Petaluma, California

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Population in 2017: 60,870 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.6%
 
Males: 29,577  (48.6%)
Females: 31,293  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94952.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $95,176 (it was $61,679 in 2000)
Petaluma:

$95,176
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $43,619 (it was $27,087 in 2000)

Petaluma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $681,777 (it was $282,800 in 2000)
Petaluma:

$681,777
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $646,470; detached houses: $691,556; townhouses or other attached units: $537,237; in 2-unit structures: $439,146; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $416,141; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $641,247; mobile homes: $68,924

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,839.

March 2019 cost of living index in Petaluma: 145.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.7%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.0% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.6% for other race residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Petaluma, CA (2017)
    • 40,92067.5%White alone
    • 13,40222.1%Hispanic
    • 2,6234.3%Asian alone
    • 1,8133.0%Other race alone
    • 1,6182.7%Two or more races
    • 4610.8%Black alone
    • 830.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Petaluma detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Petaluma, California as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Petaluma is 1,438 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Petaluma by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.6)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.6)
1
(1.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
34
(61.0)
18
(32.5)
14
(25.6)
20
(36.7)
17
(31.1)
13
(23.6)
11
(18.8)
25
(42.4)
17
(28.7)
28
(46.8)
39
(64.5)
29
(47.6)
32
(52.5)
31
(50.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
24
(43.1)
25
(45.2)
40
(73.2)
29
(53.3)
29
(53.1)
19
(34.4)
23
(39.2)
29
(49.2)
31
(52.3)
24
(40.1)
42
(69.5)
22
(36.1)
40
(65.6)
27
(44.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
157
(281.7)
166
(300.0)
171
(313.0)
164
(301.2)
122
(223.2)
164
(297.3)
106
(180.8)
112
(189.8)
131
(221.2)
147
(245.8)
163
(269.6)
148
(242.9)
160
(262.5)
139
(226.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
128
(229.7)
136
(245.8)
180
(329.5)
149
(273.6)
152
(278.1)
117
(212.1)
131
(223.5)
149
(252.6)
159
(268.5)
167
(279.3)
206
(340.8)
194
(318.4)
170
(278.9)
153
(249.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,036
(1,859)
964
(1,742)
765
(1,400)
698
(1,282)
625
(1,144)
604
(1,095)
693
(1,182)
622
(1,054)
778
(1,314)
830
(1,388)
1,046
(1,730)
842
(1,382)
712
(1,168)
668
(1,090)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(244.0)
78
(140.9)
89
(162.9)
55
(101.0)
75
(137.2)
57
(103.3)
60
(102.4)
51
(86.4)
76
(128.3)
77
(128.8)
86
(142.3)
72
(118.2)
64
(105.0)
68
(110.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(26.9)
12
(21.7)
11
(20.1)
12
(22.0)
15
(27.4)
13
(23.6)
9
(15.4)
9
(15.3)
12
(20.3)
11
(18.4)
14
(23.2)
4
(6.6)
9
(14.8)
6
(9.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)228.0205.0200.9184.1161.6159.2134.1156.8164.5187.4230.8187.8192.1169.0

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City-data.com crime index in Petaluma, CA

Crime rate in Petaluma detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 85 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Irish (7.3%), German (6.8%), Italian (6.3%), English (5.4%), American (4.6%), European (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 4,411 people per square mile   (average).

Petaluma, California map

10,073 residents are foreign born (10.2% Latin America, 2.7% Asia, 2.1% Europe).

This city:

16.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,985 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,771 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (26.3 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (373.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Penngrove, CA (2.0 miles ),
Cotati, CA (2.6 miles ),
Temelec, CA (2.8 miles ),
Rohnert Park, CA (2.8 miles ),
El Verano, CA (2.9 miles ),
Boyes Hot Springs, CA (3.0 miles ),
Eldridge, CA (3.0 miles ),
Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente, CA (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 122.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,601 (+4.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,608 (37.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Petaluma, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Petaluma, CA in 2017

Property values in Petaluma, CA

Petaluma satellite photo by USGS

Petaluma tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Petaluma, CA
Historical housing units in Petaluma, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +10,353 (+23.4%).
Most common industries in Petaluma, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Petaluma, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (2.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (2.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)

Average climate in Petaluma, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Petaluma, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 97.1. This is worse than average.

