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.

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 11,539
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,290
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.1%
Median Earnings25+ $42,485
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,860
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,136


Median Family Income $75,885
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,328
Median House Value $549,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 11.7%

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

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 5,267 $65,517
Cloverdale 8,735 $70,717
Rohnert Park 41,651 $70,800
Santa Rosa 172,066 $70,201
Sebastopol 7,583 $63,333
Windsor 27,205 $94,693

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

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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Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

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