More than 7.4 million tourists visit Sonoma County each year. Wine Tours are popular at Alexander Valley Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, Kunde Family Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Jodan Vineyard Winery and more. The Wine and Food Affair, Tolay Fall Festival and Funkendank Oktoberfest and popular attractions each year. Sonoma County enjoys a vibrant art scene with galleries in its historic downtown area. During the spring and summer there is the “Second Saturday Art Walks” which is enjoyed by the locals and tourists alike. Other outdoor activities include ziplining, cycling, hiking, camping, and backpacking.
With over 250 wineries, Sonoma County is the largest producer of wine in California and one of the leading agriculture counties in California and the United States. Sonoma County is home to many state parks including Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (Guerneville), Jack London State Historic Park (Glenn Ellen), Fort Ross State Historic Park (Jenner), Sonoma Coast State Beach (Sonoma), Annadel State Park (Santa Rosa), Salt Point State Park (Jemen), Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (Kenwood), Ragel Ranch State Park (Sebastopol), and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park (Petaluma). Sonoma County is an area in the North Bay of San Francisco, California with a population of 496,064. There are 243,748 male residents living in Sonoma County and 252,316 female residents. The total number of households is 188,222 with 2.58 people per household on average. Total household expenditures in Sonoma County are above the national average.
The median age of the current population is 39.23 with 162,160 people being married and 179,330 being single.
The employment numbers show that there are 67% white collar employees and 33% blue collar employees in Sonoma County.
Crime rate in Sonoma County is below the national average. The most frequent crime is Rape Risk while the least frequent is Robbery Risk.
Sonoma County with its vast coasts and elevated regions has a large degree of climatic variation. The county recorded temperatures between a high point in July of 89.50° F and a low point of 39.60° F in January, 2017. The air pollution index is of 85.00. Certain inland areas are of the county are prone to a fog pattern throughout the year. All of Sonoma County has a large amount of rain with the most in the north-west portion of the county which receives significantly more rainfall. Santa Rosa is the county seat for Sonoma County.