Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California. Santa Rosa is the largest city in Wine Country and the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, following San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont. Santa Rosa's area occupies 40.37 square miles.
At the 2000 census, Santa Rosa’s population was 147,595 people. The Santa Rosa metropolitan area has an estimated population of 466,891, making it the 12th largest in California. Santa Rosa’s population density is 3,678.3 people per square mile. Santa Rosa has a racial makeup that is 70.6% white, 2.6% American Indians, 3% Asian American, 2.2% African Americans, 19.2% are Hispanic, 10.28% from other races, and 4.44% were from two or more races.
Santa Rosa’s median income for a household is $50,931, and the median income for a family is $59,659. In Santa Rosa, 8.5% of families and 5.1% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Santa Rosa’s economy consists of many diverse entrepreneurs. Major employers in Santa Rosa include the City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa Junior College, State of California, Agilent Technologies, Amy’s Kitchen, JDS Uniphase, Medtronic Vascular, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Medical Center, AT&T.
Santa Rosa health insurance and Santa Rosa life insurance depend on the medical care Santa Rosa citizens receive. Santa Rosa medical centers include Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Medical Center.
Santa Rosa auto insurance and Santa Rosa home insurance depend on Santa Rosa’s crime rates. Santa Rosa’s violent crime rate is 998, and the property crime rate is 5,878.