Latest community survey shows continued satisfaction with livability, family life in Johnson County

Jay Senter - May 19, 2017 9:00 am

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The results of the latest community survey of residents shows a continued trend of satisfaction with Johnson County as a place to live, work and raise a family.

The survey of a random sample of 1,644 Johnson County residents found that perceptions of the county as a home were significantly more positive than national averages. Ninety-seven percent of respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with Johnson County as a place to live; 96 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with Johnson County as a place to raise children; and 90 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with Johnson County as a place to work. All three metrics came in more than 40 percent higher than benchmarks for communities of similar sizes across the country, and more than 25 percent higher than national averages.

“Johnson County Government is committed to exceptional service delivery, and these survey findings help us identify county strengths and areas where we can continuously improve,” said County Manager Hannes Zacharias in a release.

Among other highlights from the survey:

  • 92 percent of residents in the survey said they were very satisfied or satisfied with public safety
  • 95 percent of residents said they were very satisfied or satisfied with quality of life in Johnson County and the overall image of the county
  • 76 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with how the county is managing growth
  • 67 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the value they receive for their tax dollars — a figure that’s 29 percent above the national average and 36 percent above the average for other large communities.

The findings hold generally in live with the above-average ratings the survey has found in recent years. You can find the results of recent years’ community satisfaction surveys here.

The executive summary from this year’s survey results is embedded below:

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