Since 2006, the City has participated in the National Community Survey to gauge resident satisfaction with municipal services and to help determine priority areas for improvement. Today the City of Wichita, in partnership with mySidewalk, launched an interactive data platform to allow residents to more easily explore results from the recently released Polco Resident Satisfaction Survey.
Wichita’s Resident Survey Insights Dashboard is fueled by the idea that data is for everyone, not just the experts. The platform provides simplified data visualizations that unlock insights so users can identify resident priorities including a variety of opportunities to compare survey participant results across a range of demographic and geographic crosstabs. The featured graphs and maps are available for public download, and community data is exportable in multiple formats.
Some compelling findings include:
Satisfaction with Wichita as a place to live is up.
- 83% of survey respondents provided a positive response (“good” or “excellent”) to the question asking them to rate their satisfaction with Wichita as a place to live.
Wichita residents are generally more satisfied with street maintenance than in previous years.
- With street repair claiming the second spot on the Importance-Satisfaction ranking, more residents are happy with the City’s ability to maintain its streets. Residents in City Council districts 5 and 6 are the most satisfied with street repair, and satisfaction has increased throughout the city.
Satisfaction with various community recreation opportunities and services remains high.
- Satisfaction with Wichita Public Library remains highest of all services at 84%, satisfaction with City parks continues to hover around 65%.
More information is available at wichita.gov/insights.