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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Snoqualmie Community Survey Results Show Residents Continue to Enjoy a High Quality of Life

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This summer, the City of Snoqualmie completed a comprehensive, random-sample survey of residents to measure multiple facets of community livability, including quality of life, safety, natural environment, health and wellness, inclusivity and engagement, utilities, the economy, and more.

Enlisting the services of independent survey consultant, Polco, Inc., and utilizing the National Community Survey (NCS), 3,000 invitations were mailed to randomly selected Snoqualmie households with options to take the survey online with a provided link or via a paper survey that was mailed with a postage paid envelope. 

The Snoqualmie community survey was conducted from September 5 – October 17, 2023, with 577 households participating.  The high participation rate resulted in a 4% +/- margin of error for the results.

Key findings of the survey indicate Snoqualmie residents continue to enjoy an exceptional quality of life and highly value the City’s natural environment, as well as parks and recreation options. The survey also identified the Snoqualmie economy as an area of opportunity. 

The results were benchmarked against more than 500 comparison communities across the U.S. When compared to national benchmarks, Snoqualmie received 47 higher ratings, 73 similar ratings, and 3 lower ratings.  Most notably, Snoqualmie scored higher than national benchmarks for the overall quality of life (95% positive rating); as a place to live (97% positive rating); overall feeling of safety (92% positive rating); and overall utility infrastructure (83% positive rating).

The City also used the NCS for a comprehensive community survey in 2017. When compared to the 2017 survey, the latest results received 16 more positive ratings, 85 similar ratings, and 16 less positive ratings.  

The Snoqualmie Community Survey results will help the City assess and track services it provides to residents over time. The results will also assist the City Council in allocating resources to best meet community priorities and needs. Another community survey is planned for 2025. 

See the 2023 Snoqualmie Community Survey results report
See the 2023 Snoqualmie Community Survey results presentation

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