Credit: Albemarle County

Albemarle County Releases 2015 Citizen Survey Results

Overall Quality of Life Rankings Remain High

DATE: Thursday, July 30, 2015
CONTACT: Jody Lewis, Communications Specialist
(434) 296-5841, ext. 3791
Albemarle County is pleased to release the results of its 2015 Citizen Survey which indicates that citizens continue to rate overall quality of life in the County very high. 93% of survey respondents rated the quality of life in Albemarle County as excellent or good and 95% rated the County as an excellent or good place to live. Highlights of survey are listed below, and a complete copy of the survey results is available HERE. An overview of the survey findings will be presented to the Board of Supervisors during the September 2nd Board meeting.

The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS) is a collaborative effort between National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The NCS was developed by NRC to provide a statistically valid survey of resident opinions about community and services provided by local government. The survey results may be used by staff, elected officials and other stakeholders for community planning and resource allocation, program improvement and policy making. The timing of this survey provides results that will inform both the County’s strategic and ongoing planning processes.

Participating household were selected at random and multiple mailings were provided to give households more than one chance to participate. Results were statistically weighted to reflect the proper demographic composition of the community. There were 375 completed surveys. This is a representative sample and the results of this survey are statistically valid within a margin of error of plus or minus 5% points.