City:

97.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.362. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.362
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.60
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.521. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.521
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Petaluma-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 719% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 26.3 miles away from Petaluma center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 230.5 miles away from Petaluma center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 164.6 miles away from Petaluma center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 246.9 miles away from Petaluma center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 301.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sonoma County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petaluma topographic map

Main business address for: REGAN HOLDING CORP (LIFE INSURANCE), SPECTRUM ORGANIC PRODUCTS INC (CANNED, FRUITS, VEG & PRESERVES, JAMS & JELLIES), ADVANCED FIBRE COMMUNICATIONS INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), TEGAL CORP /DE/ (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Petaluma:

  • HOSPICE OF PETALUMA (416 PAYRAN STREET)
  • PETALUMA VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 400 N MCDOWELL BLVD)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA (3700 LAKEVILLE HIGHWAY, SUITE 205)
  • EMPRESS POST ACUTE REHABILITATION (300 DOUGLAS STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PETALUMA (101 MONROE STREET)
  • OAKS, THE (450 HAYES LANE)
  • PETALUMA POST-ACUTE REHABILITATION (1115 B STREET)
  • WINDSOR CARE CENTER OF PETALUMA (523 HAYES LANE)
  • FMC PETALUMA (715 SOUTH POINT BLVD., SUITE A)

Airports located in Petaluma:

Amtrak station:

PETALUMA (100 FAIRGROUNDS DR.) - Bus Station . Services: snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petaluma:

  • Sonoma State University (about 7 miles; Rohnert Park, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,796)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College (about 16 miles; Santa Rosa, CA; FT enrollment: 13,047)
  • Napa Valley College (about 20 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)
  • College of Marin (about 21 miles; Kentfield, CA; FT enrollment: 4,489)
  • Contra Costa College (about 25 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Solano Community College (about 28 miles; Fairfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,790)
  • Berkeley City College (about 33 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)

Public high schools in Petaluma:

Private high school in Petaluma:

  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 331, Location: 849 KEOKUK ST, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Petaluma:

Private elementary/middle schools in Petaluma:

  • ST VINCENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: UNION & HOWARD ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • HARVEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 143, Location: 3700 LAKEVILLE HWY STE 210, Grades: KG-8)
  • SPRING HILL MONTESSORI (Students: 90, Location: 825 MIDDLEFIELD DR, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Petaluma

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Petaluma: Petaluma Marina (A), Oakmead North-Bay Business Park (B), Marina Business Park (C), Lakeville Business Park (D), Cader Business Park (E), Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (F), Petaluma Yacht Club (G), Foundry Wharf Business Park (H), South Point Business Park (I), Redwood Business Park (J), Rancho Arroyo Business Park (K), Petaluma Industrial Park (L), North San Francisco Bay-McDowell Industrial Park (M), Prince Building (N), Phoenix Theater (O), Petaluma Historical Museum and Library (P), Mystic Theatre (Q), McNear Building (R), Herold Building (S), Five Corners Community Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Washington Square Shopping Center (1), Plaza North Shopping Center (2), Petaluma Town Plaza Shopping Center (3), Petaluma Plaza Shopping Center (4), Great Petaluma Mill Shopping Center (5), Gateway Plaza Shopping Center (6), Town and Country Shopping Center (7), Golden Eagle Shopping Center (8), Petaluma Factory Outlets Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Petaluma include: REGAN HOLDING CORP (A), SPECTRUM ORGANIC PRODUCTS INC (B), ADVANCED FIBRE COMMUNICATIONS INC (C), TEGAL CORP /DE/ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Petaluma include: Saint Johns Episcopal Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B), Calvary Life United Pentecostal Church (C), Congregational B'nai Israel (D), Elim Lutheran Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), First Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Lynch Creek (A), Lichau Creek (B), Adobe Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Petaluma include: Lucchesi Park (1), Bond Park (2), Prince Park (3), Cherry Valley Park (4), Hill Plaza Park (5), Kenilworth Park (6), McNear Park (7), Oak Hill Park (8), Petaluma Swim Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Amf Bowling Centers-Amf Boulevard Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1100 Petaluma Boulevard South) (1), Buckhorn (615 Petaluma Boulevard North) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: A Metro Hotel & Cafe (508 Petaluma Boulevard South) (1), Best Western Petaluma Inn (200 South McDowell Boulevard) (2), Bed & Breakfast Online (PO Box Drawer D) (3), Boccabella ROBT A Business Design Services (47 Maria Drive Suite 815) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Christina Hoff Sommers - Writer, Pauline Kael - Writer, David M. Traversi - Non-fiction writer, Joe Enochs - Soccer player, Richard A. Penry - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Richard D. Hearney - Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Scott Feil - Cannabis activist, Myron Healey - Actor, David Banks (comedian) - Film actor, Josh Akognon - College basketball player (Washington State Cougars).

