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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. 2012 cost of living index in Sonoma County: 128.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (30.4%), Educational,health and social services (19.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Sonoma County, California:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 237,902  (46.7%)
Females: 245,976  (53.3%)

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Sonoma County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Sonoma County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $62,368 ($53,076 in 1999)
This county:

$62368
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,073 (lower quartile is $828, upper quartile is $1,438)
This county:

$1073
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $446,700 (it was $265,200 in 2000)
Sonoma County:

$446,700
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $314,000 - $668,600

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $566,815
Here:

$566,815
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $377,534
Here:

$377,534
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $587,684
Here:

$587,684
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $293,542
Here:

$293,542
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $320,987
Here:

$320,987
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $116,080
Here:

$116,080
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,258
Here:

$5,258
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,414
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $475

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):


Sonoma County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,536 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,492 (0.4%)


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 2009: 9.3%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.3%
Sonoma County:

9.3%
California:

14.2%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 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, Windsor, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Larkfield-Wikiup, Cloverdale, Boyes Hot Springs.

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.


Local government website: www.sonoma-county.org

Click to draw/clear Sonoma County borders

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 Royaneh (I), Camp Six (J), Camp Thayer (K), Camp Three (L), Camp Two (M), Circle S Ranch (N), Yucinovich Ranch (O), Oleander Farm (P), Norton Ranch (Q), Ledford Ranch (R), Hot Springs Ranch (S), Hoods Springs 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), Church of Saint Teresa of Avila (B), Parkside Christian Chapel (C), Geyserville Christian Church (D), Mark West Neighborhood Church (E), Russian Orthodox Chapel (F), Church of Christ Santa Rosa (G), Fulton Pentecostal Church (H), Santa Rosa Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Ledson Marsh (A), Redwood Lake (B), Laguna Lake (C), Lake Josephine (D), Toole Pond (E), Gravelly Lake (F), Lake Lower (G), Moonshine Pond (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), Bone Creek (G), Boulder Creek (H), Boyer 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: Goat Rock Beach (A), South Salmon Creek Beach (B), Stump Beach (C), Jenner Beach (D), Clam Beach (E), Coleman Beach (F), North Salmon Creek Beach (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

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

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


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:

77.6% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.15%
Here32.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 147,452
Total congregations: 238

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran Church
Adherents90,020 (61.1%)9,000 (6.1%)7,518 (5.1%)4,693 (3.2%)3,469 (2.4%)
Congregations21 (8.8%)7 (2.9%)20 (8.4%)16 (6.7%)8 (3.4%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3,100 (2.1%)2,943 (2.0%)2,753 (1.9%)2,630 (1.8%)21,326 (14.5%)
Congregations9 (3.8%)9 (3.8%)5 (2.1%)9 (3.8%)134 (56.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sonoma County - Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Healdsburg

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 130
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Sonoma County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
Sonoma County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 468
Sonoma County:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.8%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sonoma County:

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 above California state average. It is 2.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Sonoma County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 1553% 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 the county center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Sonoma County center
On 3/31/1986 at 11:55:40, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/31/2007 at 03:04:54, a magnitude 5.6 (5.3 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.2 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: 11, Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $64,434.

4.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($58,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
California average:

5.75%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,018 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.05%
California average:

0.21%

3.36% relocated from other counties in California ($43,834 average AGI)
1.30% relocated from other states ($13,342 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

1.30%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marin County, CA  0.62% ($77,230 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.28% ($78,403)
from Alameda County, CA  0.20% ($74,289)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.18% ($61,443)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.17% ($62,180)
from Napa County, CA  0.16% ($49,993)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.15% ($115,274)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
California average:

6.27%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($464 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%

3.58% relocated to other counties in California ($30,702 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($19,086 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

2.09%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marin County, CA  0.43% ($50,043 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.29% ($56,711)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.24% ($40,942)
to Lake County, CA  0.23% ($48,860)
to Alameda County, CA  0.18% ($55,869)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($37,060)
to San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($38,271)

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

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 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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Cash and Securities

Sonoma County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Sonoma County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Sonoma County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Sonoma County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Sonoma County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sonoma County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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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
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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
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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 Fitness1Jamba Juice4
7-Eleven13Jones New York10
ALDO1Journeys1
AMF Bowling1KFC7
AT&T6Kohl's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger4
Ace Hardware8La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant1
Aerosoles1Lane Furniture4
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza6
Applebee's3Lowe's1
Arby's1Macy's2
Ashley Furniture1Marriott2
AutoZone3Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets35
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's14
Banana Republic2Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins8Motherhood Maternity4
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike26
Ben & Jerry's1Office Depot3
Best Western5Old Navy2
Big O Tires5Olive Garden1
Blockbuster5Outback1
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse1
Brookstone1Pac Sun3
Budget Car Rental1Panda Express6
Burger King10Payless5
CVS11Penske2
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Chico's2Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut1
Cinnabon 1Popeyes1
Clarks1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery3Quiznos6
Coldwater Creek2RadioShack9
Costco2Red Lobster1
Curves8Rite Aid6
DHL6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes2
Days Inn1Safeway9
Decora Cabinetry7Sears4
Dennys3Soma Intimates1
Discount Tire1Spencer Gifts1
Domino's Pizza4Sprint Nextel3
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks33
El Pollo Loco1Subway29
Express1Super 81
Extended Stay America1T-Mobile12
Famous Footwear1Taco Bell11
FedEx54Talbots1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target2
Foot Locker2The Room Place1
Forever 211Torrid1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Toys"R"Us1
GNC8Trader Joe's1
GameStop5Travelodge3
Gap3True Value6
Goodwill12U-Haul13
Gymboree2UPS47
H&R Block12Vans9
Haagen-Dazs1Verizon Wireless2
Haworth1Victoria's Secret1
Holiday Inn1Vons11
Home Depot2Walgreens2
Hot Topic1Walmart2
IHOP2Wendy's2
J. Jill1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1Whole Foods Market5
Jack In The Box2YMCA1
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