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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,209
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens35.1%
Employed Population 16+4,612
Age of the Population58

Families

% of people married55.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,027
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,347

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,486
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home20.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,239
Median House Value$419,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
English15.4%
Irish8.1%
Italian6.3%
Swedish6.2%
French Except Basque4.3%
Polish3.9%
Russian3.8%
Scottish3%
Dutch1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Danishn1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Finnish1.1%
Greek1%
Canadian0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.1%
South African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
German0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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Sedona Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yavapai County
Standard Zip Codes86336, 86351
P.O. Box Zip Codes86339, 86340, 86341
Phone Area Codes928, 520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude34.94
Approximate Longitude-111.94

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)

StationSEDONA RANGER STN
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 57 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp64 to 97 F
Oct Temp48 to 77 F
Annual Precip19 inches
StationBEAVER CREEK RANGER STN
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 57 F
Apr Temp44 to 74 F
Jul Temp66 to 95 F
Oct Temp47 to 78 F
Annual Precip16.7 inches
StationMONTEZUMA CASTLE N M
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 60 F
Apr Temp39 to 78 F
Jul Temp63 to 100 F
Oct Temp43 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camp Verde11,096$43,471
Clarkdale4,159$53,920
Cottonwood11,598$41,566
Jerome347$58,542

Sedona Public Libraries

Sedona Public Library
3250 WHITE BEAR ROAD
Sedona, Arizona
(928) 282-7714

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Sedona Public Schools

Red Rock Academy
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
ZIP: 86336
High
Total Enrollment 13
Sedona Charter School
165 Kachina Drive
ZIP: 86336
Primary
Total Enrollment 137
Sedona Integrated Preschool
221 Brewer Road
ZIP: 86336
Primary
Sedona Red Rock High School
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd
ZIP: 86336
High
Total Enrollment 471
Vacte - Sedona-oak Creek Joint Unified School District
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Unit 2-e
ZIP: 86336
High
West Sedona Elementary School
570 Posse Ground Rd
ZIP: 86336
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Big Park Community School
25 West Saddlehorn Rd
ZIP: 86351
Primary
Total Enrollment 333

Sedona Private Schools

Verde Valley School
3511 Verde Valley School Rd
ZIP: 86351
Secondary
Total Enrollment 100
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