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Sonoma County, California (CA)

County population in 2017: 504,217 (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: 320 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sonoma County: 137.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sonoma County, CA (2017)
    • 313,30168.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 136,10029.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20,0794.4%Asian alone
    • 15,9653.5%Two or more races
    • 8,1331.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,5601.2%Some other race alone
    • 3,3240.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,7550.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years
Males: 245,852  (48.8%)
Females: 258,365  (51.2%)
Average household size:
Sonoma County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,409 ($53,076 in 1999)
This county:

$80,409
California:

$71,805

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,453 (lower quartile is $1,065, upper quartile is $1,903)
This county:

$1453
State:

$1320


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $628,400 (it was $265,200 in 2000)
Sonoma:

$628,400
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $455,400 - $856,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $781,248
Here:

$781,248
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $595,954
Here:

$595,954
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $362,393
Here:

$362,393
State:

$938,396

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $367,270
Here:

$367,270
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $623,855
Here:

$623,855
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $93,639
Here:

$93,639
State:

$121,346

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $94,054
Here:

$94,054
State:

$209,961

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,382
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $651

Institutionalized population: 3,882

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 45
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 544
  • Burglaries: 744
  • Thefts: 1531
  • Auto thefts: 28

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

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 60
  • Robberies: 38
  • Assaults: 560
  • Burglaries: 747
  • Thefts: 1682
  • Auto thefts: 62
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1785 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 1998: 2098 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 1999: 2348 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 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
  • 2005: 1598 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2006: 1357 buildings, average cost: $252,400
  • 2007: 910 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2008: 544 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2009: 371 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2010: 287 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2011: 449 buildings, average cost: $256,700
  • 2012: 312 buildings, average cost: $294,500
  • 2013: 453 buildings, average cost: $262,600
  • 2014: 419 buildings, average cost: $251,900
  • 2015: 431 buildings, average cost: $285,400
  • 2016: 621 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2017: 840 buildings, average cost: $262,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Sonoma, CA residents
Average permit cost in Sonoma, CA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,733 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,399 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Sonoma, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sonoma, CA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sonoma, CA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.2%
Sonoma County:

9.2%
California:

13.3%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.7% for Black residents, 12.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.5% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.8 years old
(Males: 40.3 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.8 years old, Black residents: 32.9 years old, American Indian residents: 35.7 years old, Asian residents: 41.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.8 years old, Other race residents: 27.8 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

2018 air pollution in Sonoma County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.367 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.020 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Utah , Jefferson County, Indiana , Lawrence County, Illinois , Wirt County, West Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
California:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Sonoma, CA
County total employment by year in Sonoma, CA
County average yearly wages by year in Sonoma, CA

Current college students: 32,351
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 83,988 (43.1% naturalized citizens)

Sonoma County:

16.7%
Whole state:

26.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 11,8552010 or later
  • 18,5692000 to 2009
  • 24,0961990 to 1999
  • 18,4161980 to 1989
  • 7,7781970 to 1979
  • 12,456Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 141,375
  • One, attached: 15,922
  • Two: 3,562
  • 3 or 4: 11,295
  • 5 to 9: 8,354
  • 10 to 19: 5,549
  • 20 to 49: 6,078
  • 50 or more: 7,533
  • Mobile homes: 9,042
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 598

Housing units in Sonoma County with a mortgage: 78,500 (2,360 second mortgage, 13,328 home equity loan, 442 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37,231

Here:

67.8% with mortgage
State:

70.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sonoma County

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-
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

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:

  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 29, 2006 to April 16, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1646: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1646, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1628: February 03, 2006, FEMA Id: 1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Geysers Fire, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to September 15, 2004, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 04, 2004, FEMA Id: 2554, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1046: March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 03, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1044: January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Mud & Landslides, Flooding, Incident Period: January 05, 1993 to March 20, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-979: February 03, 1993, FEMA Id: 979, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Freeze, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 03, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-894: February 11, 1991, FEMA Id: 894, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sonoma

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 173,922 (73.9%)
  • Carpooled: 27,912 (11.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,447 (1.5%)
  • Railroad: 241 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,329 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,877 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 6,549 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 19,224 (8.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (55%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sonoma County


  • Italian (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Portuguese (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled

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 $83,022.

