Citizen Survey

2017 Citizen Survey


The most recent citizen survey confirms why McKinney is consistently named one of the fastest-growing cities in the country with 91% of respondents who rated the city as an excellent or good place to live. Respondents also gave an overwhelmingly positive rating to several aspects of community quality including McKinney as a place to raise children and to retire, their neighborhood as a place to live, the overall image or reputation of McKinney and its overall appearance.

The Community Livability Report summarizes all the results and key findings of a statistically valid representative sample of residents of the City of McKinney while the Dashboard Report offers a simplified quantitative view of the data, as well as comparison details for each question against national benchmarks. The Technical Appendices details the survey methods, individual response options selected for each question and speaks to the credibility of data and the most granular detail of results. Additional detailed information can be found in the Geographic Crosstabs Report and the results of the online survey.

At the June 19, 2017 City Council Work Session, an independent researcher from NRC gave City Council an overview of the findings with this presentation.

The 2017 citizen survey was part of the National City Survey, a collaborative effort between National Research Center Inc. (NRC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The survey and its administration are standardized to ensure high quality research methods and directly comparable results across the NCS communities.