Petaluma, California Population 2022

60,144
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Petaluma is a city located in Sonoma County California. With a 2020 population of 60,144, it is the 159th largest city in California and the 713th largest city in the United States. Petaluma is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually but its population has decreased by -1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,865 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Petaluma has a population density of 4,172 people per square mile.

The average household income in Petaluma is $118,520 with a poverty rate of 6.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Petaluma is 41.7 years, 39.3 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Petaluma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Petalumawas:

  • White: 76.10%
  • Other race: 10.39%
  • Two or more races: 6.97%
  • Asian: 4.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Petaluma, California is 60,144 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 60,865.

Petaluma, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Petaluma Population by Race

Petaluma Population Pyramid 2022

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Petaluma Median Age

42.8


Total

40.7


Male

44.5


Female

Petaluma Adults

There are 48,742 adults, (11,194 of whom are seniors) in Petaluma.

Petaluma Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Petaluma Sex Ratio

Female

30,298

49.78%

Male

30,567

50.22%

Petaluma Population by Age

Petaluma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Petaluma Household Types

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petaluma Households and Families

3.15

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Petaluma Households by Type

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Petaluma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.05%.

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

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$52,094

Average Earnings

$61,651

Average Male

$44,701

Average Female

Petaluma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petaluma Language by Age

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Petaluma Language

77.76% of Petaluma residents speak only English, while 22.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.85% of the population.

Petaluma Language

Petaluma Poverty by Race

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6.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.65%

Male Poverty Rate

7.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petaluma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petaluma is Black, with 15.65% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.75%.

Petaluma Poverty

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Petaluma Poverty Rate by Education

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Petaluma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petaluma Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Petaluma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Petaluma Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Petaluma Marital Status

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2,800

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Petaluma Veterans by War

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Petaluma Veterans by Age

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Petaluma Veterans by Race

Petaluma Veterans by Education

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4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petaluma Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Petaluma Employment by Age

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Petaluma Employment by Race

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Petaluma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.64%

Born in Petaluma

84.77%

Native Born

15.23%

Foreign Born

8.16%

Non Citizen

7.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.77% of Petaluma residents were born in the United States, with 62.64% having been born in California. 8.16% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Petaluma Population by Year