The 2023 Community Survey is now closed. The survey asked community members about their priorities for the city, quality of life and their overall satisfaction with government services. Six thousand households were randomly selected to participate in the community survey via mailed invitations. An online version of the same survey was open to any community member who wanted to participate. Both versions of the survey closed for participation on Oct. 17.
The survey results will help inform City Council decisions and planning priorities and will provide crucial information to help the City of Boulder provide the best services possible.
This year’s survey combined a shortened-version of a template survey that has been used previously in Boulder called the National Community Survey with several new Boulder-specific questions that focus on racial equity. This blend will allow the city to analyze trend data for questions asked over the past decade while recognizing emerging issues of importance and attention in our community.
The most recent community survey was conducted in September and October 2018. The survey was mailed to over 6,000 households selected through a randomization process to help ensure the results reflect a representative cross-section of Boulder. A total of 1,260 residents responded. The survey contained a broad range of questions, including quality of life, priorities for city government, ratings of city services, communication and outreach, use of city facilities and programs, and demographics. The project also included an open web survey.