Santa Rosa Metro Area, California 

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Population

489,819

+5.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$63,799

Median Home Price

$743,500

Median Age

41.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 7.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Santa Rosa Metro Area, California

Small city / Suburban complex - Northern California, 40 miles north of San Francisco. June, September and July are the most pleasant months in the Santa Rosa metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: California
County: Sonoma
Metro Area: Santa Rosa Metro Area
City: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, 37 total
Zip Codes: 94928, 95403, 95407, 95404, 94954, 95401, 95476, 94952, 95472, 95492, 36 total
Cost of Living: 57.9% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 167 ft above sea level

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Santa Rosa, CA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Year-round climate
Nearby coastline
Close to San Francisco
Cons
Cost of living and housing
Long crowded commutes
Air quality

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Rosa Metro Area

Santa Rosa, an area of rugged hills and valleys north of San Francisco, is the commercial center of a broad set of suburban communities and small towns making up Sonoma County. Geographically this area is just north of Marin County, the upscale set of San Francisco suburbs, and extends into open and unsettled areas far north of the city. Santa Rosa itself lies along U.S. 101 near the communities of Rohnert Park, home of a California State University campus and some high tech industry, and Petaluma, a growing former agricultural center. Just east across a low mountain range is the wine-growing center of Sonoma, and west the area extends to the rugged Pacific coastline.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa Metro Area is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Rosa Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Rosa Metro Area's cost of living is 57.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Rosa Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and July are the most pleasant months in the Santa Rosa metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Santa Rosa metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.5% to 23.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Rosa Metro Area's population is 489,819 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Rosa Metro Area is Real Estate: $743,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.0%.

SCHOOLS
Santa Rosa Metro Area public schools spend $11,474 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.7 students per teacher in Santa Rosa Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Santa Rosa

It's a good time to buy in Santa Rosa. Home Appreciation is up 14.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Santa Rosa is $743,500.
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ZIP CODES IN SANTA ROSA METRO AREA, CALIFORNIA
94928, 95403, 95407, 95404, 94954, 95401, 95476, 94952, 95472, 95492, 36 total

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