Rohnert Park, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rohnert Park, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rohnert Park had a population of 42,661 as of July 1, 2016. Rohnert Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rohnert Park is located at latitude 38.3482 and longitude -122.6989 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rohnert Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Rohnert Park (GNIS ID: 2410985) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rohnert Park is located within Petaluma CCD of Sonoma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rohnert Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rohnert Park, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,661
Population in Households 41,749
Population in Familes 29,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 912
Population Density1 6,092
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 16,365
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 9,626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,496 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,868 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 875 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $366,928
Average Home Value $379,946


Median Household Income $58,611
Average Household Income $74,265
Per Capita Income $28,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.8%
Households 0.56% 0.75%
Families 0.49% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rohnert Park, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rohnert Park to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 213 86th
Population Density1 # 178 88th
Diversity Index2 # 732 52nd
Median Household Income # 657 57th
Per Capita Income # 715 53rd

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