Petaluma, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 20,340 housing units in Petaluma. This represents a 22.9% growth from 16,546 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 20,310 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 30 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Petaluma is about 70.1%. Petaluma's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 1.8%. Average household size is 2.7 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Petaluma were built after 1975.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.70%
One Bedroom9.50%
Two Bedrooms22.30%
Three Bedrooms37%
Four Bedrooms24.30%
Five Bedrooms or more4.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.8
Median year structure was built1976
Median Value of occupied units$289,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$343,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.47
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$933

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage16.10%
Home Equity Loan11.60%
Simple Mortgage55.20%
Debt Free16.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23.1%