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Living In Petaluma, CA

Petaluma, California is a town with just under 60,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just over 40, is slightly older than other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Only 34% of residents rent in Petaluma, as home ownership is common in the area. With an average rent of $1,553/month, exceeding the state average, relatively high rent costs could play a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Petaluma residents have an average commute of about 33 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 43% of residents, while public transit is not used widely. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.

Petaluma has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%) compared to the national average (21%). Many Petaluma residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 20% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of almost $99,000, Petaluma workers take home about $13,000 more than their peers elsewhere in California. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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