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Encyclopedia > Rohnert Park, California
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Rohnert Park is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 42,236 at the 2000 census. It was an early planned city modeled directly after Levittown, New York and Levittown, Pennsylvania. Image File history File linksMetadata Photo-CA-rohnertpark. ... Sonoma County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, north of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Levittown, a suburb of New York City, is a hamlet and unincorporated political subdivision of New York State located on Long Island in Nassau County, New York. ... Aerial view of Levittown, Pennsylvania circa 1959 Levittown, Pennsylvania is a census-designated place (CDP) and suburban community located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. ...


Rohnert Park is the sister city of Hashimoto in Japan. Hashimoto (橋本市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ...

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Geography

Location of Rohnert Park, California

Rohnert Park is located at 38°20′50″N, 122°41′43″W (38.347174, -122.695378)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.7 km² (6.4 mi²), all land. In actuality, there is a small man-made reservoir called Robert's Lake at the north end of the city and a number of diverted creeks running generally east to west. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 42,236 people, 15,503 households, and 9,797 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,536.1/km² (6,564.5/mi²). There were 15,808 housing units at an average density of 949.2/km² (2,457.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.28% White, 1.97% African American, 0.78% Native American, 5.58% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 5.72% from other races, and 5.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.57% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,503 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 14.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $51,942, and the median income for a family was $61,420. Males had a median income of $41,757 versus $31,149 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,035. About 3.2% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those over age 64. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Originally home of the Coast Miwok native people[1], the Mexican government granted Rancho Cotate to Captain Juan Castenada in July of 1844 for his military services in the region. The grant encompassed present-day Penngrove, Cotati and Rohnert Park. "Cotate Rancho is a part of the Vallejo Township which is the plain between Sonoma Mountain and Petaluma Creek San Pablo Bay, and an east and west line dividing the tract from Santa Rosa Township." [2] [3] Bodega Bay as viewed from present-day Dillon Beach, was ancient homeland of the Coastal Miwok. ... This article describes the government of the United Mexican States. ... Penngrove, California (ZIP 94951) is a small, unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California, between Petaluma and Santa Rosa at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Petaluma Hill Road, and nestled in the foothills of Sonoma Mountain. ... Cotati is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States. ... San Pablo Bay is a shallow tidal estuary that forms the northern extension of San Francisco Bay in northern California in the United States. ... Santa Rosa is the Spanish name for Saint Rose. ...


Rancho Cotate was sold in 1849 to Dr. Thomas S. Page, of Cotati, and eventually broken up and sold off piecemeal to incoming settlers.[2] The town of Rohnert Park was named after the Rohnert family who owned the Rohnert Seed Farm. In 1929, a successful businessman, Waldo Emerson Rohnert, (born 1869 - died 1933), a native of Detroit, Michigan, purchased a large ranch here and minimized flooding in the fields with a crude drainage system but died shortly after. His son, Fred Rohnert, a graduate of Stanford Law School took over the ranch and developed a seed growing business, the Rohnert Seed Farm, which turned into a major horticultural success for the county.[2] 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City  143. ... Stanford Law School is a graduate school at Stanford University located near Palo Alto, California in Silicon Valley. ...


In the year 1956, only four adult residents lived within the district boundaries, but in 1957 with the 101 Freeway newly completed at the Cotati bypass, Rohnert Park began to be built and laid out as a planned city. In a summer election of 1962, Rohnert Park was incorporated, comprised of 1,325 acres, housing an estimated 2,775 persons, the first town to incorporate since 1905. The historic neighboring town of Cotati, California voted to incorporate the following year. [2] A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Cotati is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States. ...


Education

The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District serves the city. The city of Rohnert Park is home to Sonoma State University. The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, located in Sonoma County, California, serves some 7,500 students. ... Sonoma State University is a campus of the California State University system located in Rohnert Park, California (about seven miles south of Santa Rosa and fifty miles north of San Francisco and Oakland). ...


High schools

  • Rancho Cotate High School
  • Technology High School

Trivia

Rohnert Park is also home to Sonoma County's only gravity hill, located on the western slopes of Sonoma Mountain above Sonoma State University. A gravity hill (also known as a gravity road) is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces the optical illusion that a very slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope. ... Sonoma Mountain is a prominent landform within the Sonoma Mountains of southern Sonoma County, California. ... Sonoma State University is a campus of the California State University system located in Rohnert Park, California (about seven miles south of Santa Rosa and fifty miles north of San Francisco and Oakland). ...


External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Access Genealogy
  2. ^ a b c d DeClercq, 1977.
  3. ^ Harris, 1980.

References


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Rohnert Park is a city located in Sonoma County, California.
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The City of Rohnert Park is home to Sonoma State University.
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Located in Sonoma County's southern central plain with 42,550 residents, Rohnert Park is the county's third largest city.
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Rohnert Park is accessible by US Highway 101, a major California north/south highway running most of the length of the state.
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