Sedona, also referred to as Red Rock Country, is a Southwest vacation destination rich in history, nature, geology, archaeology, and art. Surrounded by National Forest Service land in Northern Arizona, its main attraction is the striking red-rock landscape, characterized by magnificent red sandstone formations.
At sunset, the “Red Rocks of Sedona” appear to shimmer with brilliant red-orange hues. Famous red-rock formations include Coffeepot Rock, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Chimney Rock and Snoopy Rock.
Spiritual seekers come here from all over the planet, attracted to what many believe are energetic vortexes. Others come to take in the views, eat well, and shop in the quaint ‘Uptown’ boutiques. Many stay in Sedona as a central hub to the best sightseeing opportunities in the area, including national monuments and geographic wonders such as Meteor Crater, Lake Powell and The Grand Canyon. Two to 4 million tourists per year visit Sedona.
Sedona spans two counties, Yavapai and Coconino. The city was incorporated in 1988. The elevation is 4343 feet. Sedona’s land area is 18.6 square miles. The population density is 539 people per square mile, which is considered low.
The population of Sedona has decreased over the last 10 years by about a thousand residents to 10,031. The estimated annual household income is $52,141.* The median single-family home sold in the fiscal year ending June, 2012, sold for $415,000 and was 1,850 square feet in size.
*The estimated median household income for Arizona is $48,745. Estimated income numbers are for 2009.