This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Petaluma has a very low population density. Petaluma is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Petaluma, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Petaluma has a population density of 3,994, with 55,115 current residents.
Out of the 55,115 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 58% of the residents are married and 42% are single.
- 71% Sun
- 25% Rain
- 0% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 31 years Median home age
- $392,240 Median home price
- -7.58% Home appreciation rate
- 6.8% Annual property tax
As for living in Petaluma, the air quality is 93% and the weather, on average, is 71% sunny, 25% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Petaluma, you should know that 68.4% of homes are owned while 28.9% of homes are rented, and 2.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $392,240, the median age of homes is 31 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.58% and the annual property tax is 6.80%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Petaluma, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Petaluma’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Petaluma is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 73.64% Democratic, 24.04% Republican, and 2.33% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
86%High school diploma
9%Some college or associates degree
10%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Petaluma, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.30% of residents are unemployed in Petaluma (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Petaluma residents: 16.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.80% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.5% are in the customer service field, 27.8% are in the sales field, 0.61% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 86.14%, 9.33% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.84% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.57% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Petaluma, you should be aware that the average commute time is 36 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Petaluma have a few different options. 73% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.