Camp Verde is the oldest community in the Verde Valley, with its origins dating back to the 1860’s. It is a western town, proud of its heritage and the natural beauty and mountain vistas that surround it. Cliff dwellings near Camp Verde give evidence of the Sinagua Indians, who populated the area in the 1400’s. Camp Verde is where the first military camp in the Verde Valley, Fort Verde, was established in 1865. Today Fort Verde is the site of the Fort Verde State Historic Park. Camp Verde is home to the Fort Verde Days annual event in October.
Camp Verde is intersected by Interstate 17, just 90 miles north of the metropolitan Phoenix area. It was incorporated in 1986. The elevation is 3,151 feet. The land area of Camp Verde is 42.6 square miles, which is huge! However the density is very low, 255 people per square mile.
Camp Verde is home to 10,873 residents, with an estimated annual household income of $38,368.* The median home sold in the fiscal year ending July, 2012, sold for $125,750 and was about 1,326 square feet in size.
*The estimated median household income for Arizona is $48,745. Estimated income numbers are for 2009.