Introduction to Cloverdale, California

Cloverdale, California, in Sonoma county, is 30 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California and 78 miles NW of San Francisco, California.

Cloverdale History

The city of Cloverdale is located in Sonoma County. It received official incorporation in 1872. In same year, the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad entered the area. It is home to the headquarters of the Cloverdale Rancheria of the Promo Indians of California. Sonoma County was established in 1850, when several different Native American tribes occupied the area. Europeans began to settle in Sonoma County in the same year.

Cloverdale and nearby Attractions

  • Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve
  • Kelley House Museum
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve
  • Mendocino County Museum
  • Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

Things To Do In Cloverdale

Local museums include the Mendocino County Museum, the Petaluma Museum, the Lake County Historical Courthouse Museum and the Grace Hudson Museum. Local parks include the Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, the Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve, the Austin Creek State Recreation Area and the Salt Point State Park. Foothill Regional Park, the Fort Ross State Historic Park and the Russian River Recreation and Park District are ideal for a day trip. The community hosts festivals like the Fiddle Contest every January and the Citrus Fair every February.

Cloverdale Transportation

San Francisco International is the nearest major airport.

Cloverdale Higher Education

Mendocino College, Sonoma State University and Contra Costa College are all nearby.


Total Population 8,735
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 3,856
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $70,717
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,193
Median House Value $326,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.3%
Irish 10.5%

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

Cloverdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NW of San Francisco, California
County Sonoma
Standard Zip Codes 95425
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.805
Longitude -123.016

Cloverdale 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 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 55 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 15.4 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
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 74 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Asti (95425)

The Geysers (95425)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clearlake 15,097 $29,586
Healdsburg 11,539 $75,885
Lakeport 4,740 $52,234
Windsor 27,205 $94,693

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

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Serves 417 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

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Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

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