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159 registered responses


What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
12-18 0.6% 1
19-25 1.9% 3
26-39 25.2% 40
40-49 16.4% 26
50-69 34.0% 54
70+ 22.0% 35

How would you classify your household? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Single household 25.2% 40
Family household with children under age 18 32.7% 52
Family household with children 19 or older 8.8% 14
Household of one or more adults under age 62 with no children in the home 14.5% 23
Intergenerational household or extended family household 0.6% 1
Household with adults age 62 or older 22.6% 36
I am a guest of a household 0.6% 1
Other 1.3% 2

What is your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 48.4% 77
Female 50.3% 80
Prefer not to answer 1.3% 2

What is the nearest major intersection or cross-street to your home? (Please provide one street name in each blank.)

Answered
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How long have you lived in your current neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
0-5 years 33.3% 53
5-10 years 20.1% 32
10-20 years 16.4% 26
More than 20 years 30.2% 48

Which of these statements best describes how you feel about living in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
I'm happy here and will probably stay for the next five years. 81.8% 130
I'm unhappy here but will probably stay for the next five years. 2.5% 4
I'm happy here but will probably move in the next five years. 13.8% 22
I'm unhappy here and will probably move in the next five years. 1.9% 3

Do you own or rent your residence?

Response Percent Response Count
Own 91.8% 146
Rent 8.2% 13

How many of your neighbors do you know?

Response Percent Response Count
All 10.1% 16
Most 29.6% 47
Half 16.4% 26
Some 21.4% 34
A few 20.1% 32
None 2.5% 4

How strong is the sense of community in your neighborhood or on your street?

Response Percent Response Count
Extremely strong 5.7% 9
Very strong 22.0% 35
Somewhat strong 37.1% 59
Not so strong 26.4% 42
Not at all strong 8.8% 14

In some neighborhoods, people do things together and help each other. In other neighborhoods, people mostly go their own way. How would you describe your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
One where people help each other. 25.8% 41
One where people go their own way. 24.5% 39
A little of both. 49.7% 79

How often do you participate in organized activities in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Very often 6.3% 10
Somewhat often 15.7% 25
Not so often 29.6% 47
Not at all 48.4% 77

If you do not participate in activities in your neighborhood, why not?

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132
Skipped
27

Are you involved in a neighborhood association or block club?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 6.9% 11
No 93.1% 148

If one didn't exist and was formed in your neighborhood, would you become involved?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 54.7% 87
No 18.9% 30
Not sure (explain below) 26.4% 42

If you answered "not sure" to the previous question, why are you not sure? (If you answered "yes" or "no", you can skip this question.)

Answered
38
Skipped
121

What types of activities would you participate in if they were available in your neighborhood?

Answered
143
Skipped
16

How well are the streets and sidewalks in your neighborhood maintained?

Response Percent Response Count
Extremely well 8.2% 13
Very well 41.5% 66
Somewhat well 31.4% 50
Not so well 10.1% 16
Not well at all 8.8% 14

Overall, how safe do you feel in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Extremely safe 44.7% 71
Very safe 43.4% 69
Somewhat safe 10.1% 16
Not so safe 1.3% 2
Not safe at all 0.6% 1

Overall, how clean is your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Extremely clean 25.2% 40
Very clean 56.0% 89
Somewhat clean 15.1% 24
Not so clean 3.8% 6

Overall, how quiet is your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Extremely quiet 13.3% 21
Very quiet 48.7% 77
Somewhat quiet 29.7% 47
Not so quiet 7.6% 12
Not at all quiet 0.6% 1
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July 31, 2021, 2:58 PM
  • What is your age?
    • 50-69
  • How would you classify your household? Select all that apply.
    • Household of one or more adults under age 62 with no children in the home
  • What is your gender?
    • Female
  • What is the nearest major intersection or cross-street to your home? (Please provide one street name in each blank.)
    • Swede
    • Plymouth
  • How long have you lived in your current neighborhood?
    • More than 20 years
  • Which of these statements best describes how you feel about living in your neighborhood?
    • I'm happy here and will probably stay for the next five years.
  • Do you own or rent your residence?
    • Own
  • How many of your neighbors do you know?
    • All
  • How strong is the sense of community in your neighborhood or on your street?
    • Very strong
  • In some neighborhoods, people do things together and help each other. In other neighborhoods, people mostly go their own way. How would you describe your neighborhood?
    • One where people help each other.
  • How often do you participate in organized activities in your neighborhood?
    • Not so often
  • If you do not participate in activities in your neighborhood, why not?

    We don't have many organized activities in our neighborhood. It's okay; we used to have an annual block party when there were lots of younger kids. We're all very friendly and don't need the organized activities.

  • Are you involved in a neighborhood association or block club?
    • No
  • If one didn't exist and was formed in your neighborhood, would you become involved?
    • Not sure (explain below)
  • If you answered "not sure" to the previous question, why are you not sure? (If you answered "yes" or "no", you can skip this question.)

    I'm not sure of the time commitment needed

  • What types of activities would you participate in if they were available in your neighborhood?

    I'm generally not looking for additional activities
    Maybe improv? Or board games?

  • How well are the streets and sidewalks in your neighborhood maintained?
    • Extremely well
  • Overall, how safe do you feel in your neighborhood?
    • Extremely safe
  • Overall, how clean is your neighborhood?
    • Very clean
  • Overall, how quiet is your neighborhood?
    • Very quiet
  • How proud are you to live in your neighborhood?
    • Very proud
  • Does your neighborhood have too many, too few, or about the right number of restaurants and shops within it or nearby?
    • About the right number
  • Does your neighborhood have too many, too few, or about the right number of small businesses within it or nearby?
    • About the right number
  • What are some of the assets of your neighborhood? Select all that apply.
    • Community character
    • High-quality housing
    • Parks, open spaces, and trails
    • Property maintenance
    • Access to schools
    • Walkable and/or bikeable
  • What services and amenities would you like to be located in or within walking distance from your neighborhood? Select all that apply.
    No response.
  • What do you like most about your neighborhood?

    Everyone is friendly
    Most properties are well-maintained

  • What changes would most improve your neighborhood? Select all that apply.
    • Other (explain below)
  • If you answered "other" to the previous question, what changes would most improve your neighborhood beyond the items listed?

    There are three (that I can think of) addresses where people don't keep up their yards or do odd things like have way too many large colored pots and a 3'x4' sign set out. It would be nice if those eyesores could be fixed up (or at least fenced in!).

  • If you intend to leave your neighborhood in the next five years, will you stay in the city of Midland?
    • N/A
  • Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns relating to neighborhoods?
    No response.
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