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Once known as "The World's Egg Basket"
Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County.
The community name derives from Indian term for "hillside ridge."
The latitude of Petaluma is 38.232N. The longitude is -122.635W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,175.
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13% of Petaluma residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petaluma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petaluma was $27,087, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Petaluma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Petaluma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $870. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,622.
Libraries in Petaluma include Petaluma Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Petaluma include Argus-Courier
Sonoma County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petaluma political report.
Petaluma restaurants taking online reservations include Hiro's - Petaluma ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Petaluma workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Petaluma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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