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 $643,906, which is more expensive than 66.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 92.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Petaluma City Center is currently $1,919, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 41.1% 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 2.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.2% 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

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 97.9% 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Petaluma City Center neighborhood has more Danish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 6.2% have Scottish ancestry.


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 79.5% 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

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Petaluma City Center neighborhood, 38.6% 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 33.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.1%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 (28.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report German roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.5%), among others. In addition, 22.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Petaluma City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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 (35.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.3%) 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 (15.4%) and 6.5% 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Petaluma 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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California 26.18
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Petaluma 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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PETALUMA JOINT UNION HIGH


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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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
Mcdowell Elementary
421 S. Mcdowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06
Valley Oaks Elementary (Alternative)
540 Vallejo St.
Petaluma, CA, 94952
KG-06
Mcnear Elementary
605 Sunnyslope Ave.
Petaluma, CA, 94952
KG-06
Penngrove Elementary
365 Adobe Rd.
Penngrove, CA, 94951
KG-06
Valley Vista Elementary
730 N. Webster St.
Petaluma, CA, 94952
KG-06
Sixth Grade Charter Academy At Petaluma Jr. High
700 Bantam Way
Petaluma, CA, 94952
06-06
Mckinley Elementary
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA, 94952
KG-06
Grant Elementary
200 Grant Ave.
Petaluma, CA, 94952
KG-06
Live Oak Charter
100 Gnoss Concourse, Bldg. 1
Petaluma, CA, 94952
KG-08

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

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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
Miwok Valley Language Academy Charter
1010 St. Francis Dr.
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06
Old Adobe Elementary Charter
2856 Adobe Rd.
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06
Sonoma Mountain Elementary
1900 Rainier Cir.
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06
River Montessori Elementary Charter
3880 Cypress Dr. Ste. B
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
207 Maria Dr.
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06
La Tercera Elementary
1600 Albin Way
Petaluma, CA, 94954
KG-06

School District Enrollment By Group

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