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Overview

Introduction to Rohnert Park, California

Rohnert Park, California, in Sonoma county, is 7 miles S of Santa Rosa, California (center to center) and 42 miles N of San Francisco, California. Most of the neighborhoods were developed around a park and an elementary school. The surrounding area features farms and grazing land. Sonoma county is one of the prominent wine producing locations in the world.

Rohnert Park History

The region was initially inhabited by the Coast Miwok Indians. In 1844 Captain Juan Castenada was given the Rancho Cotate by the Mexican Government which contained the area now called Rohnert Park. Dr. Thomas S. Page purchased Rancho Cotate in 1849 and divided up the land and sold it to settlers. The town was named in tribute to the Rohnert family which owned the successful Rohnert Seed Farm. The municipality was laid out based on a neighborhood concept. It was incorporated as a city in 1962.

Rohnert Park Attractions

  • Speckles Performing Arts Center.
  • Sonoma State University Art Gallery.
  • Rohnert Park Association for the Arts.
  • Rohnert Park Chamber Orchestra.
  • Sonoma State University Center for the Performing Arts.

Rohnert Park Activities

The city offers a large number of parks for recreational activities. The Sonoma Valley and nearby Napa Valley feature excellent wineries and are popular tourist destinations. Annadel State Park includes areas for hiking and features a variety of attractive wildflowers. The Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve is a vast acreage and offers visitors a notable scenic trail. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park includes an extensive trail system and provides spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Sierra Nevada for those who reach the summit of Bald Mountain.

The nearby Tomales Bay State Park is a coastal area which includes sheltered coves, beach areas and a forest featuring Bishop pines. Cloverdale River Park has a small beach area and is popular for fishing and includes river access for kayakers. Crane Creek Regional Park has a rolling meadows landscape and is a great location for hiking, bicycle riding, picnicking and horseback riding. Golfers enjoy Foxtail Golf Club and the nearby cources.

Rohnert Park Higher Education

The city is home to Sonoma State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,928
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+21,109
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,622
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,928
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,097

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,543
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,407
Median House Value$341,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.8%
German15.3%
Irish12.6%
Italian9.4%
English7.6%
French Except Basque3.2%
Norwegian3.2%
Scottish2.6%
Swedish2.4%
Portuguese2.3%
Polish2.2%
Russian2%
Dutch1.7%
Danishn0.9%
African0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Basque0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Sudanese0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Rohnert Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sonoma County
Standard Zip Codes94928
P.O. Box Zip Codes94927
Company Zip Codes94926
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.32
Approximate Longitude-122.7

Rohnert Park 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
Distance5.7 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
Distance7.7 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
Distance11.1 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
Cotati7,415$83,903
Petaluma59,757$92,393
Santa Rosa173,165$72,825
Sebastopol7,630$59,167
Sonoma10,952$94,229
St. Helena5,995$97,778

Rohnert Park Public Schools

Academy Of Arts And Sciences: Sonoma
7165 Burton Ave.
ZIP: 94928
Other
Total Enrollment 139
Credo High
1290 S.w. Blvd.
ZIP: 94928
High
Total Enrollment 138
El Camino High
5450 Snyder Ln.
ZIP: 94928
High
Total Enrollment 27
Evergreen Elementary
1125 Emily Ave.
ZIP: 94928
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
John Reed Primary
390 Arlen Dr.
ZIP: 94928
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Lawrence E. Jones Middle
5164 Snyder Ln.
ZIP: 94928
Middle
Total Enrollment 754
Marguerite Hahn Elementary
825 Hudis St.
ZIP: 94928
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Monte Vista Elementary
1400 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 94928
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Pathways Charter
150 Professional Center Dr., Ste. C
ZIP: 94928
Other
Total Enrollment 491
Rancho Cotate High
5450 Snyder Ln.
ZIP: 94928
High
Total Enrollment 1450
Technology High
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
ZIP: 94928
High
Total Enrollment 313
Technology Middle
7165 Burton Ave.
ZIP: 94928
Middle
Total Enrollment 483
University Elementary At La Fiesta
8511 Liman Way
ZIP: 94928
Primary
Total Enrollment 84
Waldo Rohnert Intermediate
550 Bonnie Ave.
ZIP: 94928
Primary
Total Enrollment 285

Rohnert Park Private Schools

Berean Baptist Christian Academy
6298 Country Club Dr
ZIP: 94928
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Cross & Crown Lutheran School
5475 Snyder Ln
ZIP: 94928
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
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