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

3.38% relocated from other counties in California ($66,206 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($20,255 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

1.29%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($83,664)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.19% ($77,857)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.18% ($144,799)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.17% ($113,241)


4.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.85% relocated to other counties in California ($40,361 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($22,981 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

1.55%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Alameda County, CA  0.17% ($53,036)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($50,887)
to Lake County, CA  0.16% ($47,356)
to Solano County, CA  0.16% ($49,509)

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 2014: 11.1

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 2014: 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 2013: 2.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sonoma County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sonoma County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sonoma County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sonoma County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sonoma County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sonoma County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sonoma County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 68,042 (57,793 aged, 10,249 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 13,718 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sonoma County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,702)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,597)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,033)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,967)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,408)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,289)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,516)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,163)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,089)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,036)

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: 504,217
  • In family households: 400,515 (63,064 male householders, 55,851 female householders)
    92,552 spouses, 138,239 children (129,272 natural, 1,975 adopted, 6,992 stepchildren), 8,026 grandchildren, 9,028 brothers or sisters, 7,470 parents, 10,795 other relatives, 15,490 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 95,875 (27,934 male householders (20,739 living alone)), 41,980 female householders (34,220 living alone)), 25,961 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,827

Size of family households: 55,529 2-persons, 24,828 3-persons, 21,026 4-persons, 12,121 5-persons, 2,592 6-persons, 2,819 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 54,959 1-person, 11,198 2-persons, 2,416 3-persons, 641 4-persons, 469 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 127 7-or-more-persons.

64,018 married couples with children.
23,464 single-parent households (7,979 men, 15,485 women).

73.5% of residents of Sonoma speak English at home.
20.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,197,529,000 ($4,691 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:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built in Sonoma County, California
  • Year house built in Sonoma County, California
  • 2,0812014 or later
  • 2,4562010 to 2013
  • 22,7162000 to 2009
  • 29,6231990 to 1999
  • 41,5011980 to 1989
  • 40,9251970 to 1979
  • 24,4511960 to 1969
  • 19,7961950 to 1959
  • 9,4051940 to 1949
  • 16,3541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sonoma County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sonoma County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sonoma County, California
  • 6091 room
  • 1,1042 rooms
  • 4,2063 rooms
  • 13,8924 rooms
  • 25,7435 rooms
  • 26,0606 rooms
  • 19,2517 rooms
  • 13,9768 rooms
  • 10,8909+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sonoma County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sonoma County, California
  • 4,6321 room
  • 7,5962 rooms
  • 15,0233 rooms
  • 18,8954 rooms
  • 13,2295 rooms
  • 7,3236 rooms
  • 3,3187 rooms
  • 2,3018 rooms
  • 7819+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sonoma County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sonoma County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sonoma County, California
  • 800no bedroom
  • 3,7741 bedroom
  • 26,5772 bedrooms
  • 53,9473 bedrooms
  • 26,0514 bedrooms
  • 4,5825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sonoma County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sonoma County, California
  • 4,984no bedroom
  • 18,8011 bedroom
  • 28,3592 bedrooms
  • 15,4663 bedrooms
  • 4,8934 bedrooms
  • 5955+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sonoma County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sonoma County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sonoma County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,280no vehicle
  • 29,1671 vehicle
  • 47,2802 vehicles
  • 23,6173 vehicles
  • 9,0984 vehicles
  • 4,2895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sonoma County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sonoma County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,940no vehicle
  • 27,7691 vehicle
  • 24,0022 vehicles
  • 9,2913 vehicles
  • 3,8284 vehicles
  • 1,2685+ vehicles

86.5% of Sonoma County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in California.

Sonoma County:

86.5%
State average:

87.0%

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

  • This state: 312,908
  • Other state: 100,572
  • Northeast: 24,468
  • Midwest: 31,814
  • South: 20,245
  • West: 24,045
Year householders moved into unit in Sonoma County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sonoma County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.2%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.6%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,095
Here:

7.0%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,839
Here:

7.8%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,240
Here:

7.3%
California:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sonoma County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $60,643,000
  • Charges - Other: $56,794,000
    Sewerage: $23,833,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,403,000
    Air Transportation: $4,935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,785,000
    Regular Highways: $4,284,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,667,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,247,000
    Sewerage: $4,190,000
    Water Utilities: $3,083,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,086,000
    Electric Utilities: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $147,269,000
    Health - Other: $141,617,000
    Electric Utilities: $137,651,000
    Water Utilities: $116,078,000
    Police Protection: $80,338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $77,289,000
    General - Other: $60,977,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $58,781,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,216,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,142,000
    Regular Highways: $29,896,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,658,000
    Financial Administration: $23,931,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,712,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,247,000
    Sewerage: $16,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,683,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,494,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,812,000
    Air Transportation: $4,592,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,041,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $962,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $843,129,000
    Total Other Securities: $633,015,000
    Other Investments - Other: $400,961,000
    Corporate Bonds: $219,908,000
    Total Federal Securities: $216,543,000
    Benefit Payments: $150,228,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $110,866,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $52,754,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $38,714,000
    Withdrawals: $2,087,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,496,000
    Water Utilities: $3,162,000
    Air Transportation: $1,837,000
    Highways: $1,319,000
    Sewerage: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,998,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $61,719,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $8,488,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,643,000
    Education: $23,875,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,139,000
    Highways: $2,294,000
    Water Utilities: $2,215,000
    Sewerage: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $949,607,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $836,537,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,876,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,243,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,921,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,834,000
    Special Assessments: $978,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $927,000
    Rents: $782,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,133,000
    Air Transportation: $5,274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,954,000
    Regular Highways: $4,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,186,000
    General Public Building: $1,615,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,489,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,130,000
    Police Protection: $358,000
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000
    Corrections - Other: $253,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Electric Utilities: $28,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $217,206,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $164,496,000
    Water Utilities: $70,738,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $223,058,000
    Other: $90,198,000
    Education: $79,923,000
    Health and Hospitals: $49,279,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,673,000
    Highways: $10,592,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,895,000
    Water Utilities: $894,000
    Sewerage: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $275,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,377,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,189,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,152,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,018,000
    Other License: $7,765,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,541,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,538,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,589,000

Sonoma County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $60,643,000
  • Charges - Other: $56,794,000
    Sewerage: $23,833,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,403,000
    Air Transportation: $4,935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,785,000
    Regular Highways: $4,284,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,667,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,247,000
    Sewerage: $4,190,000
    Water Utilities: $3,083,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,086,000
    Electric Utilities: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $147,269,000
    Health - Other: $141,617,000
    Electric Utilities: $137,651,000
    Water Utilities: $116,078,000
    Police Protection: $80,338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $77,289,000
    General - Other: $60,977,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $58,781,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,216,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,142,000
    Regular Highways: $29,896,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,658,000
    Financial Administration: $23,931,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,712,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,247,000
    Sewerage: $16,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,683,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,494,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,812,000
    Air Transportation: $4,592,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,041,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $962,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $843,129,000
    Total Other Securities: $633,015,000
    Other Investments - Other: $400,961,000
    Corporate Bonds: $219,908,000
    Total Federal Securities: $216,543,000
    Benefit Payments: $150,228,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $110,866,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $52,754,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $38,714,000
    Withdrawals: $2,087,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,496,000
    Water Utilities: $3,162,000
    Air Transportation: $1,837,000
    Highways: $1,319,000
    Sewerage: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,998,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $61,719,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $8,488,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,643,000
    Education: $23,875,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,139,000
    Highways: $2,294,000
    Water Utilities: $2,215,000
    Sewerage: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $949,607,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $836,537,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,876,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,243,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,921,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,834,000
    Special Assessments: $978,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $927,000
    Rents: $782,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,133,000
    Air Transportation: $5,274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,954,000
    Regular Highways: $4,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,186,000
    General Public Building: $1,615,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,489,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,130,000
    Police Protection: $358,000
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000
    Corrections - Other: $253,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Electric Utilities: $28,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $217,206,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $164,496,000
    Water Utilities: $70,738,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $223,058,000
    Other: $90,198,000
    Education: $79,923,000
    Health and Hospitals: $49,279,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,673,000
    Highways: $10,592,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,895,000
    Water Utilities: $894,000
    Sewerage: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $275,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,377,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,189,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,152,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,018,000
    Other License: $7,765,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,541,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,538,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,589,000

