Petaluma

Overview for Petaluma, CA

60,050 people live in Petaluma, where the median age is 42.8 and the average individual income is $50,664. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,050

Total Population

42.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,664

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Petaluma, CA

Petaluma has 22,756 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Petaluma do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 60,050 people call Petaluma home. The population density is 4,165.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,050

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.8

Median Age

49.91 / 50.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
22,756

Total Households

2.61

Average Household Size

$50,664

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Petaluma, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Petaluma. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Sonoma Mountain High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Valley Oaks Elementary (Alternative)
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Valley Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Kenilworth Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Valley Oaks High (Alternative)
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Corona Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
St Vincent De Paul Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Petaluma Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Meadow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
The Spring Hill School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Miwok Valley Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Carpe Diem High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Mary Collins Charter School at Cherry Valley
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
River Montessori Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
San Antonio High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
La Tercera Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Sonoma Mountain Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
South County Consortium
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
St Vincent De Paul High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

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Around Petaluma, CA

There's plenty to do around Petaluma, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

82
Very Walkable
Walking Score
61
Bikeable
Bike Score
42
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Split Rail Family Farms, Light of Day Wine and Ranch, and Cabana Dreams swim.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.23 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.35 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.87 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Petaluma

Just an hour north of San Francisco, you'll discover picturesque Petaluma. Nestled on the Petaluma River between rolling farmlands and rugged coast, Petaluma melds Hometown USA with sophisticated Wine Country style. 
 
The history and events that shaped the West and California are reflected in Petaluma’s landmarks and historic attractions. Rich in authenticity, Petaluma’s heritage can be traced through Native American tribes, Mexican settlements, the discovery of gold, railroad expansion, and the San Francisco earthquake.
 
Chartered in 1858, Petaluma is one of California’s oldest cities. The city’s riverfront location made it a bustling destination during the mid-19th century Gold Rush when the river carried produce, poultry and dairy products from this fertile valley to the rapidly exploding populations of San Francisco and Oakland.

Spared much of the destruction of the 1906 earthquake, Petaluma boasts buildings whose foundations were laid a century and-a-half ago and whose facades are some of the best examples of iron front building architecture in the entire United States.

Today, these architectural gems in the walkable downtown district house specialty stores, restaurants and galleries.

Many of the world’s greatest cities are located on a river. And that’s true for Petaluma too. The Petaluma River turned a small settlement into a thriving city in the mid 1800s and has been an important center of commerce and recreation ever since.

During the peak of the riverboat era, there was more tonnage and dollar value hauled on the Petaluma River than on any other river in the state. The schooners, sloops and paddle wheelers transporting people and goods made Petaluma the third busiest inland port in the state.

Today, you’re much more likely to see sleek and maneuverable kayaks and paddleboards on the River. It is a recreational asset attracting water craft enthusiasts, bird watchers, and boaters. Though the uses of the Petaluma River and the types of vessels on it have changed dramatically in the 150 years since Petaluma was founded, the river continues to contribute to the community’s vitality and economy.

Check out this excellent piece on the top things to do in Petaluma: https://www.sonomamag.com/things-to-do-in-petaluma-ca/

 

 

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Overview for Petaluma, CA

60,050 people live in Petaluma, where the median age is 42.8 and the average individual income is $50,664. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,050

Total Population

42.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,664

Average individual Income

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