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Welcome to Santa Rosa ...

The city of Santa Rosa is located in Sonoma County<1> and is the County Seat for Sonoma County.

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.

  • Petaluma [Sonoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petaluma
    • Petaluma [Sonoma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Santa Rosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,632 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petaluma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petaluma<7>
  • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rohnert Park
    • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Santa Rosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,975 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohnert Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohnert Park<7>
  • Windsor [Sonoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor [Sonoma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Santa Rosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<7>
  • Healdsburg [Sonoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healdsburg
    • Healdsburg [Sonoma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Santa Rosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healdsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healdsburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sonoma [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoma
      • Sonoma [Sonoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Santa Rosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonoma<7>
    • Sebastopol [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Sonoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Santa Rosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,593 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<7>
    • Cotati [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotati
      • Cotati [Sonoma County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Santa Rosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotati
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotati<7>
    • Saint Helena [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Napa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Santa Rosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helena<7>
    • Calistoga [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calistoga
      • Calistoga [Napa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Santa Rosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,286 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calistoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calistoga<7>
    • Yountville [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yountville
      • Yountville [Napa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Santa Rosa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yountville<7>

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.

Mentions & References for Santa Rosa

Communities in California

About Sonoma County

About California

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Sonoma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Santa Rosa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Santa Rosa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Rosa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Rosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Santa Rosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santa Rosa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Santa Rosa includes: 95401, 95402, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95406, 95407, 95408 & 95409.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Santa Rosa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Rosa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa RosaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Rosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4375, Longitude: -122.7182    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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