Sedona, Arizona Population 2018

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 10,397.

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 to 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, in fact, 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 Demographics

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.

The majority of the population is white, with this race making up over 92% of the population. Blacks, Native Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders each make up less than 1% of the population. Over 4% are another race, 1.57% are mixed, and almost 9% are of Hispanic or Latino origin.

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. 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 still remained over 10,000. Recent estimates show that the population is up 3.6% from the last census, indicating that growth may continue. However, a lack of undeveloped land may prohibit the city from seeing any substantial growth in the future.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201710,3360.00%
201610,336770.75%
201510,259460.45%
201410,2131361.35%
201310,077680.68%
201210,009120.12%
20119,997-43-0.43%
201010,040-152-0.15%
200010,1922,4722.82%
19907,7202,3523.70%
19805,3680.00%

Sedona Population in 2018Source: By Adam Baker from Houston / Moscow / Toulouse (travel a lot) (Cathedral RockUploaded by PDTillman) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White9,509
Asian311
Two or More Races206
Some Other Race143
American Indian and Alaska Native40

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Sedona Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Sedona Median Age

58.3


Total

59


Male

57.9


Female

Sedona Adults

There are 9,239 adults, (3,583 of which are seniors) in Sedona.

Sedona Age Dependency

80.4

Age Dependency Ratio

63.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedona Sex Ratio

Female

5,374

52.64%

Male

4,835

47.36%

Sedona Households and Families

Sedona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sedona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.4%14.6%
All72.2%27.8%
Female64.5%35.5%
Non Family57.3%42.7%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sedona Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1251.9972.2
Married2,5602.5685.4
Non Family2,2641.2357.3
Female2482.9464.5
Male532.34100

2.56

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sedona Households

Sedona Education

Sedona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2232.53%
9th to 12th Grade3063.47%
High School Graduate1,30814.83%
Some College2,10323.85%
Associates Degree7458.45%
Bachelors Degree2,35226.67%
Graduate Degree1,78220.21%

Sedona Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,6117,3313,807
Hispanic722473157
Asian305305123
Multiple Races14314337
Other Race805010
Native American1919

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50.02%.

Sedona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,386$30,665$23,004
Less Than High School$22,027$33,770$
High School Grad$15,347$12,415$23,036
Some College$24,071$25,745$17,155
Bachelors Degree$45,066$52,361$36,144
Graduate Degree$29,250$$32,917

$26,386

Average Earnings

$30,665

Average Male

$23,004

Average Female

Sedona Language

Sedona Language by Age

Sedona Language

83.45% of Sedona residents speak only English, while 16.55% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.28% of the population.

Sedona Poverty

Sedona Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2756988.44%
Hispanic1,34822016.32%
Native4040100.00%
Multiple206104.85%
Other14396.29%

9.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.16%

Male Poverty Rate

11.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Multiple, with 4.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.31%.

Sedona Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.82%
High School16.67%
Some College8.11%
Bachelors or Greater6.34%

Sedona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.68%
Male Unemployed30.32%
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed3.57%

Sedona Income

Sedona Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,607$80,995
Families$71,486$102,622
Married Families$72,347$
Non Families$34,980$51,691

Sedona Marital Status

Sedona Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sedona Married by Age and Sex

Sedona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Sedona Marital Status by Race

Sedona Veterans

Sedona Veterans by War

1,048

Number of Veterans

1,023

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam441
World War II141
Korea132
First Gulf War95
Second Gulf War38

Sedona Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74398
75+379
55 to 64123
35 to 54110
18 to 3438

Sedona Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White97511.22%
Asian7323.93%
Hispanic666.50%

Sedona Veterans by Education

3.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedona Employment Status

Sedona Employment by Age

54%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Sedona Employment by Race

Sedona Employment by Education

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

12.25%

Born in Arizona

86.37%

Native Born

13.63%

Foreign Born

8.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.37% of Sedona residents were born in the United States, with 12.25% having been born in Arizona. 8.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.