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Sedona is a city in Yavapai County, in the Prescott metro area. (The community straddles Yavapai and Coconino counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for Sedona Schnebly, wife of first postmaster.

The latitude of Sedona is 34.869N. The longitude is -111.76W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,350 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,905.


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Median household income
Local
$44,042
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sedona demographic reports
Sedona is at the mouth of Oak Creek Canyon.
Sedona is known for its dramatic red rock formations.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 36. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 12 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Vacation"
· 1988 movie, "Midnight Run"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Jazz on the Rocks Concert & Festival - Sept. 25-30, 2007
  • Shakespeare Sedona Festival - June 22-July 14, 2007
  • Moonlight Madness Street Festival - Sept. 1, 2007
  • Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sedona web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Shakespeare Sedona
Nearby parks & recreation: Slide Rock State Park, Red Rock State Park
Sedona attractions: Chapel of the Holy Cross
Quotes:
A local saying has it, 'God made the Grand Canyon but He lives in Sedona.'
-- The New York Times, June 2, 1996

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sedona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yavapai County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 86351 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Sedona residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sedona ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sedona was $31,350, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of Sedona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sedona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $810.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,427.


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Libraries in Sedona include Sedona Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sedona include Sedona Red Rock News, Verde Independent

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Politics

Yavapai County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sedona political report.

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Restaurants

Sedona restaurants taking online reservations include Reds at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Sedona workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sedona between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sedona include Adobe Hacienda B&B, Adobe Village Graham Inn, Amara Resort, Bell Rock Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel, Cedars Resort, Comfort Inn Sedona, Days Inn, Desert Quail Inn ... More hotels.

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~ The New York Times, June 2, 1996

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