Community Survey

Community Survey

The City of Victoria has conducted a comprehensive quality of life survey to gather feedback that will create a more connected and effective community.

The National Citizen Survey (NCS) was conducted by the City of Victoria during the spring of 2022, as well as 2018 and 2014.

2022 Community Survey

By taking this survey, the City was able to get input from residents that will help ensure that the City understands your values in a clear, identifiable way. It also guarantees that the City is representing all members of the community — all of whom are key in helping influence decisions made about programs, policies, and other matters that are important to Victoria. Your feedback helps create a healthier economy, happier residents, and creates a better tomorrow. 

2022 Survey Results and Materials

2018 Community Survey

The City of Victoria contracted with the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) to conduct a survey in 2018 that received responses from 612 Victoria households about the livability of Victoria. The phrase "livable community" is used here to evoke a place that is not simply habitable, but that is desirable. It is not only where people do live, but where they want to live. This follows up on a similar survey done in 2015.

Great communities are partnerships of the government, private sector, community-based organizations and residents, all geographically connected. The NCS captures residents’ opinions within the three pillars of a community (Community Characteristics, Governance and Participation) across eight central facets of community (Safety, Mobility, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Economy, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment and Community Engagement).

2018 Survey Results and Materials
About The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™) 

The NCS was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinion on a range of community issues, and has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. The NCS is a cost-effective survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders and helped leaders identify clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting. The NCS is the only resident survey endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities.


Contact Kendra Grahl, Communications & Public Engagement Director, at 952-443-4230 or

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