Petaluma

Established in the 1800s, Petaluma has a historic downtown famous for the Petaluma River that winds into the San Francisco Bay.

Welcome to Petaluma

 
 
Petaluma, CA is home to 60,000 Petalumans. Established in the 1800s, Petaluma has a historic downtown famous for the Petaluma River that winds into the San Francisco Bay. Back in the day, Petaluma was called "The egg basket of the world". Today, you will find that Petaluma hasn't forgotten about the egg. Each year thousands visit the West Petaluma downtown for the Butter and Egg Parade. Downtown is home to the Petaluma Marina, the Great Petaluma Mill, famous local bakery Della Fattoria, Lala's Ice Creamery, Central Market, Wild Goal Bistro, McNear's, The Mystic Theatre, The Theatre District, Kentucky Street, Antique Street Faires, the river walk, and so much more. All of this is surrounded by rolling hills to the west and Sonoma Mountain to the east. Understanding East and West Petaluma are simple. The zip code 94952 covers West Petaluma known for the historic downtown "west" of Highway 101. West Petaluma has some of the last known pre-1906 Earthquake architecture in the Bay Area. The zip code 94954 covers East Petaluma known for the new and modern Petaluma "east" of Highway 101. Newer schools and development, Lagunitas Brewery & Tap Room, The up-and-coming Brew District, Petaluma Campus of SRJC, Sonoma Mountain, The Old Adobe, Rooster Run Golf Course, Adobe Creek Golf Course, and Synergy Sports Club.
 
Petaluma is also well known for its top public schools throughout the community. Great local organizations like Mentor Me, Petaluma Educational Foundation, PEP Housing for Seniors, and the Petaluma Arts Center help build community and provide incredible resources for the community.

Overview for Petaluma, CA

66,523 people live in Petaluma, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $46,676.26. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,523

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

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

$46,676.26

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Petaluma, CA

Petaluma has 25,072 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 66,523 people call Petaluma home. The population density is 1,278.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,523

Total Population

High

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

44

Median Age

49.84 / 50.16%

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
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
25,072

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$46,676.26

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

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
Sonoma Mountain High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Miwok Valley Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Valley Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Kenilworth Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
San Antonio High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Valley Oaks High (Alternative)
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Valley Oaks Elementary (Alternative)
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
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
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
River Montessori Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Corona Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
St Vincent De Paul Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
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 Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Meadow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
The Spring Hill School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Vincent De Paul High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
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