Petaluma, California Population 2021

57,908
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Petaluma is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 57,908, it is the 157th largest city in California and the 676th largest city in the United States. Petaluma is currently declining at a rate of -2.21% annually and its population has decreased by -0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,941 in 2010. Petaluma reached it's highest population of 61,826 in 2018. Spanning over 15 miles, Petaluma has a population density of 4,017 people per square mile.

The average household income in Petaluma is $118,520 with a poverty rate of 6.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,830 per month, and the median house value is $633,900. The median age in Petaluma is 41.7 years, 39.3 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

Petaluma Demographics

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

  • White: 77.46%
  • Other race: 11.00%
  • Two or more races: 5.30%
  • Asian: 4.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Petaluma, California is 57,908, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 61,826.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,941.

Petaluma, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,06977.46%
Some Other Race6,68611.00%
Two or More Races3,2205.30%
Asian2,7414.51%
Black or African American7181.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native2660.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.11%
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Petaluma Population by Race

Petaluma Population Pyramid 2021

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Petaluma Median Age

41.7


Total

39.3


Male

43.4


Female

Petaluma Adults

There are 47,985 adults, (10,673 of whom are seniors) in Petaluma.

Petaluma Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Petaluma Sex Ratio

Female

30,703

50.53%

Male

30,064

49.47%

Petaluma Population by Age

Petaluma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Petaluma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All65.9%34.1%
Female64.6%35.4%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male45.7%54.3%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petaluma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,6552.6565.9
Married12,1353.2476.3
Non Family7,2881.2952.2
Female2,0713.5664.6
Male1,1613.3645.7

3.2

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Petaluma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1564.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,0024.61%
High School Graduate7,14116.45%
Some College11,01425.37%
Associates Degree3,5688.22%
Bachelors Degree11,36526.17%
Graduate Degree6,17614.22%
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Petaluma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,53930,21314,199
Hispanic7,9465,2901,507
Other Race4,2402,544459
Asian2,0761,9681,087
Multiple Races1,4461,405627
Black611561202
Native American21317332
Islander675226

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.36%.

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,385$63,519$41,926
Less Than High School$28,721$32,067$23,568
High School Grad$33,118$39,947$28,016
Some College$49,720$64,596$37,245
Bachelors Degree$67,783$85,735$54,250
Graduate Degree$77,542$94,500$67,826

$51,385

Average Earnings

$63,519

Average Male

$41,926

Average Female

Petaluma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petaluma Language by Age

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Petaluma Language

76.78% of Petaluma residents speak only English, while 23.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.99% of the population.

Petaluma Language

Petaluma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,9652,3035.62%
Hispanic13,2531,2339.30%
Other6,65493514.05%
Multiple3,2081765.49%
Asian2,7381645.99%
Black71511716.36%
Native263124.56%

6.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.77%

Male Poverty Rate

7.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petaluma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petaluma is Black, with 16.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petaluma is Native, with 4.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.05%.

Petaluma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.52%
High School7.82%
Some College7.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%

Petaluma Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.67%
Male Unemployed6.65%
Female Employed3.52%
Male Employed2.25%

Petaluma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petaluma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$91,528$118,520
Families$112,841$138,095
Married Families$126,519-
Non Families$52,759$70,697
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Income by Household Type

Petaluma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Petaluma Marital Status by Race

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Petaluma Marital Status

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2,475

Number of Veterans

2,342

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,096
Second Gulf War344
First Gulf War319
Korea213
World War II121

Petaluma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74871
75+759
35 to 54325
55 to 64309
18 to 34211

Petaluma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1175.57%
Hispanic1471.63%
2 or More1237.39%
Other951.98%
Black9113.52%
Asian371.62%
Indian125.63%

Petaluma Veterans by Race

Petaluma Veterans by Education

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6.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petaluma Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

4%

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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61.22%

Born in California

84.34%

Native Born

15.66%

Foreign Born

8.64%

Non Citizen

7.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.34% of Petaluma residents were born in the United States, with 61.22% having been born in California. 8.64% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,908-1,306-2.21%
202059,214-1,306-2.16%
201960,520-1,306-2.11%
201861,8261,1441.89%
201760,6822140.35%
201660,4681730.29%
201560,2955420.91%
201459,7534160.70%
201359,3376091.04%
201258,7284920.84%
201158,2361990.34%
201058,0373,4890.62%
200054,54811,3642.36%
199043,1849,3502.47%
198033,8348,9643.13%
197024,87010,8355.89%
196014,0353,7203.13%
195010,3152,2812.53%
19408,034-211-0.26%
19308,2452,0192.85%
19206,2263460.57%
19105,8802,0094.27%
19003,8711790.47%
18903,6923661.05%
18803,3261,8214.04%
18601,5050.00%

Petaluma Population by Year