Historic Park, a scenic park that overlooks the scenery of Jerome on Cleopatra Hill, as well as educates visitors on Jerome's role as a mining town and the history behind that lifestyle.

Jerome, Arizona

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quick facts

Quick Facts

Population (2016): 444
Zip Code: 86331
County: Yavapai

Mean Home Price (2013): $294,000


Travel Times

Phoenix, AZ: 1 hr 55 min
Flagstaff, AZ: 1 hr 30 min
Public Transportation: Yavapai Regional Transit
Highways: I-17, I-40



District: Clarkdale-Jerome Schools, Cottonwood

Elementary: Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School
Middle: Cottonwood Middle School
High: Mingus Union High School

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