Introduction to Healdsburg, California

Healdsburg, California, in Sonoma county, is 14 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center) and 62 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The city is part of the Santa Rosa metropolitan statistical area. About 10,722 people live in Healdsburg.

Healdsburg History

The city of Healdsburg is centered around a 19th century plaza. This plaza remains, to date, an important focal point for both tourists and locals. Healdsburg was founded under the Mexican rule, though its existence dates back thousands of years. The Pomo Indians were among the first settlers in this region and they built their villages along the dense oak and madrone forests lining the banks of the Russian River. New settlers arrived in the region in the mid-1800s, and the California gold rush of 1849 brought many people in its wake. The city of Healdsburg was officially incorporated in 1867, and the advent of the Northwestern Pacific Railway in 1871 brought tremendous growth and prosperity to the area.

Healdsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Healdsburg Museum
  • Healdsburg Branch Sonoma County Library
  • Sonoma County Wine Library
  • Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach
  • Foss Creek
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Things To Do In Healdsburg

The museums, county libraries and various memorial buildings give visitors a feel of the ancient history of the city of Healdsburg. The city boasts of charming, pristine beaches and numerous creeks. Quaint, peaceful churches dot the city's streets and there are quite a few amusement parks like the Gibbs Park, the Giorgi Park, and the Tayman Park. The city has an amazing wine library, and the enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the city's shopping plazas.

Healdsburg Transportation

Sonoma County Airort is the local major airport.

Healdsburg Higher Education

The city is served by Sonoma State University.


Total Population 11,466
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,998
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,289
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,054


Median Family Income $65,375
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,319
Median House Value $488,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 11.3%

Healdsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NW of San Francisco, California
County Sonoma
Standard Zip Codes 95448
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.61
Longitude -122.868

Healdsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 54 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station GRATON
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 77 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 55 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calistoga 5,244 $83,889
Cloverdale 8,692 $67,746
Rohnert Park 41,352 $71,590
Santa Rosa 170,782 $69,921
Sebastopol 7,535 $67,782
Windsor 27,113 $93,921

Healdsburg Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(707) 431-6500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

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