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Wine country

Sonoma is a city in Sonoma County, in the Santa Rosa-Petaluma metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "nose"

The latitude of Sonoma is 38.291N. The longitude is -122.456W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,521.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$50,505
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sonoma demographic reports
Founded during the transition from Spanish to American rule

The banner of the Bear Flag Republic flew here, briefly, in 1846

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Scream"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sonoma Valley Film Festival - April 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sonoma web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sonoma attractions: Train Town
Historic sites and museums: Sonoma State Historic Park
Quotes:
"Sonoma, in the heart of California's oh-so-trendy wine country, is one of the few places in the region where the word 'country' still seems appropriate. Mud-spattered pickup trucks park alongside luxury cars, roosters crow throughout the day, and four draft horses live a half block from the town square.
-- The New York Times, April 16, 2004

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sonoma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sonoma County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Santa Rosa area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95476 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Sonoma residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sonoma ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sonoma was $32,387, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of Sonoma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Sonoma include Sonoma Plaza ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sonoma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $876.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,846.


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Libraries in Sonoma include Sonoma Valley Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sonoma include Sonoma Index-Tribune

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Politics

Sonoma County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sonoma political report.

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Restaurants

Sonoma restaurants taking online reservations include Cafe La Haye, Carneros, El Dorado Kitchen, Harmony Restaurant, Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place, Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, the girl & the fig - Sonoma ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Sonoma workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Sonoma include Brick House Bungalows, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, MacArthur Place Inn & Spa, Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma Valley Inn, Victorian Garden Inn.

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“ "Sonoma, in the heart of California's oh-so-trendy wine country, is one of the few places in the region where the word 'country' still seems appropriate. Mud-spattered pickup trucks park alongside luxury cars, roosters crow throughout the day, and four draft horses live a half block from the town square. ”
~ The New York Times, April 16, 2004

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