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Petaluma, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Petaluma,CA index of house prices

Total population: 59,953 (Urban population: 54,469, Rural population: 69 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 23,052 (21,915 occupied: 14,694 owner occupied, 7,298 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

33%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,671 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $519,438.

Median contract rent in 2016: $870 (lower quartile is $643, upper quartile is $1,102)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,099


Median gross rent in Petaluma, CA in 2016: $946

Housing units in Petaluma with a mortgage: 10,611 (360 second mortgage, 1,770 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,950

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $115,611

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $59,672

Median monthly housing costs: $1,853


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Petaluma, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $605,945 (it was $282,800 in 2000)
Petaluma:

$605,945
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $480,093 - $741,155

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $645,290
Here:

$645,290
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $512,801
Here:

$512,801
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $544,704
Here:

$544,704
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $518,913
Here:

$518,913
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $761,308
Here:

$761,308
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $70,227
Here:

$70,227
State:

$109,501
Median year house/condo built: 1979

Median year apartment built: 1981

Household type by relationship:

Households: 60,392
  • In family households: 50,393 (8,169 male householders, 6,749 female householders)
    11,399 spouses, 18,019 children (17,223 natural, 434 adopted, 393 stepchildren), 899 grandchildren, 837 brothers or sisters, 1,013 parents, 1,328 other relatives, 1,758 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,379 (2,803 male householders (1,910 living alone)), 4,202 female householders (3,510 living alone)), 2,381 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 699

Size of family households: 5,853 2-persons, 3,750 3-persons, 3,003 4-persons, 1,416 5-persons, 567 6-persons, 207 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,410 1-person, 1,273 2-persons, 266 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 10 6-persons.

8,887 married couples with children.
2,593 single-parent households (1,159 men, 1,434 women).

75.4% of residents of Petaluma speak English at home.
18.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 11,085 (18.4%)
(46.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Petaluma, California:

  • 93no bedroom
  • 1981 bedroom
  • 2,3432 bedrooms
  • 6,4373 bedrooms
  • 4,3774 bedrooms
  • 1,1125+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Petaluma, California:

  • 299no bedroom
  • 1,4261 bedroom
  • 2,8402 bedrooms
  • 2,0383 bedrooms
  • 5944 bedrooms
  • 785+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Petaluma in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 328no vehicle
  • 3,3071 vehicle
  • 6,9302 vehicles
  • 2,7243 vehicles
  • 9634 vehicles
  • 4195+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population

Cars and other vehicles available in Petaluma in renter-occupied apartments

  • 595no vehicle
  • 2,7491 vehicle
  • 2,7922 vehicles
  • 8873 vehicles
  • 1764 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Petaluma, California:

  • 421 room
  • 472 rooms
  • 2563 rooms
  • 1,4274 rooms
  • 3,0715 rooms
  • 3,0466 rooms
  • 2,6157 rooms
  • 2,2908 rooms
  • 1,8589+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Petaluma, California:

  • 2531 room
  • 4372 rooms
  • 1,1983 rooms
  • 2,0324 rooms
  • 1,3825 rooms
  • 1,1116 rooms
  • 3377 rooms
  • 4378 rooms
  • 1259+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Petaluma, CA household income distribution

