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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population173,165
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+82,602
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31%
Median Earnings25+$36,526
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,810
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,900

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,825
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,371
Median House Value$414,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.2%
Irish10.5%
English9.2%
Italian8.1%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish2.4%
Swedish2%
Norwegian1.6%
Portuguese1.6%
Polish1.5%
Russian1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Danishn1.1%
African0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Arab0.2%
US/American0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
South African0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Santa Rosa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sonoma County
Standard Zip Codes95401, 95404, 95405, 95407, 95403, 95409
P.O. Box Zip Codes95402, 95406
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.44
Approximate Longitude-122.78

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)

StationSANTA ROSA
Distance0.7 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
Distance8.3 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
StationHEALDSBURG
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp54 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calistoga5,281$80,781
Cotati7,415$83,903
Rohnert Park41,928$74,543
Sebastopol7,630$59,167
St. Helena5,995$97,778
Windsor27,318$96,523

Santa Rosa Public Libraries

Sonoma County Library
211 E STREET
Santa Rosa, California
(707) 545-0831

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Santa Rosa Hospitals

Kaiser Fnd Hosp - Santa Rosa
(Non-profit)
401 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital-montgomery
(Non-profit)
1165 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital-sotoyome
(Non-profit)
151 Sotoyome Street
Aurora Behavioral Healthcare-santa Rosa
(Proprietary)
1287 Fulton Road

Santa Rosa Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary
850 W. Ninth St.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Abraxis Charter
1207 Cleveland Ave.
ZIP: 95401
High
Total Enrollment 57
Albert F. Biella Elementary
2140 Jennings Ave.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Helen M. Lehman Elementary
1700 Jennings Ave.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
J. X. Wilson Elementary
246 Brittain Ln.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Kid Street Learning Center Charter
709 Davis St.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 91
Luther Burbank Elementary
203 S. A St.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Mesa High
1235 Mendocino Ave.
ZIP: 95401
High
Total Enrollment 53
Northwest Prep Charter
2590 Piner Rd.
ZIP: 95401
High
Total Enrollment 89
Oak Grove Elementary/willowside Middle
5285 Hall Rd.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Olivet Elementary Charter
1825 Willowside Rd.
ZIP: 95401
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Pivot Online Charter - North Bay
2999 Cleveland Ave, Ste. D
ZIP: 95401
Other
Total Enrollment 154
Ridgway High (continuation)
325 Ridgway Ave.
ZIP: 95401
High
Total Enrollment 322
Santa Rosa High
1235 Mendocino Ave.
ZIP: 95401
High
Total Enrollment 2005
Santa Rosa Virtual Charter High
211 Ridgway Ave.
ZIP: 95401
Cesar Chavez Language Academy
2750 W. Steele Ln.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 108
Grace High
1700 Fulton Rd.
ZIP: 95403
High
Total Enrollment 69
Hilliard Comstock Middle
2750 W. Steele Ln.
ZIP: 95403
Middle
Total Enrollment 377
Jack London Elementary
2707 Francisco Ave.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
James Monroe Elementary
2567 Marlow Rd.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Mark West Charter
5350 Faught Rd.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Mark West Elementary
4600 Lavell Rd.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Mattie Washburn Elementary
75 Pleasant Ave.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Morrice Schaefer Charter
1370 San Miguel Ave.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Piner High
1700 Fulton Rd.
ZIP: 95403
High
Total Enrollment 1053
Piner-olivet Charter
2707 Francisco Ave.
ZIP: 95403
Middle
Total Enrollment 218
San Miguel Elementary
5350 Faught Rd.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Santa Rosa Charter
2760 W. Steele Ln.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Sonoma County Alternative Education Programs
5340 Skylane Blvd.
ZIP: 95403
Other
Total Enrollment 147
Sonoma County Court
5340 Skylane Blvd.
ZIP: 95403
Other
Total Enrollment 79
Sonoma County Rop
5340 Skylane Blvd.
ZIP: 95403
High
Sonoma County Special Education
5340 Skylane Blvd.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Steele Lane Elementary
301 Steele Ln.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Village Charter
50 Mark W. Springs Rd.
ZIP: 95403
Primary
Total Enrollment 104
Brook Hill Elementary
1850 Vallejo St.
ZIP: 95404
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Hidden Valley Elementary
3435 Bonita Vista Dr.
ZIP: 95404
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
John B. Riebli Elementary
315 Mark W. Springs Rd.
ZIP: 95404
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Kawana Elementary
2121 Moraga Dr.
ZIP: 95404
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Lewis Opportunity
2230 Lomitas Ave.
ZIP: 95404
High
Total Enrollment 19
Nueva Vista High
2230 Lomitas Ave.
ZIP: 95404
High
Proctor Terrace Elementary
1711 Bryden Ln.
ZIP: 95404
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Santa Rosa Charter School For The Arts
756 Humboldt St.
ZIP: 95404
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Santa Rosa Middle
500 E St.
ZIP: 95404
Middle
Total Enrollment 675
Herbert Slater Middle
3500 Sonoma Ave.
ZIP: 95405
Middle
Total Enrollment 742
Montgomery High
1250 Hahman Dr.
ZIP: 95405
High
Total Enrollment 1698
Redwood Consortium For Student Services
1000 Yulupa Ave.
ZIP: 95405
Primary
Total Enrollment 119
Santa Rosa French-american Charter (srfacs)
1350 Sonoma Ave.
ZIP: 95405
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Spring Creek Matanzas Charter
1687 Yulupa Ave.
ZIP: 95405
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Strawberry Elementary
2311 Horseshoe Dr.
ZIP: 95405
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Village Elementary Charter
900 Yulupa Ave.
ZIP: 95405
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Yulupa Elementary
2250 Mesquite Dr.
ZIP: 95405
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Bellevue Elementary
3223 Primrose Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Elsie Allen High
599 Bellevue Ave.
ZIP: 95407
High
Total Enrollment 1034
Lawrence Cook Middle
2480 Sebastopol Rd.
ZIP: 95407
Middle
Total Enrollment 411
Meadow View Elementary
2665 Dutton Meadow Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Midrose High
599 Bellevue Ave.
ZIP: 95407
High
Total Enrollment 63
Robert L. Stevens Elementary
2345 Giffen Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Roseland Charter
100 Sebastopol Rd.
ZIP: 95407
Other
Total Enrollment 1137
Roseland Creek Elementary
1683 Burbank Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Roseland Elementary
950 Sebastopol Rd.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Sheppard Elementary
1777 W. Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Stony Point Academy
3223 Primrose Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Other
Total Enrollment 80
Taylor Mountain Elementary
1210 E. Bellevue Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Wright Charter
4389 Price Ave.
ZIP: 95407
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Austin Creek Elementary
1480 Snowy Egret Dr.
ZIP: 95409
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Binkley Elementary Charter
4965 Canyon Dr.
ZIP: 95409
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Madrone Elementary
4550 Rinconada Dr.
ZIP: 95409
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Maria Carrillo High
6975 Montecito Blvd.
ZIP: 95409
High
Total Enrollment 1570
Rincon Valley Charter
5305 Dupont Dr.
ZIP: 95409
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Rincon Valley Middle
4650 Badger Rd.
ZIP: 95409
Middle
Total Enrollment 861
Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter
4650 Badger Rd.
ZIP: 95409
Middle
Total Enrollment 128
Sequoia Elementary
5305 Dupont Dr.
ZIP: 95409
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Whited Elementary Charter
4995 Sonoma Hwy.
ZIP: 95409
Primary
Total Enrollment 450

