Santa Rosa, CA

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Living in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 176,753 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Rosa is the 26th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Santa Rosa are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Santa Rosa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Rosa is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Rosa who work in sales jobs (11.09%), office and administrative support (10.50%), and management occupations (10.16%).

The overall education level of Santa Rosa citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.59% of adults in Santa Rosa have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Santa Rosa in 2018 was $36,935, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,740 for a family of four. However, Santa Rosa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Santa Rosa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Rosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Rosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Santa Rosa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Rosa include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Santa Rosa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.13%).

The most common language spoken in Santa Rosa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.