Sonoma County, California Population 2022

Sonoma County, California's estimated population is 489,859 with a growth rate of 0.10% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sonoma County, California is the 17th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 483,878 and has seen a growth of 1.24% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18505600.00%
186011,86711,3072019.11%
187019,8197,95267.01%
188025,9266,10730.81%
189032,7216,79526.21%
190038,4805,75917.60%
191048,3949,91425.76%
192052,0903,6967.64%
193062,22210,13219.45%
194069,0526,83010.98%
1950103,40534,35349.75%
1960147,37543,97042.52%
1970204,88557,51039.02%
1980299,68194,79646.27%
1990388,22288,54129.55%
2010483,87895,65624.64%
2011484,3764980.10%
2012484,8744980.10%
2013485,3724980.10%
2014485,8704980.10%
2015486,3684980.10%
2016486,8664980.10%
2017487,3644980.10%
2018487,8624980.10%
2019488,3604980.10%
2020488,8635030.10%
2021489,3614980.10%
2022489,8594980.10%
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Sonoma County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White360,20072.50%
Black or African American8,2661.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,4410.89%
Asian21,2394.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,6140.32%
Some Other Race66,08913.30%
Two or More Races34,9527.04%
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Sonoma County, California Population by Race

Sonoma County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Sonoma County, California Median Age

42.4


Total

40.9


Male

44


Female

Sonoma County, California Adults

There are 399,200 adults, (97,461 of whom are seniors) in Sonoma County, California.

Sonoma County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sonoma County, California Sex Ratio

Female

254,144

51.16%

Male

242,657

48.84%

Sonoma County, California Population by Age

Sonoma County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sonoma County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
All61.3%38.7%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female50.1%49.9%
Male44.2%55.8%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sonoma County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All188,9582.5861.3
Married91,9353.2273.5
Male10,1573.6644.2
Female18,1403.3350.1
Non Family68,7261.3850.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Sonoma County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20,8235.80%
9th to 12th Grade18,2165.07%
High School Graduate65,47118.23%
Some College89,48124.92%
Associates Degree34,2949.55%
Bachelors Degree82,07022.85%
Graduate Degree48,76413.58%
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Sonoma County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sonoma County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian15,69813,7717,500
White248,833239,422106,930
Black5,5384,8601,733
2+ Races18,59816,2974,811
Islander1,2131,087209
Hispanic75,98649,80011,136
Native American3,0592,408397
Other Race37,49721,5143,481

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.78%.

Sonoma County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,145$51,166$38,711
Less Than 9th Grade$29,785$35,619$21,166
High School Graduate$35,880$42,314$28,441
Some College$43,295$51,591$36,643
Bachelors Degree$59,569$70,938$52,240
Graduate Degree$72,920$91,685$64,622

$45,145

Average Earnings

$51,166

Average Male

$38,711

Average Female

Sonoma County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sonoma County, California Language by Age

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Sonoma County, California Language

74.09% of Sonoma County, California residents speak only English, while 25.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.04% of the population.

Sonoma County, California Language

Sonoma County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,9531,34016.85%
Islander1,50220813.85%
Hispanic131,63615,47311.75%
Multiple34,5312,7918.08%
Asian20,8341,6668.00%
White307,12822,5647.35%
Native4,3343137.22%
Other9,750NaN%

8.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.67%

Male Poverty Rate

9.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sonoma County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sonoma County, California is Black, with 16.85% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.21%.

Sonoma County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.57%
High School10.01%
Some College7.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Sonoma County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.09%
Male Unemployed23.36%
Female Employed5.16%
Female Unemployed20.61%

Sonoma County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sonoma County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,173$113,067
Families$102,411$129,993
Married Families$116,935$145,161
Non Families$53,419$76,700
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Income by Household Type

Sonoma County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sonoma County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Sonoma County, California 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 45-54.

Sonoma County, California Marital Status by Race

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Sonoma County, California Marital Status

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25,212

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,644
First Gulf War3,876
Vietnam10,991
Korea1,957
World War II1,163

Sonoma County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,915
35 to 544,077
55 to 643,675
65 to 748,333
75+7,212

Sonoma County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White22,0407.29%
Black6459.90%
Native American2085.83%
Asian6613.72%
Islander473.37%
Other Race7201.59%
2+ Races8914.14%
Hispanic2,4082.64%

Sonoma County, California Veterans by Race

Sonoma County, California Veterans by Education

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5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sonoma County, California Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sonoma County, California Employment by Age

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Sonoma County, California Employment by Race

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Sonoma County, California 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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61.77%

Born in Sonoma County, California

83.41%

Native Born

16.59%

Foreign Born

9.07%

Non Citizen

7.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.41% of Sonoma County, California residents were born in the United States, with 61.77% having been born in California. 9.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sonoma County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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