Sonoma County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 491,829 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 458,614 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 83,732
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 28,548
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 110,511
Renter-occupied apartments: 73,545 (it was 61,892 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

44%

Land area: 1576 sq. mi.

Water area: 192.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 310 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sonoma County: 129.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sonoma County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (24.9%)
  • Asian alone (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 237,902  (46.7%)
Females: 245,976  (53.3%)

Sonoma County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sonoma County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,029 ($53,076 in 1999)

This county:

$61029
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,172 (lower quartile is $900, upper quartile is $1,541)
This county:

$1172
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $406,900 (it was $265,200 in 2000)
Sonoma:

$406,900
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $282,000 - $632,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $563,387
Here:

$563,387
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $328,108
Here:

$328,108
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $245,607
Here:

$245,607
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $211,390
Here:

$211,390
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,250
Here:

$188,250
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $76,248
Here:

$76,248
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $138,125
Here:

$138,125
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,079
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $512

Institutionalized population: 3,882

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2013 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2001: 1717 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2002: 1350 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2003: 1503 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2004: 1342 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2007: 910 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2008: 544 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2009: 371 buildings, average cost: $257,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,461 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,072 (0.5%)

Sonoma County household income distribution in 2009 Sonoma County home values distribution Sonoma County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 6.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 8.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
Sonoma County:

12.4%
California:

16.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.5% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 6.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 8.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sonoma County is $912 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1151 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1633 a month.

Cities in this county include: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Russian River-Coastal, Windsor, Cloverdale-Geyserville, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Larkfield-Wikiup.

Sonoma County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
94927Rohnert Park11
94928Rohnert Park141
94931Cotati70
94951Penngrove30
94952Petaluma312
94954Petaluma150
95401Santa Rosa260
95402Santa Rosa40
95403Santa Rosa100
95404Santa Rosa191
95405Santa Rosa141
95407Santa Rosa180
95409Santa Rosa163
95416Boyes Hot Springs20
95425Cloverdale50
95436Forestville30
95439Fulton40
95442Glen Ellen20
95446Guerneville10
95448Healdsburg173
95452Kenwood20
95471Rio Nido10
95472Sebastopol220
95473Sebastopol30
95476Sonoma300
95486Villa Grande20
95492Windsor150
95497The Sea Ranch10

2005 air pollution in Sonoma County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.011 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.063 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.050 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 35 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sonoma County: Boy Scout Camp (A), Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club (B), Caldwell Ranch (C), Call Ranch (D), Camp Five (E), Camp Four (F), Camp Maacama (G), Camp One (H), Camp Six (I), Camp Thayer (J), Camp Three (K), Camp Two (L), Circle S Ranch (M), Yucinovich Ranch (N), Oleander Farm (O), Norton Ranch (P), Ledford Ranch (Q), Hot Springs Ranch (R), Hoods Springs Ranch (S), Hansen Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Fiesta Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sonoma County include: Two Rock Church (A), Parkside Christian Chapel (B), Geyserville Christian Church (C), Mark West Neighborhood Church (D), Russian Orthodox Chapel (E), Church of Christ Santa Rosa (F), Santa Rosa Baptist Church (G), Calvary Chapel Fellowship Church (H), Hessel Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bennett Valley Cemetery (1), B'nai Israel Cemetery (2), Petaluma Calvary Cemetery (3), Sugarloaf Cemetery (4), Cyrus Alexander Family Cemetery (5), Annapolis Church Cemetery (6), Canfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ledson Marsh (A), Redwood Lake (B), Laguna Lake (C), Lake Josephine (D), Gravelly Lake (E), Lake Lower (F), Moonshine Pond (G), Lytton Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Rock Creek (A), Black Sulfur Creek (B), Blucher Creek (C), Blue Jay Creek (D), Bluegum Creek (E), Boggs Creek (F), Boulder Creek (G), Boyer Creek (H), Briggs Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sonoma County include: Austin Creek State Recreation Area (1), Christo and Jeanne-Claude Running Fence Park (2), Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park (3), Salt Point State Park (4), Stillwater Cove Regional Park (5), Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (6), Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve (7), Gerstle Cove Reserve (8), Fort Ross State Historic Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Stump Beach (A), Clam Beach (B), Coleman Beach (C), North Salmon Creek Beach (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Lake County , Marin County , Mendocino County , Napa County , Solano County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 32,351
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 65,726 (34% naturalized citizens)

