Sedona, Arizona Population 2020

10,301
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Sedona is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 10,301, it is the 44th largest city in Arizona and the 3029th largest city in the United States. Sedona is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 2.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,031 in 2010. Sedona reached it's highest population of 10,354 in 2016. Spanning over 19 miles, Sedona has a population density of 541 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sedona is $85,574 with a poverty rate of 11.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,244 per month, and the median house value is $461,900. The median age in Sedona is 59.4 years, 60.2 years for males, and 58.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.4 males.

The city is most known for its beautiful sandstone formations, which make the perfect site for outdoor activities.

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 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 Demographics

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

  • White: 94.17%
  • Other race: 2.33%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Two or more races: 1.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sedona, Arizona is 10,301, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,335.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,031.

Sedona, Arizona Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,71494.17%
Some Other Race2402.33%
Asian2092.03%
Two or More Races1141.11%
Black or African American380.37%
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Sedona Population Pyramid 2020

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Sedona Median Age

59.4


Total

60.2


Male

58.8


Female

Sedona Adults

There are 9,427 adults, (3,856 of whom are seniors) in Sedona.

Sedona Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

69.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedona Sex Ratio

Female

5,447

52.81%

Male

4,868

47.19%

Sedona Households and Families

Sedona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sedona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married90%10%
All76.9%23.1%
Female65.1%34.9%
Non Family62.7%37.3%

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3481.9376.9
Married2,6472.4190
Non Family2,3131.2562.7
Female3072.6665.1
Male812.8100

2.44

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sedona Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1501.67%
9th to 12th Grade2833.15%
High School Graduate1,51916.90%
Some College1,73119.26%
Associates Degree91610.19%
Bachelors Degree2,34526.09%
Graduate Degree2,04422.74%
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Sedona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,0337,7084,038
Hispanic636528214
Asian20920981
Other Race145789
Multiple Races767631
Black161616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,397$40,513$30,769
Less Than High School$26,508$26,310$
High School Grad$23,932$23,426$24,420
Some College$28,925$31,920$26,792
Bachelors Degree$42,222$60,048$31,772
Graduate Degree$56,029$82,799$46,458

$32,397

Average Earnings

$40,513

Average Male

$30,769

Average Female

Sedona Language

Sedona Language by Age

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Sedona Language

86.92% of Sedona residents speak only English, while 13.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.51% of the population.

Sedona Poverty

Sedona Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,69992210.60%
Hispanic1,23723118.67%
Multiple1141714.91%
Other24093.75%

11.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.41%

Male Poverty Rate

13.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Hispanic, with 18.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Other, with 3.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.93%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.26%
High School19.49%
Some College9.48%
Bachelors or Greater8.20%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.10%
Male Unemployed27.70%
Female Employed9.00%
Male Employed4.81%

Sedona Income

Sedona Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,015$85,574
Families$75,928$110,092
Married Families$76,943-
Non Families$37,414$51,907
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Sedona Marital Status

Sedona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sedona Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Sedona Veterans

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1,110

Number of Veterans

1,056

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam513
Korea152
First Gulf War120
World War II68
Second Gulf War47
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74420
75+372
55 to 64170
35 to 54106
18 to 3442
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,05211.77%
Hispanic909.63%
Asian5827.75%

Sedona Veterans by Education

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5.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedona Employment Status

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47.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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10.98%

Born in Arizona

86.83%

Native Born

13.17%

Foreign Born

6.83%

Non Citizen

6.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.83% of Sedona residents were born in the United States, with 10.98% having been born in Arizona. 6.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,301-17-0.16%
201910,318-17-0.16%
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%