Santa Rosa, CA
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Santa Rosa is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 174,972 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 office and administrative support (13.08%), sales jobs (11.11%), and management occupations (10.06%).

In terms of college education, Santa Rosa is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.77% of adults in Santa Rosa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Santa Rosa in 2010 was $30,577, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,308 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 30.98% 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 (18.83%).

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