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Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is a city and community located in Coconino County in northern Arizona. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,192. It is a popular place for New Age adepts, who believe some of the rocks and pre-Columbian archaeological remains (such as rock dwellings) of the region have a mystical power. Sedona is famous because of its red rock mountains. It is because of the color of those mountains among other things, that many new age believers attribute the mystic powers to the city's natural and archaelogical sources.

Sedona, founded in 1902, has a small airport that sits on top of one of the city's red rock mountains.

Geography Sedona is located at 34°51'36" North, 111°47'21" West (34.859897, -111.789199)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.2 km² (18.6 mi²). 48.2 km² (18.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 10,192 people, 4,928 households, and 2,863 families residing in the city. The population density is 211.6/km² (548.0/mi²). There are 5,684 housing units at an average density of 118.0/km² (305.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.17% White, 0.49% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 4.29% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 8.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,928 households out of which 15.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 6.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.06 and the average family size is 2.52.

In the city the population is spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $44,042, and the median income for a family is $52,659. Males have a median income of $32,067 versus $24,453 for females. The per capita income for the city is $31,350. 9.7% of the population and 4.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.1% are under the age of 18 and 5.0% are 65 or older.



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