Sonoma County:

14.3%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 15,521
  • 1990 to 1994: 11,555
  • 1985 to 1989: 10,982
  • 1980 to 1984: 7,434
  • 1975 to 1979: 4,678
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,100
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,504
  • 1965 to 1969: 9,952

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.0%

Sonoma County marital status for males Sonoma County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sonoma County with a mortgage: 71,076 (10,888 second mortgage, 9,027 home equity loan, 337 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,530

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sonoma County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic107,73723
Evangelical Protestant25,820159
Other23,39876
Mainline Protestant11,54649
Orthodox1,3897
Black Protestant1021
None313,886-
Sonoma County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
This county:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
Sonoma County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 468
This county:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sonoma County:

6.3%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Sonoma County:

19.8%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Sonoma County:

Average size of farms: 182 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $165,857
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4720.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.89%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $130,839
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,466
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 39.20%
Vegetables: 1,388 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 63,690 acres

Tornado activity:

Sonoma County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 15919980.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Sonoma County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 709% 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 32.9 miles away from Sonoma County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 215.6 miles away from the county center
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 107.0 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
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 149.2 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 262.2 miles away from Sonoma County center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sonoma County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sonoma County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Sonoma County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 168,134 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 28,283 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,234 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 62 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 102 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 45 (0%)
  • Taxi: 61 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 517 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,744 (1%)
  • Walked: 6,929 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,587 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 12,246 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Sonoma County, California in 2000:

  • 2,125 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,637 people in nursing homes
  • 1,299 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 1,297 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,083 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 636 people in other group homes
  • 632 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 450 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 399 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 315 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 310 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 153 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 130 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 124 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 123 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 99 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 91 people in religious group quarters
  • 80 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 50 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 46 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 31 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 29 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 17 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Sonoma County, California in 2010:

  • 2,287 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,112 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,065 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 995 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 962 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 574 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 515 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 510 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 390 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 204 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 179 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 111 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 81 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 20 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,953.

4.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
California average:

5.03%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

3.02% relocated from other counties in California ($36,596 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($15,394 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

1.33%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marin County, CA  0.49% ($65,660 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.29% ($82,245)
from Alameda County, CA  0.21% ($48,458)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($45,969)
from Napa County, CA  0.16% ($45,829)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.15% ($58,415)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.14% ($39,004)


4.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
California average:

5.12%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($568 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.05%
California average:

0.10%

2.83% relocated to other counties in California ($29,043 average AGI)
1.41% relocated to other states ($14,354 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

1.41%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marin County, CA  0.36% ($51,874 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.28% ($46,376)
to Alameda County, CA  0.21% ($42,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($40,694)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.15% ($35,977)
to Napa County, CA  0.14% ($42,826)
to Solano County, CA  0.14% ($45,896)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Sonoma County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Sonoma County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 3.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sonoma County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 64,105 (55,690 aged, 8,415 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 12.1
  • Other - 13.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.4
  • Suffocation - 27.8
  • Poisoning - 18.5
  • Other - 9.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 473,835

Size of family households: 48,968 2-persons, 26,178 3-persons, 22,776 4-persons, 10,595 5-persons, 4,541 6-persons, 4,056 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 50,670 1-person, 14,294 2-persons, 2,289 3-persons, 908 4-persons, 324 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 109 7-or-more-persons.

76,383 married couples with children.
23,702 single-parent households (6,779 men, 16,923 women).

