The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS) report is about the “livability” of Tracy. The phrase “livable community” is used 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. 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).
The methods in which the survey is administered are standardized to assure high quality research methods and directly comparable results across The National Citizen Survey™ benchmarks. Participating households are selected at random and the household member who responds is selected without bias. Results are statistically weighted to reflect the proper demographic composition of the entire community.
The NCS reports provide the opinions of a representative sample of 251 residents of the City of Tracy taken in 2014. The margin of error around any reported percentage is 6% for the entire sample. The full description of methods used to garner these opinions can be found in the Technical Appendices report.
You may view the Resident Survey by clicking on the links below: