Sebastopol, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sebastopol, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sebastopol had a population of 7,657 as of July 1, 2016. Sebastopol ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sebastopol is located at latitude 38.4 and longitude -122.8277 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sebastopol (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of Sebastopol (GNIS ID: 2411857) 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 Sebastopol is located within Sebastopol CCD of Sonoma County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sebastopol: Pine Grove.

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


Total Population 7,657
Population in Households 7,564
Population in Familes 5,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density1 4,116
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 3,361
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,935
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,838 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,524 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $596,787
Average Home Value $604,355


Median Household Income $63,270
Average Household Income $82,960
Per Capita Income $36,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.76%
Households 0.37% 0.63%
Families 0.67% 0.66%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Sebastopol, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sebastopol 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 # 545 64th
Population Density1 # 302 80th
Diversity Index2 # 1214 20th
Median Household Income # 546 64th
Per Capita Income # 386 75th

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