  • Petaluma, CA household income distribution
  • 816Less than $10,000
  • 578$10,000 to $14,999
  • 681$15,000 to $19,999
  • 686$20,000 to $24,999
  • 596$25,000 to $29,999
  • 438$30,000 to $34,999
  • 627$35,000 to $39,999
  • 593$40,000 to $44,999
  • 668$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,565$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,160$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,500$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,548$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,736$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,630$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,422$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Petaluma, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Petaluma, CA
  • 93Less than $10,000
  • 70$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 30$20,000 to $24,999
  • 39$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 93$35,000 to $39,999
  • 50$40,000 to $49,999
  • 54$50,000 to $59,999
  • 67$60,000 to $69,999
  • 125$70,000 to $79,999
  • 34$80,000 to $89,999
  • 62$90,000 to $99,999
  • 32$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4$125,000 to $149,999
  • 36$150,000 to $174,999
  • 47$175,000 to $199,999
  • 185$200,000 to $249,999
  • 249$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,175$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,167$400,000 to $499,999
  • 7,002$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,061$750,000 to $999,999
  • 475$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 51$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 66$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Petaluma, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Petaluma, CA
  • 49Less than $100
  • 53$100 to $149
  • 27$150 to $199
  • 162$200 to $249
  • 60$250 to $299
  • 112$300 to $349
  • 10$350 to $399
  • 68$400 to $449
  • 30$450 to $499
  • 91$500 to $549
  • 45$550 to $599
  • 19$600 to $649
  • 17$650 to $699
  • 106$700 to $749
  • 92$750 to $799
  • 168$800 to $899
  • 70$900 to $999
  • 955$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,095$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,420$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,302$2,000 to $2,499
  • 305$2,500 to $2,999
  • 149$3,000 to $3,499
  • 16$3,500 or more
  • 415No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,6992010 or later
  • 2,3312000 to 2009
  • 2,9241990 to 1999
  • 2,1611980 to 1989
  • 1,1301970 to 1979
  • 1,613Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Petaluma population
Petaluma commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 885
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,100
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,058
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,532
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,261
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,050
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,644
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 642
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,300
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,732
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,292
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,024
Petaluma, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 66.3%
Number of people working at home: 2,518 (8.1% of all workers)

Petaluma mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 25,329 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 3,631 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 203 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 11 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 54 (0%)
  • Taxi: 424 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 326 (1%)
  • Walked: 632 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 2,518 (8%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 2,074
 German: 1,776
 Italian: 1,673
 American: 1,252
 English: 1,236
 European: 877
 Portuguese: 577
 Norwegian: 411
 French (except Basque): 308
 Polish: 294
 Scottish: 282
 Dutch: 216
 British: 194
 Iranian: 190
 Swedish: 171
 Russian: 149
 Scotch-Irish: 141
 Eastern European: 140
 Canadian: 125
 Basque: 119
 Greek: 114
 Northern European: 88
 Danish: 83
 Lebanese: 71
 Hungarian: 70
 Scandinavian: 68
 Armenian: 63
 Arab: 58
 Swiss: 53
 Brazilian: 52
 Haitian: 50
 Ukrainian: 44
 French Canadian: 42
 Finnish: 40
 Macedonian: 39
 Welsh: 31
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 30
 Australian: 29
 Austrian: 26
 Croatian: 22
 Cape Verdean: 22
 Egyptian: 17
 Czech: 14
 Palestinian: 14
 Nigerian: 14
 Belgian: 13
 Afghan: 13
 Ethiopian: 10
 Slovene: 10
 Romanian: 9
 Alsatian: 9
 Yugoslavian: 9
 African: 8
 Slavic: 7
 Slovak: 7
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 7
 Maltese: 6
 Latvian: 6
 Lithuanian: 5

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

  • 45%Mexico
  • 6%El Salvador
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%India
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 2%Korea
  • 2%Philippines

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

  • This state: 34,545
  • Other state: 13,846
  • Northeast: 4,231
  • Midwest: 4,153
  • South: 2,574
  • West: 2,902

90% of Petaluma residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in California.

Petaluma:

90.3%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 234
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 321
  • 5th and 6th grade: 420
  • 7th and 8th grade: 175
  • 9th grade: 154
  • 10th grade: 148
  • 11th grade: 357
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 525
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,987
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,445
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,671
  • Associate degree: 1,718
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,982
  • Master's degree: 1,723
  • Professional school degree: 526
  • Doctorate degree: 309

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 178
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 256
  • 5th and 6th grade: 802
  • 7th and 8th grade: 85
  • 9th grade: 107
  • 10th grade: 166
  • 11th grade: 186
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 463
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,755
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,401
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,388
  • Associate degree: 2,109
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,648
  • Master's degree: 2,641
  • Professional school degree: 603
  • Doctorate degree: 239

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 35.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 0.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 4.4%Females
Petaluma marital status for males
Petaluma marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,267
  • One, attached: 1,859
  • Two: 461
  • 3 or 4: 705
  • 5 to 9: 758
  • 10 to 19: 463
  • 20 to 49: 503
  • 50 or more: 945
  • Mobile homes: 974

Median worth of mobile homes: $76,018

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Petaluma:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Petaluma
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.9%)
  • Electricity (13.8%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Solar energy (1.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (65.9%)
  • Electricity (31.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 478
Here:

8.5%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 274
Here:

9.5%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 547
Here:

15.4%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)