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Overview

Introduction to Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 27 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona and 96 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is included in the Flagstaff metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,192 people lived in Sedona.

Sedona History

The first European settlers arrived in the Verde Valley in 1876, and the community of Sedona was founded in 1902. The postal service was set up by T.C. Schnebly a few years later. The community was named after his wife, Sedona Schnebly. Sedona is well known for its dramatic red rock formations. Drawn by the beauty of the land, many artists visited Sedona in the 1950s. The city was officially incorporated in 1988.

Sedona and nearby Attractions

  • Sedona Heritage Museum
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Red Rock Balloon Adventure
  • Corral Tank
  • Chavez Crossing Campground
  • Red Rock State Park

Things To Do In Sedona

The Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Sedona Arts Center, Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument are some of the historic sites and museums near Sedona. The city also hosts annual celebrations like Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque, Jazz on the Rocks Concert & Festival, Moonlight Madness Street Festival, Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational and the Shakespeare Sedona Festival. These festivals draw crowds for all the neighboring cities and towns.

Sedona Transportation

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is close by.

Sedona Higher Education

Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University provide opportunities for higher education.

People

Total Population 10,092
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 31.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,706
Age of the Population 58

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,546
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,654

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,147
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 18%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,109
Median House Value $386,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 17.1%
Irish 8.8%

Sedona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona
County Yavapai
Metro Area Flagstaff
Standard Zip Codes 86336, 86351
P.O. Box Zip Codes 86339, 86340, 86341
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.82
Longitude -111.78

Sedona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SEDONA RANGER STN
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 57 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 64 to 97 F
Oct Temp 48 to 77 F
Annual Precip 19 inches
Station BEAVER CREEK RANGER STN
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 57 F
Apr Temp 44 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 78 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
Station MONTEZUMA CASTLE N M
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 60 F
Apr Temp 39 to 78 F
Jul Temp 63 to 100 F
Oct Temp 43 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
Camp Verde 10,965 $41,007
Clarkdale 4,101 $52,647
Cottonwood 11,358 $36,764
Jerome 392 $63,750
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SEDONA RED ROCK HIGH SCHOOL
995 UPPER RED ROCK LOOP RD
928-204-6700
Serves 449 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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995 UPPER RED ROCK LOOP RD
928-204-6763
A Charter School.
Serves 7 students.

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