Petaluma, California Population 2024

57,528

Petaluma is a city located in Marin County and Sonoma County California. Petaluma has a 2024 population of 57,528. Petaluma is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -3.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,776 in 2020.

The average household income in Petaluma is $140,374 with a poverty rate of 5.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Petaluma is 43.5 years, 42.3 years for males, and 44.8 years for females.

Petaluma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Petaluma was:

  • White: 75.31%
  • Two or more races: 10.63%
  • Other race: 7.03%
  • Asian: 4.79%
  • Black or African American: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
Land Area (mi²)
14.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,990.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.76% (-2,248)
The current population of Petaluma, California is 57,528 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 59,776.

Petaluma, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44,94775.31%
Two or more races6,34510.63%
Other race4,1957.03%
Asian2,8594.79%
Black or African American7901.32%
Native American4630.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander830.14%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Petaluma Population by Race

Petaluma Population Pyramid 2024

Petaluma Median Age

43.5

Total

42.3

Male

44.8

Female

Petaluma Adults

There are 48,024 adults, (11,680 of whom are seniors) in Petaluma.

Petaluma Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Petaluma Sex Ratio

Female30,05750.36%
Male29,62549.64%

Petaluma Population by Age

Petaluma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,4862.5162.937.1
Married12,1573.1475.424.6
Non Family8,3221.3146.853.2
Female1,8403.2961.638.4
Male1,1673.2349.550.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Petaluma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6513.73%
9th to 12th Grade1,7133.87%
High School Graduate7,19416.27%
Some College10,64324.07%
Associates Degree4,0229.1%
Bachelors Degree12,11827.4%
Graduate Degree6,87815.55%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White32,43031,50315,099
Hispanic7,2275,0221,598
2+ Races3,8253,0361,344
Other Race2,7981,711427
Asian2,1391,9461,204
Black672661323
Native American30322655
Islander535310

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.29%.

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$62,298$71,042$54,571
Less Than 9th Grade$35,668$40,953$30,538
High School Graduate$41,750$52,711$29,883
Some College$55,531$62,593$47,099
Bachelors Degree$79,899$96,397$70,014
Graduate Degree$88,860$114,301$79,450

$62,298

Average Earnings

$71,042

Average Male

$54,571

Average Female

Petaluma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petaluma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Petaluma Language

80.21% of Petaluma residents speak only English, while 19.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.72% of the population.

Petaluma Language

Petaluma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White40,9442,3255.68%
Hispanic11,3697576.66%
Multiple6,3154987.89%
Other4,1413197.7%
Native46310121.81%
Asian2,840973.42%
Black781324.1%
Islander8356.02%

5.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.8%

Male Poverty Rate

6.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petaluma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petaluma is Native, with 21.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petaluma is Asian, with 3.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.25%.

Petaluma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.28%
High School8.6%
Some College6.2%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%

Petaluma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.44%
Male Unemployed3.91%
Female Employed2.42%
Male Employed2.22%

Petaluma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petaluma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$108,527$140,374
Families$138,468$161,870
Married Families$148,549$-999,999,999
Non Families$64,712$93,630

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Petaluma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Petaluma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Petaluma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Petaluma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Petaluma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,793

Number of Veterans

2,674

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,153
First Gulf War411
Second Gulf War403
Korea208
World War II177

Petaluma Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,122
65 to 74736
35 to 54397
55 to 64303
18 to 34235

Petaluma Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,3006.22%
Hispanic3193.96%
2+ Races2495.78%
Other Race1575.05%
Black517.37%
Asian361.51%

Petaluma Veterans by Race

Petaluma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petaluma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Petaluma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Petaluma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Petaluma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.14%

Born in Petaluma

85.85%

Native Born

14.15%

Foreign Born

6.31%

Non Citizen

7.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.85% of Petaluma residents were born in the United States, with 64.14% having been born in California. 6.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Petaluma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202954,718-562-1.02%
202855,280-562-1.01%
202755,842-562-1%
202656,404-562-0.99%
202556,966-562-0.98%
202457,528-562-0.97%
202358,090-562-0.96%
202258,652-937-1.57%
202159,589-187-0.31%
202059,776-1,105-1.82%
201960,881-607-0.99%
201861,4888311.37%
201760,657370.06%
201660,6203650.61%
201560,2553270.55%
201459,9285850.99%
201359,3437041.2%
201258,6393500.6%
201158,2892410.42%
201058,0483,5006.42%
200054,54811,36426.32%
199043,1849,35027.63%
198033,8348,96436.04%
197024,87010,83577.2%
196014,0353,72036.06%
195010,3152,28128.39%
19408,034-211-2.56%
19308,2452,01932.43%
19206,2263465.88%
19105,8802,00951.9%
19003,8711794.85%
18903,69236611%
18803,3261,821121%
18601,50500%
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Petaluma Population by Year