The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™) report is about the “livability” of Montpelier. A livable community is a place that is not simply habitable, but that is desirable. It is not only where people live but also where they want to live. The survey was developed by the experts from National Research Center at Polco. Great communities are partnerships of the government, private sector, community-based organizations, and residents, all geographically connected. The NCS captures residents’ opinions considering ten central facets of a community:
Parks and Recreation
Health and Wellness
Education, Arts, and Culture
Inclusivity and Engagement
The report provides the opinions of a representative sample of 745 residents of the City of Montpelier collected from June 29th, 2022 to August 17th, 2022. The margin of error around any reported percentage is 4% for all respondents and the response rate for the 2021 survey was 27%. Survey results were weighted so that the demographic profile of respondents was representative of the demographic profile of adults in Montpelier.