Sedona Facts & Figures - Demographics, Employment and more

Here's some information on the local community.  This addresses one of the most frequently asked questions about the area... community size and employment.

Sedona Local Facts & Figures 

Sedona Arizona is truly one of Arizona's premier vacation, recreation, resort, retirement living and art centers. It'sSedona AZ Real Estate image position at the mouth of panoramic Oak Creek Canyon and also at the midst of Arizona's renowned Red Rock Country offers breath-taking panoramas, a mild climate, lots of sunshine along with clean, fresh air. The region is the second most visited site inside the state after the Grand Canyon. Established in 1902, and incorporated in 1988, the city was named for Sedona Schnebly, an earlier settler. Sedona spreads over the bounds of two north central Arizona counties, Coconino and Yavapai. Most of the nearby population lives in Yavapai County.
Fundamental Data
Founded: 1902
Incorporated: 1988
Elevation: 4,500
Sedona is co-located in Coconino County and Yavapai County
Distance to Major Cities:
Phoenix: 119 miles
Tucson: 230 miles
Nearby Highways: HWYS I-17, SR 179, SR 89A
Population                  1990       2000        2008
Sedona (Coconino)       N/A          N/A           3,140
Sedona (Yavapai)         N/A          N/A           8,233
Sedona (Total)             7,720        10,192      11,373
Coconino County         96,591       116,320     135,614
Yavapai County            107,714     167,517    227,348
Principal Economic Activities
Tourism is Sedona's economic basis, with the National Forest Service estimating greater than 3.5 million visitors to the area on a yearly basis. Sedona's small town character is preserved with a number of small owner-operated businesses serving visitors and also the community. Visitor interest has stimulated retirement and vacation home purchase and construction, making one of the most viable real-estate marketplaces within the country.
County Employment 2008
Government 12,800
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 12,600
Educational and Health Services 10,100
Leisure and Hospitality 8,400
Mining and Construction 8,300
Professional and Business Services 4,200
Manufacturing 3,100
Financial Activities 2,500
Other Services 2,000
Information 600
Scenic Attractions
Sedona offers something for everybody, top notch resorts & hotels as well as small family run hotels, fashionable bed and breakfasts, excellent restaurants, exceptional stores and varied art galleries. The natural splendor of the region can make sightseeing and hiking, golf and tennis all seasons activities. Visitors may take a jeep excursion to the high desert or check out the red rock monoliths from a horse or hot air balloon. Red Rock Crossing has been showcased within many movies. Additional points of interest include Slide Rock State Park, Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Sedona Arts Center and Tlaquepaque, a Mexican-style arts and crafts village. Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon was named by Rand-McNally as one of the most spectacular drives in the United States.
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