Petaluma, California Population 2022

56,602
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Petaluma is a city located in Sonoma County California. Petaluma has a 2020 population of 56,602. Petaluma is currently declining at a rate of -2.26% annually and its population has decreased by -2.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,037 in 2010.

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 $2,027 per month, and the median house value is $664,200. 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 56,602 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 56,602.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,037.

Petaluma, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,31776.10%
Black or African American7761.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native4950.81%
Asian2,6504.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander630.10%
Some Other Race6,32110.39%
Two or More Races4,2436.97%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All64.1%35.9%
Female62.9%37.1%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male42.7%57.3%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petaluma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,7662.6464.1
Married12,4643.2475.4
Male1,0923.2342.7
Female1,9793.4462.9
Non Family7,2311.3148.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Petaluma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3005.18%
9th to 12th Grade2,1104.75%
High School Graduate7,12516.04%
Some College10,71024.12%
Associates Degree4,1849.42%
Bachelors Degree11,61326.15%
Graduate Degree6,36514.33%
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Petaluma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petaluma Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,0341,8821,140
White31,81730,61714,684
Islander594726
2+ Races2,4341,926801
Black653600193
Hispanic8,3855,3891,312
Native American35925842
Other Race4,1702,516409

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,094$61,651$44,701
Less Than 9th Grade$29,861$33,305$25,956
High School Graduate$33,457$40,787$27,131
Some College$48,629$60,772$40,103
Bachelors Degree$69,801$87,163$61,276
Graduate Degree$77,205$100,350$70,069

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black77312115.65%
Multiple4,21742710.13%
Hispanic13,1861,0738.14%
Islander6346.35%
White40,8332,3875.85%
Asian2,6331345.09%
Native492153.05%
Other626NaN%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.57%
High School8.70%
Some College5.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%

Petaluma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.29%
Male Unemployed4.82%
Female Employed3.17%
Female Unemployed16.63%

Petaluma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petaluma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$92,762$120,805
Families$114,680$139,651
Married Families$128,262$150,088
Non Families$53,781$73,140
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War319
First Gulf War380
Vietnam1,221
Korea241
World War II199

Petaluma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34167
35 to 54463
55 to 64258
65 to 74971
75+941

Petaluma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3166.13%
Black11617.42%
Native American133.33%
Asian371.63%
Other Race1483.13%
2+ Races1706.46%
Hispanic2863.03%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,5050.00%
18803,3261,8214.04%
18903,6923661.05%
19003,8711790.47%
19105,8802,0094.27%
19206,2263460.57%
19308,2452,0192.85%
19408,034-211-0.26%
195010,3152,2812.53%
196014,0353,7203.13%
197024,87010,8355.89%
198033,8348,9643.13%
199043,1849,3502.47%
200054,54811,3642.36%
201058,0373,4890.62%
201158,2361990.34%
201258,7284920.84%
201359,3376091.04%
201459,7534160.70%
201560,2955420.91%
201660,4681730.29%
201760,6822140.35%
201861,8261,1441.89%
201960,520-1,306-2.11%
202059,214-1,306-2.16%
202157,908-1,306-2.21%
202256,602-1,306-2.26%

Petaluma Population by Year