Santa Rosa, CA
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Santa Rosa is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 175,155 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Rosa who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), sales jobs (11.18%), and management occupations (9.98%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Santa Rosa is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Santa Rosa area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Santa Rosa citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.00% of adults in Santa Rosa have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Santa Rosa in 2010 was $31,574, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,296 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 31.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Rosa include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Santa Rosa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.96%).

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