Santa Rosa, CA

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2022 Population
178,221
0.554% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
1% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.99%
1.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$92,604
9.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$661,700
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
91,204
0.233% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Santa Rosa, CA had a population of 178k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $92,604. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Rosa, CA declined from 179,213 to 178,221, a −0.554% decrease and its median household income grew from $84,823 to $92,604, a 9.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Rosa, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.6%), Other (Hispanic) (19.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.04%), White (Hispanic) (6.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.02%).

None of the households in Santa Rosa, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.3% of the residents in Santa Rosa, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Rosa, CA are Santa Rosa Junior College (123013) (5,856 degrees awarded in 2022) and Empire College (57 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Rosa, CA was $661,700, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Santa Rosa, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Rosa, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Rosa, CA is home to a population of 178k people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.7% of Santa Rosa, CA residents were born outside of the country (37k people).

In 2022, there were 2.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.4k people) in Santa Rosa, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34k Other (Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.3%
2022 Citizenship
88%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.3% of Santa Rosa, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Rosa, CA was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Rosa, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    95.4k ± 2.07k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    34k ± 2.44k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 1.53k
34%
Hispanic Population
60.5k people

In 2022, there were 2.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.4k people) in Santa Rosa, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34k Other (Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34% of the people in Santa Rosa, CA are hispanic (60.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
37k people
21.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
37.8k people

As of 2022, 20.7% of Santa Rosa, CA residents (37k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Rosa, CA was 21.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,368 ± 328
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,415 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    656 ± 175

Santa Rosa, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Rosa, CA employs 91.2k people. The largest industries in Santa Rosa, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,039 people), Manufacturing (10,693 people), and Retail Trade (10,502 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($109,276), Public Administration ($81,629), and Finance & Insurance ($74,318).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

91.2k
2022 Value
± 2,592
−0.233%
1 Year decline
± 4.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Rosa, CA declined at a rate of −0.233%, from 91.4k employees to 91.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Rosa, CA, are Management Occupations (10,208 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,348 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,151 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.2k
2022 Value
± 2,592
−0.233%
1 Year decline
± 4.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Rosa, CA declined at a rate of −0.233%, from 91.4k employees to 91.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Rosa, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,039 people), Manufacturing (10,693 people), and Retail Trade (10,502 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Rosa, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Rosa, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,361
Median earning men ± $2,109
$43,164
Median earning women ± $2,046

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,417), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,173), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($73,637).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,407), Information ($70,278), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,729).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Santa Rosa, CA awarded 5,913 degrees. The student population of Santa Rosa, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,999 male students and 8,631 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Rosa, CA are White (2,645 and 45.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,041 and 34.8%), Unknown (462 and 7.88%), and Two or More Races (319 and 5.44%).

The largest universities in Santa Rosa, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Rosa Junior College (123013) (5,856 and 99%) and Empire College (57 and 0.964%).

The most popular majors in Santa Rosa, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,530 and 25.9%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (618 and 10.5%), and General Social Sciences (378 and 6.39%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 15,630 students enrolled in Santa Rosa, CA, 44.8% men and 55.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,456 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 286 degrees awarded
  2. 177 degrees awarded
  3. 378 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Rosa, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 286 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Santa Rosa, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,856 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Rosa Junior College (123013) with 5,856 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,446 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Rosa, CA, which is 0.706 times less than the 3,467 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,645 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,041 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,242) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($76) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,972) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Rosa, CA was $661,700 in 2022, which is 2.35 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $598,700 to $661,700, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Rosa, CA is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Rosa, CA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Rosa, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Rosa, CA is $92,604. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Santa Rosa, CA was Census Tract 1515.03 with a value of $172,571, followed by Census Tract 1515.04 and Census Tract 1523, with respective values of $154,650 and $124,211.

Property

$661,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,612
$37,933
Median Property Taxes
±$1,362

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Rosa, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Santa Rosa, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.7% of the housing units in Santa Rosa, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Santa Rosa, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1515.03
  2. Census Tract 1515.04
  3. Census Tract 1523

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Rosa, CA was Census Tract 1515.03 with a value of $172,571, followed by Census Tract 1515.04 and Census Tract 1523, with respective values of $154,650 and $124,211.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Rosa, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$92,604
Median Household Income
± $2,803
68.1k
Number of Households
± 2,079

In 2022, the median household income of the 68.1k households in Santa Rosa, CA grew to $92,604 from the previous year's value of $84,823.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Rosa, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Rosa, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.95%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Santa Rosa, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (8.95%).

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Rosa, CA have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Santa Rosa, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Rosa, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Rosa, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Rosa, CA (17.6k out of 176k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Rosa, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Santa Rosa, CA has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sonoma County, CA see 977 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 194 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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977 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sonoma County, CA

Primary care physicians in Sonoma County, CA see an average of 977 patients per year. This represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sonoma County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.89%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Rosa, CA declined by 9.11% from 7.58% to 6.89%.

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