Petaluma Population By Year

Population Graph For Petaluma, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 59,403 657 -0.5%
2020 59,678 653 0.3%
2010 57,941 593 0.6%
2000 54,831 555 2.2%
1990 43,975 608

Petaluma Population Facts

What is the current population of Petaluma?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Petaluma is 59,403. Petaluma, California is the 657th largest city in the US.

What county is Petaluma, California in?

Petaluma is located entirely in Sonoma County.

What is the size of Petaluma, California in square miles?

Petaluma has an area of 14.4 square miles.

What was the peak population of Petaluma?

The peak population of Petaluma was in 2020, when its population was 59,678. In 2020, Petaluma was the 653rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 657th largest city in the US. Petaluma is currently 0.5% smaller than it was in 2020.

How quickly is Petaluma growing?

Petaluma has grown 8.3% since the 2000. Petaluma, California's growth is below average. 62% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Petaluma, California?

Petaluma has a population density of 4,028.7 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
634 San Rafael 60,769 8.2%
635 Pico Rivera 60,764 -4.3%
636 La Mesa 60,721 10.7%
647 Santee 59,703 12.5%
648 Gardena 59,702 3.0%
650 Monterey Park 59,667 -0.8%
657 Petaluma 59,403 8.3%
670 Cupertino 58,622 11.3%
672 Hanford 58,496 39.4%
680 Gilroy 58,101 39.3%
692 Highland 57,159 27.4%
698 Fountain Valley 56,495 2.6%
700 National City 55,912 2.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
651 Taunton, Massachusetts 59,600 6.2%
652 White Plains, New York 59,526 11.6%
653 West Allis, Wisconsin 59,484 -2.6%
654 Des Plaines, Illinois 59,459 4.1%
655 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 59,449 63.7%
656 Blue Springs, Missouri 59,430 22.5%
657 Petaluma, California 59,403 8.3%
658 Wylie, Texas 59,394 280.1%
659 Taylorsville, Utah 59,242 0.8%
660 North Miami, Florida 59,229 -0.8%
661 Dubuque, Iowa 59,119 2.4%
662 Revere, Massachusetts 59,075 24.6%
663 Carson City, Nevada 58,993 12.2%

Petaluma Demographics

What is the voting age population of Petaluma, California?

The total voting age population of Petaluma, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 43,175. The voting age population is 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

What percentage of Petaluma, California residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 17.6% of the residents of Petaluma are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Petaluma, California?

The racial demographics of Petaluma are 77.5% White, 11.0% Other, 5.3% Two or more races, 4.5% Asian, 1.2% Black, 0.4% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 21.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Petaluma, California residents are below the poverty line?

In Petaluma, 6.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 7.2%. On a per-household basis, 4.4% of families are below the poverty line in Petaluma.

What percentage of Petaluma, California residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 66.2% of Petaluma residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Petaluma, California residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.4% of Petaluma residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 40.4% have a bachelor's degree and 14.2% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Petaluma, California residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Petaluma residents aged 5 and older, 23.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 17.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.4% speak an Asian language.

Petaluma Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Petaluma, California?

The unemployment rate in Petaluma is 4.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Petaluma, California residents work for the government?

In Petaluma, 14.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Petaluma, California?

The median household income in Petaluma is $91,528.

Petaluma Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Petaluma, California?

In Petaluma, 65.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Petaluma, California?

Renters occupy 34.1% of housing units in Petaluma.

What percentage of Petaluma, California housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Petaluma, 9.7% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Petaluma, California housing units were built after 2000?

In Petaluma, 14.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,300 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Petaluma, California?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Petaluma is $1,830.

What percentage of households in Petaluma, California have broadband internet?

In Petaluma, 90.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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