Sonoma County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Petaluma and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE SHASTA PINES RV PARK & CAMPGROUND (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
CSP-SUGARLOAF RIDGE STATE PARK (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
PETALUMA LIVESTOCK AUCTION YARD (Address: 84 Corona Road , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-31-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
MARIN FRENCH CHEESE CO (Population served: 100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LOMBARDI'S DELI & BBQ (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-24-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
VALLEY FORD HOTEL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-09-2014)
WESTSIDE STORAGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WILLOWBROOK ALE HOUSE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Petaluma that have no violations reported:

  • HUNTER HILL REST AREA (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CSP-PETALUMA ADOBE STATE HISTORIC PARK (Population served: 114, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CSP-JACK LONDON STATE HISTORIC PARK (Population served: 3, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Petaluma in 2010:

  • 363 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 144 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 134 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Petaluma in 2000:

  • 321 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 157 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Petaluma (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Petaluma - Washington Square, Lakeville Highway Lucky Banking Cent, 101 Western Ave Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of Marin: Petaluma Branch, North Petaluma Branch, Downtown Petaluma Branch. Info updated 2011/02/22: Bank assets: $1,393.3 mil, Deposits: $1,206.0 mil, headquarters in Novato, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Marin Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Petaluma Valley Branch, Petaluma Branch, Petaluma-Washington Square Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Community Bank: Petaluma Branch at 100 Second Street, branch established on 2005/06/13; East Petaluma Branch at 157 N Mcdowell Blvd, branch established on 2009/04/22. Info updated 2009/05/26: Bank assets: $675.7 mil, Deposits: $553.9 mil, headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Holdings
  • Exchange Bank: Golden Eagle Branch at 2 East Washington Street, branch established on 1973/06/25; Parkway Plaza Branch at 701 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Suite D-2, branch established on 2002/07/01. Info updated 2010/02/16: Bank assets: $1,575.4 mil, Deposits: $1,350.9 mil, headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Frank P. Doyle Trust, Article Ix
  • Bank of the West: Petaluma Plaza Branch at 311 North Mcdowell Boulevard, branch established on 1965/05/10; Petaluma Main Branch at 20 Petaluma Boulevard South, branch established on 1965/05/10. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Petaluma Branch at 181 North Mcdowell Boulevard, branch established on 2005/05/23; Petaluma Branch at 200 Kentucky Street, branch established on 1923/01/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sterling Savings Bank: East Petaluma Branch at 701-B Sonoma Mountain Parkway, branch established on 2000/11/16; West Petaluma Branch at 201 Western Avenue, branch established on 2005/05/09. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Westamerica Bank: Petaluma Branch at 200 Washington Street, branch established on 1963/11/15; Washington Square Branch at 203 South Mcdowell Boulevard, branch established on 1974/04/22. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Petaluma:

Marital status in Petaluma, CA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Petaluma:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Petaluma
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Petaluma, CA (based on Sonoma County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic107,73723
Evangelical Protestant25,820159
Other23,39876
Mainline Protestant11,54649
Orthodox1,3897
Black Protestant1021
None313,886-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 130
Sonoma County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
This county:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
Here:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 468
Here:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sonoma County:

19.8%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.9%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Petaluma:

46.3%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Petaluma:

10.1%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Petaluma:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Petaluma:

