Sedona, Arizona Population 2021

10,377
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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: 95.28%
  • Other race: 1.99%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Two or more races: 0.78%
  • Black or African American: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sedona, Arizona is 10,377based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,320.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,031.

Sedona, Arizona Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,83595.28%
Some Other Race2051.99%
Asian1491.44%
Two or More Races800.78%
Black or African American390.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.14%
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Sedona Population By Race

Sedona Population Pyramid 2021

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Sedona Median Age

61.2


Total

62.6


Male

60.3


Female

Sedona Adults

There are 9,543 adults, (4,401 of whom are seniors) in Sedona.

Sedona Age Dependency

100.7

Age Dependency Ratio

85.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedona Sex Ratio

Mujer

5,788

56.07%

Masculino

4,534

43.93%

Sedona Population by Age

Sedona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sedona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Masculino100%0%
Married91.1%8.9%
All76.9%23.1%
Mujer67.7%32.3%
Non Family61.8%38.2%

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sedona Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5421.8676.9
Married2,6722.3591.1
Non Family2,4421.1761.8
Mujer3342.7167.7
Masculino942.86100

2.38

Average Family Size

1.86

Average Household Size

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Sedona Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1691.84%
9th to 12th Grade2933.19%
High School Graduate1,54516.80%
Some College1,70918.59%
Associates Degree9169.96%
Bachelors Degree2,17023.60%
Graduate Degree2,39326.03%
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Sedona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sedona Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,3407,9994,378
Hispanic63451349
Asian14914997
Other Race12966
2+ Races414122
Black171717
Native American1414

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%.

Sedona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$33,958$38,798$31,514
Less Than 9th Grade$26,519$26,846$
High School Graduate$23,870$23,985$23,405
Some College$31,271$30,268$31,804
Bachelors Degree$39,118$61,591$30,952
Graduate Degree$68,438$86,906$39,250

$33,958

Average Earnings

$38,798

Average Male

$31,514

Average Female

Sedona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sedona Language by Age

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Sedona Language

88.11% of Sedona residents speak only English, while 11.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.67% of the population.

Sedona Language

Sedona Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,0378929.87%
Hispanic1,00317617.55%

10.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.87%

Male Poverty Rate

12.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedona is Hispanic, with 17.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedona is White, with 9.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.74%.

Sedona Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.03%
High School20.00%
Bachelors or Greater6.79%
Some College6.48%

Sedona Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.26%
Male Unemployed14.16%
Female Employed7.38%
Male Employed3.86%

Sedona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sedona Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,470$87,824
Families$80,943$116,099
Married Families$81,475-
Non Families$35,958$51,369
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Income by Household Type

Sedona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sedona Marital Status by Race

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Sedona Marital Status

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1,105

Number of Veterans

1,037

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam575
Korea130
Second Gulf War64
First Gulf War58
World War II51

Sedona Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74478
75+372
55 to 64167
18 to 3453
35 to 5435

Sedona Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,09111.93%
Asian149.40%

Sedona Veterans by Race

Sedona Veterans by Education

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4.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedona Veterans by Education

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45.8%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sedona Employment by Age

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Sedona Employment by Race

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Sedona Employment by Education

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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11.34%

Born in Sedona

88.06%

Native Born

11.94%

Foreign Born

4.55%

Non Citizen

7.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.06% of Sedona residents were born in the United States, with 11.34% having been born in Arizona. 4.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sedona Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,377190.18%
202010,358190.18%
201910,339190.18%
201810,320-13-0.13%
201710,333-16-0.15%
201610,349780.76%
201510,271440.43%
201410,2271391.38%
201310,088720.72%
201210,016140.14%
201110,002-37-0.37%
201010,039-153-0.15%
200010,1922,4722.82%
19907,7202,3523.70%
19805,3680.00%

Sedona Population by Year