Sonoma County


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Sonoma County, California

575 Administration Dr Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-2431
Fax: (707) 565-3778
www.sonoma-county.org

On NW coast of CA, north of San Francisco; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the city, named for a Wintun Indian group that lived in the Sacramento Valley. The name means 'nose' but the reason in unknown; possibly referring to the shape of a peak. A fanciful interpretation is 'valley of the moon.'

Area (sq mi):: 1768.23 (land 1575.88; water 192.35) Population per square mile: 296.00
Population 2005: 466,477 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 18.10% Population 2000: 458,614 (White 74.50%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 17.30%; Asian 3.10%; Other 13.90%). Foreign born: 14.30%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $25,724; median household $53,076; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $36,439-$36,466
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Santa Rosa County seat (153,636)
  • Petaluma (55,359)
  • Rohnert Park (41,966)
  • Windsor (24,751)
  • Healdsburg (11,130)

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