33.8%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Petaluma, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 64$657,311$123,2460$0
Firefighters 49$505,112$123,7010$0
Water Supply 36$241,109$80,3705$17,030
Police - Other 28$162,185$69,5088$23,085
Streets and Highways 26$185,396$85,5672$8,666
Financial Administration 24$171,282$85,6413$5,418
Sewerage 15$112,156$89,7250$0
Parks and Recreation 13$84,437$77,94217$20,663
Other Government Administration 13$62,876$58,0390$0
Fire - Other 4$32,039$96,1171$3,751
Other and Unallocable 3$20,368$81,4720$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$26,598$106,3920$0
Airports 1$4,654$55,8484$2,373
Judicial and Legal 1$3,574$42,8880$0
Transit 1$6,716$80,5922$4,519
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 1$1,131
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 281$2,275,813$97,18843$86,636

Petaluma government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $5,638,000 ($92.62)
    Sewerage: $3,580,000 ($58.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,845,000 ($46.74)
    Regular Highways: $743,000 ($12.21)
    Police Protection: $358,000 ($5.88)
    Transit Utilities: $331,000 ($5.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,902,000 ($244.82)
    Sewerage: $12,589,000 ($206.82)
    Water Utilities: $10,763,000 ($176.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,220,000 ($167.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,156,000 ($117.56)
    Regular Highways: $7,150,000 ($117.46)
    Central Staff Services: $2,074,000 ($34.07)
    Transit Utilities: $1,884,000 ($30.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,651,000 ($27.12)
    Air Transportation: $1,362,000 ($22.38)
    Financial Administration: $1,003,000 ($16.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,003,000 ($16.48)
    Health - Other: $878,000 ($14.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $551,000 ($9.05)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $325,000 ($5.34)
    General - Other: $174,000 ($2.86)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($0.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,026,000 ($148.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $432,000 ($7.10)
    General - Other: $73,000 ($1.20)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,816,000 ($456.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $743,000 ($12.21)

Petaluma government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,585,000 ($387.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,636,000 ($109.02)
    Other: $2,722,000 ($44.72)
    Air Transportation: $1,832,000 ($30.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,142,000 ($18.76)
    Regular Highways: $349,000 ($5.73)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $284,000 ($4.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $914,000 ($15.02)
    Transit Utilities: $285,000 ($4.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $273,000 ($4.48)
    Air Transportation: $132,000 ($2.17)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($0.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $397,000 ($6.52)
    Sewerage: $94,000 ($1.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($0.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,032,000 ($16.95)
    Interest Earnings: $560,000 ($9.20)
    Rents: $313,000 ($5.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $172,000 ($2.83)
    General Revenue - Other: $118,000 ($1.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,405,000 ($236.65)
    Transit Utilities: $262,000 ($4.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,647,000 ($27.06)
    Other: $1,114,000 ($18.30)
    Transit Utilities: $232,000 ($3.81)
    General Local Government Support: $83,000 ($1.36)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($0.20)
  • Tax - Property: $30,254,000 ($497.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,663,000 ($158.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,063,000 ($50.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,485,000 ($24.40)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $902,000 ($14.82)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $827,000 ($13.59)
    Other License: $381,000 ($6.26)

Petaluma government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,297,000 ($3914.85)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $231,727,000 ($3806.92)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,866,000 ($211.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,296,000 ($103.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,197,000 ($101.81)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,955,000 ($97.83)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $242,000 ($3.98)

Petaluma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,881,000 ($30.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,809,000 ($1031.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,275,000 ($760.23)

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($636 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marin County, CA  0.60% ($90,893 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.31% ($193,078)
from Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($76,917)


4.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($529 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marin County, CA  0.31% ($75,372 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.19% ($43,154)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.18% ($63,114)
Businesses in Petaluma, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1KFC1
7-Eleven5Kmart1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T2Kroger1
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Avenue1Motel 61
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike12
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Brooks Brothers1Panda Express1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS2Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Clarks1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears2
Decora Cabinetry2Sheraton1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks6
FedEx14Subway6
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toyota1
Gap1Trader Joe's1
Goodwill2U-Haul3
Gymboree1UPS13
H&R Block2Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Vons1
Jack In The Box2Wendy's1
Jamba Juice1Whole Foods Market1
Jones New York3

