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Santa Rosa, California
Welcome to Santa Rosa ...
When the people of Santa Rosa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Santa Rosan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Santa Rosa has a population of 175,592 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Santa Rosa, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 26, 1868.
Santa Rosa is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Santa Rosa lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Santa Rosa is located in the (707) area code.
The ZIP codes for Santa Rosa: 95401-95409<5>
Websites for Santa Rosa ...
Official Website: www.ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/
Junior League: www.jlns.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santa Rosa had an population of 175,592 people. This is an increase of 4.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.97% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Rosa had a population of 167,815 people (or 34.68% of the total population of Sonoma County). This makes Santa Rosa the county's most populous community.
The population of Santa Rosa represents 0.45% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 167,815 people, the population of Santa Rosa increased 13.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 147,595 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Santa Rosa.
Communities Also Named Santa Rosa ...
While we believe that this Santa Rosa is located in Sonoma County, we know of another 3 California communities named Santa Rosa. Those communities are located in the following counties: Riverside, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.
Beyond California, there are 10 communities that are also named Santa Rosa - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Santa Rosa.
Communities near Santa Rosa ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Santa Rosa.
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 Santa Rosa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Santa Rosa.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Rosa. 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 Santa Rosa.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Rosa. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Santa Rosa.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Rosa ...
Looking for more information about Santa Rosa? 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 Santa Rosa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Rosa.
Adding Santa Rosa to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Santa Rosa on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Santa Rosa: www.ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/
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