City Government, Community

Residents give City thumbs up in community survey

June 11, 2019

A man in a white shirt looking to the right and a women in a bright pink jacket and sunglasses smiling

Three-quarters of residents are satisfied with their quality of life in Hayward and even higher percentages agree the City is “diverse,” “welcoming” and “a good place to live and raise a family,” according to the City of Hayward’s latest Community Survey.

The biennial Community Survey was conducted April 7 through April 17—with responses drawn from a sample of 663 adults statistically weighted to accurately reflect the City’s entire population.

Overall, opinion on the quality of life in Hayward was similar across ethnic groups and did not very significantly whether respondents own or rent their home.

Sixty-one percent said they are satisfied with the job the City of Hayward is doing delivering services, which is unchanged from the last survey in late 2016.  Residents who said they are unsatisfied with the City’s performance dropped eight percentage points from 28 percent in 2016 to 20 percent in 2019.

Based on the sample size and methodology, there is a 95 percent confidence level that the survey results accurately reflect the overall opinion of Hayward residents.  Question-by-question measures have a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.