Sedona, Arizona Population 2019

10,335

Sedona is a city located in the state of Arizona. It is located in Coconino and Yavapai counties. The city is most known for its beautiful sandstone formations, which make the perfect site for outdoor activities. This city according to recent estimates has a population of 10,335.

Sedona History

Sedona has been inhabited as far back as 11,500 BC. Throughout its earliest history, many tribes have lived in the area, including the Sinagua people, the Yavapai people, and the Apache Indians. The latter two tribes were removed from the area in 1876. However, several hundred returned at the beginning of the 20th century.

The first white settler came to the region in 1876, the same year that the tribes were removed. Settlers soon followed that established farms and ranches in the area. In the early 20th century, Sedona’s first post office was established.

Sedona was officially founded in 1902. It wasn’t incorporated until 1988. When white settlers arrived in the area, growth was quite slow. In the 1950s, there were just 155 people listed in the city’s phone book. Growth was so slow that some parts of the city did not even receive electricity until the 1960s.

However, it was also the 1950s when Sedona saw a significant increase in tourism. Many people came to Sedona particularly for the sandstone formations, which have been used for mountain biking, hiking, nature walks, and spiritual retreats. These sandstone formations are so impressive that they have been featured in many Hollywood films. Many vacation homes were constructed, and Sedona also became a place where many people came to retire. Construction boomed during the 1980s and 1990s, and today, there is not much undeveloped land within the 19.07 square miles of the city limits.

Today, the city is a center for culture. It hosts many events and festivals each year and has multiple centers for arts. The population has grown more quickly in recent years, according to census data.

Sedona Population Statistics

Sedona has a population of over 10,000 residents. The total area of the city is just over 19 miles, and the population density is over 546 people per square mile.

Residents between the ages of 45 to 64 make up the largest age group in Sedona, making up 35% of the population. Over one-quarter of the population is at least 65 years old, and just 13.7% of the population is under age 18. Close to 10% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.

Sedona Population Growth

Sedona in its earliest years saw very slow growth, but those numbers have climbed quite a bit since 1970. The population exceeded 5,000 in 1980 and had nearly doubled by the 2000 census. In 2010, the population dropped slightly but remained over 10,000. Recent estimates show that the population is up 3.6% from the last poll, indicating that growth may continue. However, a lack of undeveloped land may prohibit the city from seeing any substantial growth in the future.

Sedona, Arizona's estimated population is 10,335 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Sedona, Arizona is the 44th largest city in Arizona based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 543.02 people/mi² (209.66 people/km²).

The overall median age is 58.7 years, 60.1 years for males, and 57.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 6,450 households in the city, with an average size of 1.96 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.6%, with a median rent of $1206/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $446,900.

The median income for households in Sedona, Arizona is $58,417, while the mean household income is $82,535.

Sedona Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sedona was:

  • White: 94.73%
  • Asian: 2.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.72%
  • Other race: 1.22%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Sedona, Arizona?

10,335
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201810,335-2-0.02%
201710,337-17-0.16%
201610,354810.79%
201510,273450.44%
201410,2281391.38%
201310,089740.74%
201210,015130.13%
201110,002-37-0.37%
201010,039-153-0.15%
200010,1922,4722.82%
19907,7202,3523.70%
19805,3680.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,70694.73%
Asian2392.33%
Two or More Races1761.72%
Some Other Race1251.22%

Sedona Population Pyramid 2019

Sedona Median Age

58.7


Total

60.1


Male

57.6


Female

Sedona Adults

There are 9,311 adults, (3,674 of whom are seniors) in Sedona.

Sedona Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

65.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedona Sex Ratio

Female

5,340

52.12%

Male

4,906

47.88%

Sedona Households and Families

Sedona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sedona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married86.3%13.7%
All73.3%26.7%
Female62.2%37.8%
Non Family58.4%41.6%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2201.9673.3
Married2,6412.4986.3
Non Family2,2731.2558.4
Female2302.7162.2
Male762.67100

2.5

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sedona Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2272.53%
9th to 12th Grade2312.57%
High School Graduate1,50116.71%
Some College2,08623.22%
Associates Degree8239.16%
Bachelors Degree2,25525.10%
Graduate Degree1,86020.71%

Sedona Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,8557,5673,814
Hispanic762592171
Asian23223289
Multiple Races11611632
Other Race80679

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,915$32,316$27,151
Less Than High School$23,542$34,280$11,570
High School Grad$20,393$16,719$26,010
Some College$25,455$25,306$25,708
Bachelors Degree$45,344$53,657$31,580
Graduate Degree$45,781$52,614$34,167

$29,915

Average Earnings

$32,316

Average Male

$27,151

Average Female

Sedona Language

Sedona Language by Age

Sedona Language

86.87% of Sedona residents speak only English, while 13.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.11% of the population.

Sedona Poverty

Sedona Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,49986910.22%
Hispanic1,30422917.56%
Multiple176116.25%
Other12597.20%

10.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

13.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Hispanic, with 17.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Multiple, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.53%
High School19.52%
Some College8.49%
Bachelors or Greater7.58%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.55%
Male Unemployed29.59%
Female Employed8.69%
Male Employed3.26%

Sedona Income

Sedona Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,417$82,535
Families$72,106$105,112
Married Families$72,218-
Non Families$36,250$51,783

Sedona Marital Status

Sedona Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sedona Married by Age and Sex

Sedona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Sedona Marital Status by Race

Sedona Veterans

1,141

Number of Veterans

1,085

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam539
Korea144
First Gulf War130
World War II72
Second Gulf War50
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74464
75+360
55 to 64159
35 to 54121
18 to 3437

Sedona Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,08612.23%
Hispanic636.30%
Asian5523.71%

Sedona Veterans by Education

5.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedona Employment Status

51.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Sedona Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

10.93%

Born in Arizona

86.27%

Native Born

13.73%

Foreign Born

7.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.27% of Sedona residents were born in the United States, with 10.93% having been born in Arizona. 7.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.