Income/capita 28%
Household income 46%
Unemployment 19%
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Income per capita$38,240$31,458$29,829
Median household income$80,907$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$95,657$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$58,214$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$47,482$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$32,639$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level8.6%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Petaluma is 28% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Petaluma is 46% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Petaluma is 19% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Petaluma is 43% lower than the national average

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      Petaluma employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.9%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector8.9%2.8%
      Financial & insurance services4.9%4.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.0%17.1%
      Public administration5.2%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%2.2%
      Education, health & social services10.3%33.6%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,592$136,111146.0%
      Nicasio, CA113$133,750141.8%
      Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA6,594$119,148115.4%
      Tomales, CA245$101,48883.4%
      Eldridge, CA1,445$84,86153.4%
      Petaluma, CA59,757$80,90746.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Springfield, OH59,761$32,16541.9%
      Lakeville, MN59,786$98,86478.7%
      Marietta, GA59,714$48,15413.0%
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      Gardena, CA59,898$50,1379.4%
      Petaluma, CA59,757$80,90746.2%
      Source: The Petaluma, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).