80.2% of residents of Sonoma County speak English at home.
13.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,197,529,000 ($4691 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $116,391,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $988,218,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $533,368,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,500,000
Federal grants: $410,189,000
Federal procurement contracts: $101,142,000 ($57,630,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $154,111,000 ($7,193,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $64,253,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $74,681,000
Federal Government insurance: $715,954,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 29,872
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 20,324
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13,055
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -14,168
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sonoma County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 56.17 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,296
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,858
  • 1990 to 1999: 26,218
  • 1980 to 1989: 38,672
  • 1970 to 1979: 44,004
  • 1960 to 1969: 24,325
  • 1950 to 1959: 17,011
  • 1940 to 1949: 13,304
  • 1939 or earlier: 16,996
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sonoma County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 323
  • 2 rooms: 1,441
  • 3 rooms: 5,017
  • 4 rooms: 12,574
  • 5 rooms: 26,700
  • 6 rooms: 27,146
  • 7 rooms: 18,782
  • 8 rooms: 11,399
  • 9+ rooms: 7,129
  • 1 room: 3,289
  • 2 rooms: 8,725
  • 3 rooms: 11,361
  • 4 rooms: 16,903
  • 5 rooms: 11,833
  • 6 rooms: 5,910
  • 7 rooms: 2,473
  • 8 rooms: 919
  • 9+ rooms: 479
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sonoma County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 621
  • 1 bedroom: 5,008
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,884
  • 3 bedrooms: 51,650
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,830
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,518
  • no bedroom: 4,386
  • 1 bedroom: 17,373
  • 2 bedrooms: 24,354
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,910
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,603
  • 5+ bedrooms: 266
Cars and other vehicles available in Sonoma County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,776
  • 1 vehicle: 28,020
  • 2 vehicles: 48,227
  • 3 vehicles: 20,946
  • 4 vehicles: 6,648
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,894
  • no vehicle: 6,145
  • 1 vehicle: 26,426
  • 2 vehicles: 20,942
  • 3 vehicles: 5,995
  • 4 vehicles: 1,794
  • 5+ vehicles: 590

54% of Sonoma County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in California.

Sonoma County:

53.6%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $275,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sonoma County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (74.1%)
  • Electricity (12.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.7%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Utility gas (62.2%)
  • Electricity (26.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Wood (4.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,241
Here:

9.9%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,551
Here:

9.6%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,731
Here:

9.9%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sonoma County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $32,279,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $937,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $35,882,000
    Water Utilities: $13,294,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,497,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,134,000
    General - Other: $108,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $119,274,000
    Solid Waste Management: $114,189,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $94,251,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,042,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $67,719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,058,000
    Police Protection: $57,255,000
    General - Other: $50,334,000
    Water Utilities: $37,853,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,712,000
    Regular Highways: $25,231,000
    Financial Administration: $24,320,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,430,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,227,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,573,000
    Sewerage: $9,359,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,790,000
    Air Transportation: $2,041,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,471,000
    Housing and Community Development: $338,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $617,559,000
    Other Investments - Other: $145,947,000
    Corporate Bonds: $122,920,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $120,131,000
    Benefit Payments: $62,104,000
    Withdrawals: $1,154,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,419,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,567,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $1,076,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $22,554,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,421,000
    Regular Highways: $11,944,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,335,000
    Air Transportation: $2,498,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,236,000
    Health - Other: $470,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $413,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $290,000
    Police Protection: $219,000
    Water Utilities: $154,000
    Financial Administration: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $58,000
    Central Staff Services: $22,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $342,140,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,062,000

Sonoma County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $55,562,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,227,000
    Sewerage: $16,031,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,368,000
    Regular Highways: $2,887,000
    Air Transportation: $2,456,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,066,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,538,000
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $123,409,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $30,579,000
    From Parent Local Government: $24,993,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,913,000
    Air Transportation: $2,431,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,258,000
    Water Utilities: $322,000
    Education: $203,000
    Sewerage: $146,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $22,639,000
    All Other: $11,834,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,100,000
    Sewerage: $412,000
    Water Utilities: $180,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,392,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $8,297,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,200,000
    Special Assessments: $2,794,000
    Rents: $855,000
    Sale of Property: $813,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,254,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $128,613,000
    All Other: $74,220,000
    Education: $71,624,000
    Health and Hospitals: $36,409,000
    General Local Government Support: $27,046,000
    Highways: $17,462,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,616,000
    Water Utilities: $236,000
  • Tax - Property: $173,235,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $12,039,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,991,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,716,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,208,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,365,000
    Other License: $1,776,000
    NEC: $686,000

