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The City of Petaluma had a population of 60,396 as of July 1, 2020. Petaluma 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 Petaluma is located at latitude 38.2324 and longitude -122.6367 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petaluma encompass a land area of 14.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.
The City of Petaluma (GNIS ID: 2411407) 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 Petaluma is located within Petaluma CCD of Sonoma County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Petaluma: Chickaluma, Petaloma.
|Total Population||60,396 (100%)|
|Population in Households||59,634 (98.7%)|
|Population in Families||48,066 (79.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||762 ( 1.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$101,740|
|Average Household Income||$125,424|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||26%|
|Per Capita Income||$46,385|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||23,604 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||14,828 (62.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,490 (31.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,286 ( 5.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$633,594|
|Average Home Value||$676,462|
|Housing Affordability Index3||94|
|Average Household Size||2.67|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.51%|
|Per Capita Income||2.43%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.18%|
The table below compares Petaluma to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 158||90th|
|Population Density||# 296||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 267||83rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 760||50th|
|Per Capita Income||# 351||77th|
|Diversity Index||# 819||46th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.