Marin County vs. Sonoma County

Marin County (CA)Sonoma County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)259,666499,942
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)2.9%3.3%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)252,423483,868
Population, Census, April 1, 2010252,409483,878
Persons under 5 years, percent4.6%5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent20.0%19.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent22.3%19.7%
Female persons, percent51.1%51.2%
White alone, percent85.5%86.8%
Black or African American alone, percent2.8%2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.0%2.2%
Asian alone, percent6.5%4.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.3%0.4%
Two or More Races, percent4.0%4.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent16.1%27.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent71.5%63.1%
Veterans, 2014-201811,37326,477
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201818.4%16.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)113,182205,225
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201863.8%60.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$959,200$568,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$3,500$2,334
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$866$621
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,970$1,549
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201326.9%19.1%
Building permits, 20181643,279
Households, 2014-2018105,258189,339
Persons per household, 2014-20182.402.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201886.6%86.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201822.7%25.5%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201894.2%93.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201890.5%87.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201893.2%88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201858.8%34.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20185.0%8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent5.4%7.6%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201864.1%64.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201858.9%60.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)729,6521,058,691
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)2,102,2553,156,169
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,864,5524,443,204
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)5,087,5266,016,331
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$19,868$12,233
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201832.525.4
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$110,217$76,753
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$69,275$39,929
Persons in poverty, percent6.6%9.9%
Total employer establishments, 201710,07014,174
Total employment, 2017101,361173,035
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)6,739,0679,003,207
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20170.8%2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201738,06046,172
All firms, 201239,81552,975
Men-owned firms, 201219,79526,518
Women-owned firms, 201215,50019,302
Minority-owned firms, 20125,8139,178
Nonminority-owned firms, 201232,23241,571
Veteran-owned firms, 20123,3044,296
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201234,57145,989
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.9%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%1.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%7.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200733.9%30.4%
Population per square mile, 2010485.1307.1
Land area in square miles, 2010520.311,575.85

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Marin county (CA) and Sonoma county (CA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.