Strongest AM radio stations in Petaluma:

  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTOB (1490 AM; 1 kW; PETALUMA, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRO (1350 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petaluma:

  • KXFX-FM1 (101.7 FM; PETALUMA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • K221DQ (92.1 FM; PETALUMA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRPQ (104.9 FM; ROHNERT PARK, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF SONOMA LP)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZST-FM2 (100.1 FM; ROHNERT PARK PETALUM, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE STEREOCASTERS)
  • KNDL (89.9 FM; ANGWIN, CA; Owner: HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLVR (91.9 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXTS (100.9 FM; CALISTOGA, CA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • KBBF (89.1 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: BILINGUAL B/CING. FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KJZY (93.7 FM; SEBASTOPOL, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE STEREOCASTERS)
  • KXFX (101.7 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KJZY-FM1 (93.7 FM; ROHNERT PARK, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE STEREOCASTERS)
  • KWMR (90.5 FM; POINT REYES STATION, CA; Owner: WEST MARIN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KUIC (95.3 FM; VACAVILLE, CA; Owner: KUIC, INC.)
  • K202CT (88.3 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Petaluma:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KRCB (Channel 22; COTATI, CA; Owner: RURAL CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KTLN-TV (Channel 68; NOVATO, CA; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS CHICAGOLAND)
  • K30DO (Channel 30; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Petaluma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 722ft / 220mTotal length
  • $10,854,000Total costs
  • 1,463,258Total average daily traffic
  • 94,737Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,413,884Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Petaluma, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 141950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Petaluma, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Petaluma)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Petaluma, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 517 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petaluma)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Petaluma)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 117 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED105$334,251217$287,960898$274,06229$194,1682$6,799,160109$211,7013$84,563
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$320,19226$295,08791$334,0885$138,2941$16,761,67012$262,8433$72,380
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$349,71130$261,348261$324,98511$167,1930$026$256,8194$137,548
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$348,69423$302,026160$287,9119$118,3171$12,465,52022$215,7410$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$347,7458$279,65542$339,5521$105,8500$04$174,2180$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Petaluma, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$328,73713$356,4131$326,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$352,7835$356,7600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$354,5291$294,8700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$372,5971$537,6100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$324,9700$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Petaluma, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Petaluma, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 152. The highest number of fires - 280 took place in 2008, and the least - 46 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Petaluma, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.5%), and Structure Fires (31.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Petaluma, CA
    • 1,12152.5%Outside Fires
    • 66931.3%Structure Fires
    • 28513.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 612.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Petaluma, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Petaluma, California:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 5135 Montero Way, Petaluma, California 94954 , Phone: (707) 795-9000, Fax: (707) 795-9005
  • Quality Inn Petaluma, 5100 Montero Way, Petaluma, California 94954 , Phone: (707) 664-1155, Fax: (707) 664-8566
  • Sheraton Hotel, 745 Baywood Dr, Petaluma, California 94954 , Phone: (707) 283-2888, Fax: (707) 283-2828
  • Hotel Petaluma, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, 205 Kentucky St, Petaluma, California 94952 , Phone: (707) 559-3393
  • Hampton Inn Petaluma, 450 Jefferson St, Petaluma, California 94952 , Phone: (707) 397-0000, Fax: (707) 397-5522
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Petaluma, California
Most common first names in Petaluma, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John37076.5 years
William30676.0 years
Mary29881.6 years
Robert23972.1 years
James19373.7 years
Joseph17375.9 years
Charles17374.3 years
George17277.0 years
Dorothy15779.0 years
Helen14980.8 years
Most common last names in Petaluma, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11776.2 years
Johnson10076.1 years
Brown6381.3 years
Anderson6281.1 years
Miller5776.4 years
Williams5674.0 years
Petersen5280.5 years
Jones5180.1 years
Jensen4379.2 years
Thompson4178.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Petaluma, CA
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Petaluma, CA
  • 63.2%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Petaluma compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Petaluma on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest sunshine amount differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
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  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
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  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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