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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the climate like in Sonoma County?

The annual temperature range is 36 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit and the annual rainfall is 29.26 inches. Sonoma County has 355 “good” air quality days each year.

What is the population of Sonoma County?

484,470 (2008 estimate from CA Dept. of Finance)

What is the population rate of change in Sonoma County?

1.8% increase from 2000 to 2006

What is the homeownership rate in Sonoma County?

64.1% (in 2000)

What percentage of the Sonoma County population graduated from high school?

86.2% (people age 25+, 2007; U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey)

What percentage of Sonoma County citizens have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?

30.7% (people age 25+, 2007; U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey)

What is the median household income?

$62,399 (2007 estimate; U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey)

What is the racial distribution in Sonoma County?

  • White 82.1%
  • Hispanic 22.6%
  • Black/ African-American: 2.1%
  • American Indian 2.1%
  • Asian 4.9%
  • Pacific Islander 0.4%
  • Other 12.5%
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey)

What is the mean commute time?

25.1 minutes (workers age 16+; U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey)

How big is Sonoma County?

Sonoma County is roughly 1,575 square miles.

How densely populated is Sonoma County?

About 290 people per square mile