Petaluma, California Population 2020

62,361

Petaluma is a city located in Sonoma County, California. With a 2020 population of 62,361, it is the 146th largest city in California and the 607th largest city in the United States. Petaluma is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 7.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,941 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Petaluma has a population density of 4,326 people per square mile.

The average household income in Petaluma is $112,296 with a poverty rate of 8.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,762 per month, and the median house value is $600,900. The median age in Petaluma is 41.7 years, 39.6 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males.

Petaluma Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 78.66%
  • Other race: 10.44%
  • Asian: 4.64%
  • Two or more races: 4.49%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of Petaluma, California is 62,361, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 61,917. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,941.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,69578.66%
Some Other Race6,33310.44%
Asian2,8154.64%
Two or More Races2,7254.49%
Black or African American5810.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native3230.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1630.27%

Petaluma Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Petaluma Ca Median Age

41.7


Total

39.6


Male

43.4


Female

Petaluma Ca Adults

There are 47,614 adults, (10,142 of whom are seniors) in Petaluma Ca.

Petaluma Ca Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Petaluma Ca Sex Ratio

Female

30,667

50.58%

Male

29,968

49.42%

Petaluma Ca Households and Families

Petaluma Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Petaluma Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
All64.6%35.4%
Female56.7%43.3%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male42.5%57.5%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,5052.6664.6
Married12,1773.2675.1
Non Family7,1921.3352.2
Female2,1113.5356.7
Male1,0253.1542.5

3.19

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Petaluma Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3925.54%
9th to 12th Grade2,1795.05%
High School Graduate7,18516.65%
Some College10,60924.59%
Associates Degree3,6308.41%
Bachelors Degree10,91725.30%
Graduate Degree6,23514.45%

Petaluma Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,60630,19614,106
Hispanic7,7544,8451,254
Other Race3,9202,074439
Asian2,1411,9511,065
Multiple Races1,2391,199526
Black502447196
Native American23316736
Islander14012623

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 96.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,644$62,293$41,153
Less Than High School$27,595$31,579$18,958
High School Grad$31,507$33,864$29,034
Some College$48,676$63,876$36,867
Bachelors Degree$68,165$84,449$54,643
Graduate Degree$73,398$92,570$67,137

$50,644

Average Earnings

$62,293

Average Male

$41,153

Average Female

Petaluma Ca Language

Petaluma Ca Language by Age

Petaluma Ca Language

76.84% of Petaluma Ca residents speak only English, while 23.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.71% of the population.

Petaluma Ca Poverty

Petaluma Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41,3742,6076.30%
Hispanic12,7091,96915.49%
Other6,2851,46723.34%
Multiple2,71327610.17%
Asian2,8112097.44%
Black57812822.15%
Islander1634930.06%
Native31961.88%

8.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.82%

Male Poverty Rate

9.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petaluma Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petaluma Ca is Islander, with 30.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petaluma Ca is Native, with 1.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.74%
High School9.70%
Some College8.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.63%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed5.47%
Male Employed2.73%

Petaluma Ca Income

Petaluma Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$87,708$112,296
Families$105,768$130,133
Married Families$117,796-
Non Families$49,141$67,931

Petaluma Ca Marital Status

Petaluma Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Petaluma Ca Married by Age and Sex

Petaluma Ca 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 35-44.

Petaluma Ca Marital Status by Race

Petaluma Ca Veterans

2,553

Number of Veterans

2,353

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,014
First Gulf War403
Second Gulf War342
Korea266
World War II187
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3066.03%
Hispanic1491.73%
Black6812.43%
Other621.41%
2 or More543.97%
Asian512.13%
Indian125.15%

$Petaluma Ca Veterans by Education

6.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petaluma Ca Employment Status

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Petaluma Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.15%

Born in California

84.68%

Native Born

15.32%

Foreign Born

8.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.68% of Petaluma Ca residents were born in the United States, with 61.15% having been born in California. 8.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202062,3612220.36%
201962,1392220.36%
201861,9171,2091.99%
201760,7082220.37%
201660,4861990.33%
201560,2875620.94%
201459,7254190.71%
201359,3066141.05%
201258,6924920.85%
201158,2001920.33%
201058,0083,4600.62%
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%