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Petaluma, CA

  • Population: 58,000
  • Median Household Income: $68,949.00
  • Median Age: 38.0
  • County: Sonoma
  • Patchwork Nation Classification: Boom Towns

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City Facts

Data Type Number Source Data Details Compare
Demographics     Details Compare
Families 69.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 55.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 19.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 57.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 27.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 32.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $68,949.00 American Community Survey
Poverty Rate 6.0% American Community Survey
Population 58,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 38.0 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 11.0% American Community Survey
White 84.0% American Community Survey
African-American 1.0% American Community Survey
Asian 5.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 23.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 13.2% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $155,333,528.00 California State Controller's Office
Street lighting and landscaping 2006-07 $11,892,097.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 182 Internal Revenue Service
Library Expenditures 2006-07 $1,400.00 California State Controller's Office
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.0% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $15,820,759.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $2,317,528.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $8,090,774.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $1,201,274.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Registered Voters 31,180 California Secretary of State
Democrats 53.3% California Secretary of State
Republicans 21.88% California Secretary of State
Green Party 1.62% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.51% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 20.07% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Power Plants 2 California Energy Commission
Average Commute (minutes) 29.2 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 6.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 39.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 26.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 226 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 89 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 8.5% California Employment Development Department
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 1 California Department of Industrial Relations
Self-Employed 10.8% Association of Bay Area Governments
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Veterinarians 51 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Talent Agents 2 California Department of Industrial Relations
Landscape Architects 19 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Safeway 1 Safeway
Trader Joe's 1 Trader Joe's
Liquor Licenses 73 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Whole Foods 1 Whole Foods
Target 0 Target
Wal-Mart 0 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 1 California State Library
Charter Schools 3 California Department of Education
Private Schools 2 California Department of Education
Public Schools 15 California Department of Education
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Federally-funded health centers 2 United States Department of Health and Human Services
Funeral Establishments 2 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Planned Parenthood Locations 0 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Housing Units 22,000 American Community Survey
Vacant Units 4.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 17.0% American Community Survey
Mobile Homes 4.0% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 24.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 31.0% American Community Survey
Median mortgage cost $2,509.00 American Community Survey
Median rental cost $1,259.00 American Community Survey
Median Home Price (April 2009) $385,000.00 California Association of Realtors
Change in home price April 2008 - April 2009 -16.2% California Association of Realtors
Median Home Price (May 2009) $375,000.00 California Association of Realtors
Recreation     Details Compare
YMCA Centers 0 American Community Survey
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