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Overview

Introduction to Cotati, California

Cotati, California, in Sonoma county, is 7 miles NW of Petaluma, California and 41 miles NW of San Francisco, California

Cotati History

The city of Cotati was officially incorporated in 1963. In 1827, Irishman John Thomas Reed built a cabin near Crane Creek. After it was burned by the natives, he went back to the south to Mill Valley. The community was greatly affected by the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The Cotati Depot was built by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in 1907. The community of Cotati was named for the nearby Miwok Village.

Cotati and nearby Attractions

  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Sharpsteen Museum
  • Sonoma Valley Regional Park
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
  • Maxwell Farms Regional Park
  • Marin Museum of the American Indian

Things To Do In Cotati

The Six Flags Marine World, Safari West Wildlife Preserve, Vallejo Aquarium and the Adobe Pumpkin Farm are all nearby. Local parks include the Austin Creek State Recreation Area, the Maxwell Farms Regional Park, the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Sonoma Valley Regional Park. The Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center, the Novato History Museum and the Petaluma Museum are accessible from Cotati as well. The Grapevine Shopping Center and the Rancho Cotati Shopping Center are the local shopping centers.

Cotati Transportation

Air transportation is available from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

Cotati Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and the University of San Francisco.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,415
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+3,918
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,515

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,903
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$1,327
Median House Value$429,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.5%
Irish16.2%
German13.9%
Italian11%
English9%
French Except Basque4.9%
Polish4%
Scottish3.6%
Portuguese3.5%
Dutch2.8%
Swedish2.5%
Russian1.8%
Norwegian1.6%
Canadian1.4%
Australian1.2%
Romanian1.1%
Swiss0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Austrian0.6%
African0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
US/American0.1%
Czech0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Cotati Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sonoma County
Standard Zip Codes94931, 94928
P.O. Box Zip Codes94927
Company Zip Codes94926
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.31
Approximate Longitude-122.7

Cotati Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPETALUMA FIRE STA 2
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp52 to 83 F
Oct Temp48 to 77 F
Annual Precip25.8 inches
StationSANTA ROSA
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp53 to 82 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip31 inches
StationGRATON
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 77 F
Annual Precip40.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Novato54,790$106,833
Petaluma59,757$92,393
Rohnert Park41,928$74,543
Santa Rosa173,165$72,825
Sebastopol7,630$59,167
Sonoma10,952$94,229

Cotati Public Schools

Thomas Page Academy
1075 Madrone Ave.
ZIP: 94931
Primary
Total Enrollment 448

Cotati Private Schools

Bridghaven
768 E Cotati Ave
ZIP: 94931
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Rainbow Bridge Montessori School
21 William St
ZIP: 94931
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Rancho Bodega School
8297 Old Redwood Hwy
ZIP: 94931
Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
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