Petaluma, CA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Petaluma, California Info Snack

Population
60,865
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
6.6%
Median Home
$664,200
Median Income
$92,762
Median Rent
$2,027

Petaluma SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
4

Petaluma, CA Crime Report

1,011
Total Crimes
1,662.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-29.13%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Petaluma
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,011 1,662.7 2,581.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 255 419.4 442.0 387.8
Murder 2 3.3 5.6 6.5
Robbery 33 54.3 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 195 320.7 288.7 279.7
Property Crime 756 1,243.3 2,138.9 1,958.2
Burglary 90 148.0 369.7 314.2
Larceny 597 981.8 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 69 113.5 427.6 246.0

Petaluma, CA Cost Of Living

161
Petaluma's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Petaluma California National Average
Overall 161 140 100
Services 127 112 100
Groceries 129 113 100
Health 125 115 100
Housing 239 198 100
Transportation 150 134 100
Utilities 138 126 100

Petaluma, CA Photos

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Petaluma Ca Wooden Bridge Over Petaluma River
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Rankings for Petaluma in California

Map Of Petaluma, CA

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Population over time in Petaluma

Year Population % Change
2020 60,865 0.4%
2019 60,635 0.7%
2018 60,210 0.8%
2017 59,757 0.7%
2016 59,340 0.7%
2015 58,912 1.0%
2014 58,357 0.9%
2013 57,852 1.0%
2012 57,265 1.0%
2011 56,689 -

Race / Ethnicity in Petaluma

White
67.7% (41,220)
African American
1.1% (697)
American Indian
0.3% (183)
Asian
4.3% (2,606)
Hawaiian
0.0% (21)
Other
0.6% (365)
Two Or More
4.2% (2,537)
Hispanic
21.7% (13,236)
Race Petaluma CA USA
White 67.7% 36.5% 60.1%
African American 1.1% 5.4% 12.2%
American Indian 0.3% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 4.3% 14.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.2% 3.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 21.7% 39.1% 18.2%

Gender in Petaluma

Female
49.8% (30,298)
Male
50.2% (30,567)
Gender Petaluma CA USA
Female 49.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petaluma for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (3,651)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (3,043)
High School / GED
16.0% (9,738)
Some College
24.0% (14,607)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (5,477)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (15,824)
Master's Degree
10.0% (6,086)
Professional Degree
3.0% (1,825)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (608)
Education Petaluma CA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Petaluma, California

Less than $10,000
2.6% (156,934)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.2% (193,561)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.9% (297,828)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.1% (370,280)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.6% (400,223)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.9% (909,526)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.7% (895,623)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.5% (1,184,095)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.6% (768,632)
$200,000 or more
14.9% (909,793)
Income Petaluma CA USA
Less than $10,000 2.6% 4.7% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.2% 3.9% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.9% 6.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.1% 7.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.6% 10.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.9% 15.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.7% 12.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.5% 17.1% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.6% 9.4% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 14.9% 13.3% 8.3%

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