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Occidental is in Sonoma County, in the Santa Rosa-Petaluma metro area.
The community was named for a local church
The latitude of Occidental is 38.407N. The longitude is -122.947W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,272.
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14% of Occidental residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Occidental ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Occidental was $25,970, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Occidental residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Occidental, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $774. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,434.
Libraries in Occidental include Occidental Library ... View libraries
Sonoma County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Occidental political report.
The average commute time for Occidental workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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