Sonoma County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,164,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $314,557,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,812,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,204,000

Sonoma County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,620,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $384,601,000
    Total Federal Securities: $180,774,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $480,388,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,480,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Sonoma County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sonoma County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 86 full 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 ORIGINATED1,433$286,2483,233$287,10212,404$292,710422$225,77515$3,240,3332,253$285,92589$152,753
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED106$289,160481$293,4071,292$319,58142$257,6432$11,150,000266$312,01944$121,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED270$295,452637$255,9873,645$351,550159$163,1265$1,190,000616$302,817134$111,582
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN151$294,967463$289,1792,335$320,70690$231,1785$8,730,200353$280,47319$174,105
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS70$291,37191$290,198604$340,49025$130,6401$401,00067$294,95511$123,727
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED355$287,96692$350,6856$296,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED137$299,63559$330,8142$300,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED49$299,55118$325,3892$363,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$299,6368$321,6250$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$345,0003$273,3330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Sonoma County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,66275.6 years
William2,26275.7 years
Mary2,06380.9 years
Robert2,02772.7 years
James1,67173.5 years
George1,36276.9 years
Charles1,30075.8 years
Helen1,13181.3 years
Joseph1,10076.9 years
Frank1,03177.5 years
Most common last names in Sonoma County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith92076.8 years
Johnson72076.6 years
Brown47277.4 years
Anderson44278.8 years
Williams41875.9 years
Miller41578.1 years
Jones39576.8 years
Wilson35476.9 years
Davis33377.9 years
Thompson30177.6 years
Businesses in Sonoma County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Journeys1
7-Eleven18Justice1
99 Cents Only Stores1KFC8
ALDO1Kmart2
AMF Bowling1Kohl's2
AT&T8Kroger5
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware8Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale2Lane Furniture4
Aerosoles1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ann Taylor2Little Caesars Pizza8
Apple Store1Lowe's1
Applebee's5Macy's2
Arby's2Marriott2
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone4MasterBrand Cabinets37
Avenue2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's15
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic2Motel 64
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity4
Baskin-Robbins8New Balance7
Bath & Body Works1Nike31
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan2
Ben & Jerry's1Office Depot3
Best Western7Old Navy2
Big O Tires5Olive Garden1
Blockbuster7Outback1
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse1
Brookstone1Pac Sun3
Budget Car Rental2Panda Express7
Burger King12Papa John's Pizza1
CVS12Payless7
Carl\s Jr.8Penske2
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Chevrolet4Pier 1 Imports2
Chico's2Pizza Hut1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Cinnabon 1Popeyes1
Clarks1Quality2
Cold Stone Creamery5Quiznos8
Coldwater Creek2RadioShack11
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Costco2Rite Aid6
Curves11Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DHL6SAS Shoes2
Dairy Queen1Safeway10
Days Inn1Sears6
Decora Cabinetry7Sheraton1
Dennys4Soma Intimates1
Discount Tire1Spencer Gifts1
Domino's Pizza5Sprint Nextel3
Eddie Bauer1Staples2
El Pollo Loco1Starbucks43
Express1Subaru1
Extended Stay America2Subway37
Famous Footwear1Super 81
FedEx71T-Mobile15
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T.J.Maxx1
Foot Locker2Taco Bell13
Ford3Talbots1
Forever 211Target2
Fredericks Of Hollywood1The Room Place2
GNC9Torrid1
GameStop6Toyota2
Gap3Toys"R"Us1
Goodwill13Trader Joe's3
Gymboree2Travelodge3
H&R Block15True Value7
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul15
Haworth1UPS68
Hilton4Vans9
Holiday Inn2Verizon Wireless3
Home Depot3Victoria's Secret1
Honda2Volkswagen1
Hot Topic1Vons12
IHOP4Walgreens3
J. Jill1Walmart2
JCPenney1Wendy's2
Jack In The Box3Wet Seal1
Jamba Juice5Whole Foods Market5
Jones New York12YMCA1

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