Santa Rosa Private Schools

College Oak Montessori School
1925 W College Ave
ZIP: 95401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Luke Lutheran School
905 Mendocino Ave
ZIP: 95401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
Summerfield Waldorf School
655 Willowside Rd
ZIP: 95401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 371
Woodside West School
2577 Guerneville Rd
ZIP: 95401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Anova Center For Education Sonoma County
3033 Cleveland Ave Ste 240
ZIP: 95403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Cardinal Newman High School
50 Ursuline Rd
ZIP: 95403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 680
Lattice Educational Services
3273 Airway Dr Ste A
ZIP: 95403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
North Valley School
3164 Condo Ct
ZIP: 95403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
Paideia Educational Heritage
2581 Gobar Ln
ZIP: 95403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Sonoma Country Day School
4400 Day School Pl
ZIP: 95403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 226
St Rose Elementary School
4300 Old Redwood Hwy
ZIP: 95403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 331
Brush Creek Montessori
1569 Brush Creek Rd
ZIP: 95404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
New Horizon School & Learning Center
827 3rd St
ZIP: 95404
Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Redwood Adventist Academy
385 Mark West Springs Rd
ZIP: 95404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 127
Sierra School Of Sonoma County
4580 Bennett View Dr
ZIP: 95404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Sonoma Academy
2500 Farmers Ln
ZIP: 95404
Secondary
Total Enrollment 237
St Eugene's Cathedral School
300 Farmers Ln
ZIP: 95405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 341
Greenhouse Academy
1432 Peterson Ln
ZIP: 95406
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
New Directions Adolescent Services
3641 Stony Point Rd
ZIP: 95407
Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Bethlehem Children's Center & Kindergarten
1300 Saint Francis Rd
ZIP: 95409
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Rincon School
429 Speers Rd
ZIP: 95409
Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
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