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Sedona ranks high in Community Survey

Post Date:01/17/2018 5:30 p.m.

Residents give high rankings to Sedona's quality of life.  The 2017 Sedona Community Survey results show how Sedona compares to other cities across the U.S. and how residents' perceptions have changed since the survey was conducted in 2007.

Results highlights: 

  • Most respondents rated quality of life in Sedona as excellent or good, on-target with the national benchmark.
  • Respondents generally feel Sedona is a safe place.
  • Sedona rates low as a place to raise children compared to the national benchmark. Residents’ perception of Sedona as a place to raise children also declined from 2007.
  • Perceptions of local government are generally lower than national benchmarks, but equal to or lower than in previous Sedona surveys.
  • The natural environment, overall appearance, perceptions of neighborhoods and safety received the highest scores, with more than 90 percent positive.
  • Traffic flow, employment opportunities, public transportation, affordable housing, cost of living and child care received the lowest scores, of 25 percent or fewer positive.

“The results from the survey will help inform decisions at City Hall,” says Lauren Browne, citizen engagement coordinator. “The results suggest where we should dig deeper and also help us know in what areas our efforts are working.”

The survey was administered by the National Research Center to ensure statistical validity, with a random sample of 1,500 residents, of which 500 responded.

Download the full survey report from the Citizen Engagement web page

For more information contact Lauren Browne at 928-203-5068 or




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