Community Survey

A 2018 survey of Rosemount residents shows positive opinions about the community as a whole and the performance of City government. The Rosemount City Council commissioned the survey from National Research Center, Inc. (NRC), which conducts similar surveys for dozens of cities and counties nationwide.
Quality of life chart
Results indicate Rosemount rates highly in many categories. When asked about the quality of life in Rosemount, 91 percent in the sample judged it excellent or good. When respondents were asked how they rate Rosemount as a place to live, 95 percent gave a positive rating. 

Ninety-seven percent of the sample said that Rosemount is an excellent or good place to raise children, which is above the national benchmark determined in similar surveys.

A large majority – 84 percent – rated City services as excellent or good. Public safety services received especially high marks. Respondents said the City needs more shopping and employment options.

Survey respondents said they give positive marks by a 2-to-1 margin to the value of City services for taxes paid. About 4 in 10 said taxes are too high, but majorities said they would consider paying higher taxes to fund recreation facilities and new buildings if needed by Police and Public Works.
Approval as a place to live chart
NRC conducted the survey by mail during a one-month period starting in mid-July 2018. The randomly selected sample totaled 575 respondents. The margin of sampling error for questions posed to the entire sample is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Previous surveys commissioned by the City were conducted by telephone. Because of differences in methodologies used, results are not strictly comparable between the old and new surveys. Future surveys by NRC will permit comparisons over time on the City’s performance.

2018 Survey Documents