Petaluma Fun Facts
Petaluma is served by Petaluma Transit, Golden Gate Transit and by Sonoma County Transit bus services.
There were about 10,115 mortgages in Petaluma in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Petaluma's official website is http://cityofpetaluma.net/
Population of Petaluma was 58,453 in the year 2011.
Petaluma is located in Sonoma County, California, United States of America.
The mayor of Petaluma is David Glass, who was formerly the vice mayor, and on the Planning Commission from 1999 until his election as mayor in November 2002.
According to the Army Museum at the Presidio, San Francisco, Petaluma was relatively unharmed during the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, due to significant stable bedrock underlying the region.
Petaluma is in the Pacific Time Zone.
The unemployment rate of Petaluma was 5.07% in the year 2008.
List of Petaluma's nicknames:
- Formerly Known as the Egg Capital of the World
Sample list of films shot in Petaluma:
- Mumford ( starring Loren Dean as Mumford, Hope Davis as Sofie Crisp, Jason Lee as Skip Skipperton )
- American Graffiti ( starring Richard Dreyfuss as Curt, Ron Howard as Steve, Paul Le Mat as John )
- Explorers ( starring River Phoenix as Wolfgang Müller, Ethan Hawke as Ben Crandall, Amanda Peterson as Lori Swenson )
- Peggy Sue Got Married ( starring Kathleen Turner as Peggy Sue Bodell, Catherine Hicks as Carol Heath, Kevin J. O'Connor as Michael Fitzsimmons )
- Heroes ( starring Henry Winkler as Jack Dunne, Sally Field as Carol Bell, Harrison Ford )
- Inventing the Abbotts ( starring Joaquin Phoenix as Doug Holt, Billy Crudup as Jacey Holt, Liv Tyler as Pamela Abbott )
- Pleasantville ( starring Tobey Maguire as David, Reese Witherspoon as Jenniffer, William H. Macy as George Parker )
- Lolita ( starring Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert, Melanie Griffith as Charlotte Haze, Dominique Swain as Dolores Haze )
- Flubber ( starring Robin Williams as Professor Philip Brainard, Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds, Christopher McDonald as Wilson Croft )
- The Hamiltons ( starring Mackenzie Firgens, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer )
- Phenomenon ( starring John Travolta as George Malley, Kyra Sedgwick as Lace Pennamin, Forest Whitaker as Nate Pope )
- Max, 13 ( starring Christopher Jaymes as Daniel, Max Hurwitz as Max, Jorja Dwyer as Claire )
- Basic Instinct ( starring Michael Douglas as Nick Curran, Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell, George Dzundza as Gus )
- The Violent Kind ( starring Cory Knauf as Cody, Bret Roberts as Q, Christina McDowell as Megan )
- Cujo ( starring Dee Wallace as Donna Trenton, Ed Lauter as Joe Camber, Daniel Hugh Kelly as Vic Trenton )
- Worst in Show
The racial makeup of Petaluma was 46,566 (80.4%) White, 801 (1.4%) African American, 353 (0.6%) Native American, 2,607 (4.5%) Asian (1.3% Chinese, 0.9% Filipino, 0.8% Asian Indian, 0.4% Japanese, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.2% Korean, 0.1% Pakistani, 0.1% Laotian, 0.1% Thai), 129 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 5,103 (8.8%) from other races, and 2,382 (4.1%) from two or more races.
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Petaluma:
- David Glass ( Current Mayor, from 03 Jan 2011 )
Sample list of famous people who were born in Petaluma:
- Kevin Tsujihara ( Businessperson )
- Isabel Landof ( Actor )
- Rainbow Underhill ( Actor, Singer, Composer and Performer )
- Virginia Petrucci ( Actor )
- Drew Matthews ( Actor )
- Daedalus Howell ( Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Producer and Actor )
- Roger Barrett ( Actor )
- Tim Fowlar ( Musician and Conductor )
- Martin Andris ( Actor )
- Josh Faure-Brac ( Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer and Television Director )
- Robert Pope ( Writer )
- Tim Lounibos ( Actor )
- Fred Allen ( Film Editor, Writer and Film Director )
- David Banks ( Actor, Comedian and Musician )
- Silver Tree ( Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor and Film Director )
- Bill Pronzini ( Writer )
- Christina Hoff Sommers ( Writer, Author and Professor )
- Gabriel Sunday ( Actor, Film Producer, Film Editor, Screenwriter and Film Director )
- Karen Kilgariff ( Actor, Screenwriter and Television producer )
- Myron Healey ( Actor, Soldier and Screenwriter )
- Pauline Kael ( Writer and Film critic )
- Richard A. Penry
- Joe Enochs
- Tom Louderback ( American football player )
- Richard D. Hearney
- Wayne Adam Ford
- Scott Feil
- George Switzer
- Steven Cozza
- Jonny Gomes ( Baseball player )
- Adam McKenzie ( Athlete )
- Nick Marsh
- David Froom
- Nicole Aunapu Mann
- Kelsey Glass
The petaluma is 40 miles (64 km) north of San Francisco.
There were 22,522 addresses in Petaluma in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
There were 19,958 households in Petaluma in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sample list of famous events happened in Petaluma:
- World's Ugliest Dog Contest
Petaluma is about 37.53 square kilometers with a population of 58,453 in the year 2011.
The petaluma was built beginning in 1836 by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, then Commandant of the San Francisco Presidio.
There were about 458 foreclosures in Petaluma in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Petaluma's geo-coordinates are 38.2458° N, 122.6314° W.