Petaluma, California

Petaluma: The most populous city in Sonoma County, California. It is located in the North Bay region of the county. Petaluma is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Petaluma Arts Center and the Petaluma Museum.


Petaluma is a city located in the county of Sonoma in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 57,941. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 60,632 inhabitants.

The city was created 165 years ago in 1858.

Petaluma locator map
Location of Petaluma on California map.

Quick Facts about Petaluma

Population : 60,632 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Sonoma County
Postal code : 94952, 94954, 94953
Phone Area Codes : 707
Water as percent of area : 0.74%
Land as percent of area : 99.26%
Continent : North America
Altitude : 98 feet / 30 meters
Establishment : April 04, 1858 (165 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 11:35:15 (30th September 2023)
Population growth : 4.44% (2010-2020)
Weather : 57℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather
Petaluma California aerial view image
Petaluma California aerial view
Petaluma California aerial view image


Petaluma is located at 38°13'57"N 122°38'12"W (38.2324200, -122.6366500).

Petaluma map


Petaluma forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. more


The population of Petaluma increased by 4.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2006 58,921 - state suburb
2010 57,941 -1.69% census
2011 58,236 0.51% estimation process
2012 58,728 0.84% estimation process
2013 59,337 1.03% estimation process
2014 59,753 0.7% estimation process
2015 60,295 0.9% estimation process
2016 60,468 0.29% estimation process
2017 60,682 0.35% estimation process
2018 61,826 1.85% estimation process
2019 60,520 -2.16% estimation process
2020 60,632 0.18% estimation process

Petaluma zip code is 94952. County name: Sonoma, County fips: 06097

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People born in Petaluma (55)

People born in Petaluma, including film critic Pauline Kael, author and philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers, Road bicycle racer Steven Cozza, .


  • Bill Pronzini (American writer of detective fiction, and anthologist) he was born in 13/04/1943
  • Broc Cresta he was born in 02/01/1987
  • Myron Healey (American actor (1923-2005)) he was born in 08/06/1923
  • Joe Enochs (American association football (soccer) player) he was born in 01/09/1971
  • Tom Louderback (American football player) he was born in 05/03/1933
  • Tim Lounibos (American actor) he was born in 31/12/1979
  • Jenny Lynn (American figure competitor) she was born in 22/01/1972
  • Wayne Adam Ford (American serial killer) he was born in 03/12/1961
  • Amy Gutierrez (American sports journalist) she was born in 14/11/1973
  • Tiffany Roberts (American soccer coach and player) she was born in 05/05/1977
  • Buster Millerick (American racehorse trainer) he was born in 30/11/1905
  • Fred Allen (American film editor and film director) he was born in 16/12/1896
  • Gabby La La (American musician) she was born in 23/05/1979
  • Gabriel Sunday (American actor) he was born in 18/10/1985
  • George Switzer (American mineralogist, curator of minerals, US National Museum (Smithsonian Institution)) he was born in 11/06/1915
  • Jeff Gerstmann (video game journalist) he was born in 01/08/1975
  • Jake Rodkin (American video game designer, writer and graphic designer)
  • Karen Kilgariff (American comedian, writer and podcaster) she was born in 11/05/1970

Schools in Petaluma

College & universities near Petaluma, CA

Code Name City ZIP
491808 Meridian University Petaluma (CA) 94952-3092
461643 Bergin University of Canine Studies Penngrove (CA) 94951
123572 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park (CA) 94928-3609
123013 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa (CA) 95401-4395
114123 Empire College Santa Rosa (CA) 95403-2126

Stations (39)

Amtrak & bus stations near Petaluma, CA

Code Name Address Type
PTC Petaluma, California 100 Fairgrounds Drive BUS
RPC Rohnert Park, California 6335 Redwood Drive BUS
SRC Santa Rosa, California 175 Railroad Street BUS
VAL Vallejo, California 4355 Sonoma Blvd. BUS
VMW Marine World (Seasonal), Vallejo, California Highway 37 and Fairgrounds Drive BUS

Post offices near Petaluma

Post Office Name City ZIP
Petaluma Post Office Petaluma (CA) 94952
Casa Grande Annex Post Office Petaluma (CA) 94954
North Bay P And Dc Finan Post Office Petaluma (CA) 94999
Penngrov Post Office Penngrove (CA) 94951
Cota Post Office Cotati (CA) 94931

Other cities in Sonoma County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Sonoma County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Santa Rosa 174,613 The fifth most populous city in California.
Rohnert Park 42,975 A city in Sonoma County, California.
Windsor 27,322 City in California
Healdsburg 11,929 City in California
Sonoma 10,973 Town in Sonoma County, California, United States
Cloverdale 8,803 City in California
Sebastopol 7,678 City in Sonoma County, California, United States of America
Cotati 7,453 City in California
Boyes Hot Springs 6,656 Census-designated place in California
Roseland 6,325 Town in New Jersey
Guerneville 4,534 Census-designated place in Sonoma County, California
El Verano 4,123 Census-designated place in California
Rio Dell 3,439 Unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California
Graton 1,707 Census-designated place in Sonoma County, California
Temelec 1,441 Census-designated place in Sonoma County, California
Monte Rio 1,152 Census-designated place in Sonoma County, California

Distance to Other Cities

Petaluma distances to largest California cities