Petaluma, CA (City Center)



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About Petaluma, CA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Petaluma is $810,230, which is more expensive than 72.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 93.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Petaluma City Center is currently $2,283, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.6% of California neighborhoods.

Petaluma City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Petaluma, California.

Real estate in the City Center of Petaluma, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Petaluma City Center, the current vacancy rate is 1.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 94.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Petaluma City Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Petaluma City Center neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Petaluma City Center community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, astoundingly, the City Center neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Petaluma neighborhood.

Also, if you're planning where to retire, the City Center neighborhood in Petaluma is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.5% of the neighborhoods in California. If you are considering retiring to California, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Petaluma City Center neighborhood has more Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry.

Petaluma City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Petaluma are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Petaluma City Center neighborhood, 45.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.5%), and 8.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Petaluma City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (24.7%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Petaluma, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (26.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (7.7%), among others. In addition, 25.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Petaluma City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.2%) and 8.0% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Petaluma 0.101011101001110
California 4.47

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Petaluma 0.101011101001110
California 23.80

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Petaluma 0.101011101001110
California 85

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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PETALUMA JOINT UNION HIGH


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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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PETALUMA CITY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Grant Elementary School
200 Grant Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-06
Live Oak Charter School
100 Gnoss Concourse Bldg. 1
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-08
Mcdowell Elementary School
421 S. Mc Dowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
Mckinley Elementary School
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-06
Mcnear Elementary School
605 Sunnyslope Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-06
Penngrove Elementary School
365 Adobe Rd.
Penngrove, CA 94951
KG-06
Sixth Grade Charter Academy At Petaluma Jr. High School
700 Bantam Way
Petaluma, CA 94952
06-06
South County Consortium School
200 Douglas St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-12
Valley Oaks Elementary (alternative) School
540 Vallejo St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-06
Valley Vista Elementary School
730 N. Webster St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
KG-06
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School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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OLD ADOBE UNION


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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
La Tercera Elementary School
1600 Albin Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
Loma Vista Immersion Academy School
207 Maria Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
Miwok Valley Language Academy Charter School
1010 Saint Francis Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
Old Adobe Elementary Charter School
2856 Adobe Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
River Montessori Elementary Charter School
3880 Cypress Dr. Ste. B
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
Sonoma Mountain Elementary School
1900 Rainier Cir.
Petaluma, CA 94954
KG-06
* 10 is highest

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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