Sonoma County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $60,643,000
  • Charges - Other: $56,794,000
    Sewerage: $23,833,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,403,000
    Air Transportation: $4,935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,785,000
    Regular Highways: $4,284,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,667,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,247,000
    Sewerage: $4,190,000
    Water Utilities: $3,083,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,086,000
    Electric Utilities: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $147,269,000
    Health - Other: $141,617,000
    Electric Utilities: $137,651,000
    Water Utilities: $116,078,000
    Police Protection: $80,338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $77,289,000
    General - Other: $60,977,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $58,781,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,216,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,142,000
    Regular Highways: $29,896,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,658,000
    Financial Administration: $23,931,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,712,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,247,000
    Sewerage: $16,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,683,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,494,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,812,000
    Air Transportation: $4,592,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,041,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $962,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $843,129,000
    Total Other Securities: $633,015,000
    Other Investments - Other: $400,961,000
    Corporate Bonds: $219,908,000
    Total Federal Securities: $216,543,000
    Benefit Payments: $150,228,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $110,866,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $52,754,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $38,714,000
    Withdrawals: $2,087,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,496,000
    Water Utilities: $3,162,000
    Air Transportation: $1,837,000
    Highways: $1,319,000
    Sewerage: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,998,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $61,719,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $8,488,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,643,000
    Education: $23,875,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,139,000
    Highways: $2,294,000
    Water Utilities: $2,215,000
    Sewerage: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $949,607,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $836,537,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,876,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,243,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,921,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,834,000
    Special Assessments: $978,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $927,000
    Rents: $782,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,133,000
    Air Transportation: $5,274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,954,000
    Regular Highways: $4,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,186,000
    General Public Building: $1,615,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,489,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,130,000
    Police Protection: $358,000
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000
    Corrections - Other: $253,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Electric Utilities: $28,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $217,206,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $164,496,000
    Water Utilities: $70,738,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $223,058,000
    Other: $90,198,000
    Education: $79,923,000
    Health and Hospitals: $49,279,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,673,000
    Highways: $10,592,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,895,000
    Water Utilities: $894,000
    Sewerage: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $275,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,377,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,189,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,152,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,018,000
    Other License: $7,765,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,541,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,538,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,589,000

Sonoma County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $60,643,000
  • Charges - Other: $56,794,000
    Sewerage: $23,833,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,403,000
    Air Transportation: $4,935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,785,000
    Regular Highways: $4,284,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,667,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,247,000
    Sewerage: $4,190,000
    Water Utilities: $3,083,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,086,000
    Electric Utilities: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $147,269,000
    Health - Other: $141,617,000
    Electric Utilities: $137,651,000
    Water Utilities: $116,078,000
    Police Protection: $80,338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $77,289,000
    General - Other: $60,977,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $58,781,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,216,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,142,000
    Regular Highways: $29,896,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,658,000
    Financial Administration: $23,931,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,712,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,247,000
    Sewerage: $16,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,683,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,494,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,812,000
    Air Transportation: $4,592,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,041,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $962,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $843,129,000
    Total Other Securities: $633,015,000
    Other Investments - Other: $400,961,000
    Corporate Bonds: $219,908,000
    Total Federal Securities: $216,543,000
    Benefit Payments: $150,228,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $110,866,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $52,754,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $38,714,000
    Withdrawals: $2,087,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,496,000
    Water Utilities: $3,162,000
    Air Transportation: $1,837,000
    Highways: $1,319,000
    Sewerage: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,998,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $61,719,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $8,488,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,643,000
    Education: $23,875,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,139,000
    Highways: $2,294,000
    Water Utilities: $2,215,000
    Sewerage: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $949,607,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $836,537,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,876,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,243,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,921,000
    General Revenue - Other: $5,834,000
    Special Assessments: $978,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $927,000
    Rents: $782,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,133,000
    Air Transportation: $5,274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,954,000
    Regular Highways: $4,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,186,000
    General Public Building: $1,615,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,489,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,130,000
    Police Protection: $358,000
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000
    Corrections - Other: $253,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Electric Utilities: $28,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $217,206,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $164,496,000
    Water Utilities: $70,738,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $223,058,000
    Other: $90,198,000
    Education: $79,923,000
    Health and Hospitals: $49,279,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,673,000
    Highways: $10,592,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,895,000
    Water Utilities: $894,000
    Sewerage: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $275,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,377,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,189,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,152,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,018,000
    Other License: $7,765,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,541,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,538,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,589,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 9,757
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,551
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,206
  • Number of recipients under 18: 628
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,496
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,633
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,716
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,446
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 in Sonoma, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sonoma, CA - 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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  • #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+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"