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Overview

Introduction to Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County. It is located in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, approximately one hour north of San Francisco and Oakland.

Santa Rosa enjoys warm summers and cool wet winters. July through September are the warmest months of the year with average daily temperatures in the 80s. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 57 degrees.

Santa Rosa Arts and Entertainment

Santa Rosa, and Sonoma wine country, offer many entertainment attractions. Some of the area's more notable attractions include:

  • The 6th Street Playhouse.
  • The Charles Schulz Museum.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • The Santa Rosa Players and the Actors Theatre.
  • The Santa Rosa Symphony.
  • The Sonoma County Museum.
  • The Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Wineries in Sonoma almost too numerous to count.

For individuals who enjoy sports, the Bay Area to the south of Santa Rosa is home to numerous professional sports franchises, including: Major League Baseball's (MLB) Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) San Francisco Dragons, the National Football League's (NFL) Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers and the United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League San Francisco Seals.

Sonoma County is also home to 16 golf courses, numerous spas and outdoor sports such as hot air ballooning and river sports.

People

Total Population 172,066
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 81,175
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,373
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,448

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,201
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,315
Median House Value $386,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.3%
Irish 10.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Santa Rosa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 48 miles N of San Francisco, California
County Sonoma
Standard Zip Codes 95401, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95407, 95409
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95402, 95406, 95408
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.44
Longitude -122.713

Santa Rosa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SANTA ROSA
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Station GRATON
Distance 8.3 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
Station HEALDSBURG
Distance 14.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Santa Rosa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kenwood (95409)

Larkfield (95403)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calistoga 5,267 $65,517
Cotati 7,376 $83,342
Rohnert Park 41,651 $70,800
Sebastopol 7,583 $63,333
St. Helena 5,943 $102,197
Windsor 27,205 $94,693

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Santa Rosa Public Libraries

Library
Sonoma County Library
THIRD AND E STREETS
Santa Rosa, California
(707) 545-0831
Library Web Site

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Santa Rosa Hospitals

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL-SANTA ROSA
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
401 BICENTENNIAL WAY
(707) 571-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

SUTTER MEDICAL CENTER OF SANTA ROSA
(Government - Local)
3325 CHANATE RD
(707) 576-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1165 MONTGOMERY DR
(707) 525-5300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Santa Rosa High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SANTA ROSA HIGH
1235 MENDOCINO AVE.
707-528-5291
Serves 1,983 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

MONTGOMERY HIGH
1250 HAHMAN DR.
707-528-5191
Serves 1,918 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

ALLEN (ELSIE) HIGH
599 BELLEVUE AVE.
707-528-5021
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,570 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

CARRILLO (MARIA) HIGH
6975 MONTECITO BOULEVARD
707-528-5790
Serves 1,509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

PINER HIGH
1700 FULTON ROAD
707-528-5245
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,450 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

PATHWAYS CHARTER SCHOOL
607 BOBELAINE DRIVE
A Charter School.
Serves 733 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

SPECIAL EDUCATION
5340 SKYLANE BLVD.
707-524-2710
A Special Education School
Serves 507 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.6

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2934 MCBRIDE LN.
707-524-2876
A Non-traditional School
Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

RIDGWAY HIGH (CONT.)
325 RIDGWAY AVE.
707-528-5325
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

ROSELAND CHARTER SCHOOL
950 SEBASTOPOL ROAD
707-546-7050
A Charter School.
Serves 186 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31

SONOMA COUNTY COURT
155 PYTHIAN RD NORTH
707-524-2819
A Non-traditional School
Serves 126 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

MESA HIGH (CONT.)
1235 MENDOCINO AVE.
707-528-5291
A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

MIDROSE HIGH (CONT.)
599 BELLEVUE
707-528-5041
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

NUEVA VISTA HIGH (CONT.)
2230 LOMITAS AVE.
707-522-3291
A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

GRACE HIGH (CONT.)
1700 FULTON ROAD
707-528-5756
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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