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Welcome to Petaluma ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Petaluma has a population of 60,881 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Petaluma, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 12, 1858.
Petaluma is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Petaluma lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Petaluma: (707)
The ZIP codes for Petaluma: 94952-94955, 94975, 94999<4>
Websites for Petaluma ...
Official Website: www.cityofpetaluma.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Petaluma had an population of 60,881 people. This is an increase of 5.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.61% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Petaluma had a population of 57,941 people (which is 11.97% of the total population of Sonoma County). This makes Petaluma the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Petaluma represents 0.16% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 146th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 57,941 people, the population of Petaluma increased 6.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 54,548 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Petaluma.
Communities Also Named Petaluma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Petaluma - it's located in Alabama.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Petaluma.
Communities near Petaluma ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Petaluma.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Petaluma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Petaluma.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Petaluma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Petaluma.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Petaluma. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Petaluma.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petaluma ...
Looking for more information about Petaluma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Petaluma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Petaluma.
Adding Petaluma to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Petaluma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Petaluma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Petaluma on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Petaluma on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Petaluma: www.cityofpetaluma.net/
The official website for Sonoma County: www.sonoma-county.org/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022