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Petaluma

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    grade B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade A
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade C+
    3. Housing
      grade D+
    4. Nightlife
      grade A minus
    5. Good for Families
      grade B+
    6. Diversity
      grade A
    7. Jobs
      grade B minus
    8. Weather
      grade A
    9. Cost of Living
      grade D+
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade A
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A
    12. Commute
      grade B

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    Petaluma is a with a population of 60,865. Petaluma is in Sonoma County. Living in Petaluma offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Petaluma there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Petaluma and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Petaluma are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $664,200
    National
    $229,800
    Median Rent
    $2,027
    National
    $1,096
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      36%
    • Own
      64%
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    Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      320.7
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      3.3
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      41.1
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      54.3
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      148
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      981.8
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      113.5
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      10%
    • 10-17 years
      10%
    • 18-24 years
      7%
    • 25-34 years
      13%
    • 35-44 years
      13%
    • 45-54 years
      14%
    • 55-64 years
      15%
    • 65+ years
      18%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      14%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      26%
      national  20%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      34%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      16%
      national  27%
    • Less than high school diploma
      10%
      national  11%

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