The Council expanded the city's urban boundary to include all the land then planned for future annexation, and declared it would be Santa Rosa's "ultimate" boundary.
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Further south, Fresno has a lively arts scene. Route runs roughly north—south through the city, and divides it into east and west sides. State Route 12 runs roughly east—west, and divides the city into north and south sides. The population density was 4, The racial makeup of Santa Rosa was: Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47, persons The Census reported that , people There were 63, households, out of which 20, There were 5, 7.
The average household size was 2. There were 39, families In terms of age cohorts, there were 39, people The median age was For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were There were 67, housing units at an average density of 1, The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.
As of [update] , there are an estimated 4, homeless people living in Sonoma County, many of whom live in Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa's Hispanic population, mainly of Mexican descent, while spread out through the city, is concentrated within the western part of Santa Rosa. The northeast neighborhoods of Skyhawk and Fountaingrove have the most populous Chinese communities.
As of the census of , there were 63, households, of which In terms of age cohorts, The median age was 36 years. Out of the total population, 9. Acts of crime in these neighborhoods are commonly burglaries, graffiti, and violent gang activity. The violent crime rate for Santa Rosa Santa Rosa saw the second-highest rate of couples in same-sex marriages among United States cities in , behind only San Francisco. The area was downgraded because of an increase in the cost of doing business, and reduced job growth—both blamed on increases in the cost of housing.
According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city are:. As of , Santa Rosa has 12 neighborhood shopping centers and 17 commercial districts,  including three sizeable shopping malls: Santa Rosa Plaza , with more than merchants;  Coddingtown Mall , with over 40;  and Montgomery Village , an open-air mall with more than 70 shops, a supermarket , five banks , and a satellite U.
Doyle Library  is a state-of-the-art facility. Downtown Santa Rosa, including the central Old Courthouse Square and historic Railroad Square, is an area of shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters. Downtown also includes City Hall, state and federal office buildings, many banks, and professional offices. The Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital medical center is just to the east of downtown.
The City Council funds a private booster group, Santa Rosa Main Street, which lobbies the city to revitalize the traditional business district. Three new mixed-use, high-rise buildings, and a new city parking garage, are under development. The Council and downtown business boosters hope condos atop the new buildings will house a population to keep the area active 24 hours a day.
Railroad Square is the portion of downtown that is on the west side of U. Route and has the highest concentration of historic commercial buildings. Of particular note are the four rough-hewn stone buildings at its core, two of which are rare in that they predate the earthquake. They include the old Northwestern Pacific Railroad depot, prominently seen in the beginning and the end of the Alfred Hitchcock film Shadow of a Doubt , and the still-functioning Hotel La Rose, built in and registered as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America.
The area contains numerous other historic buildings, such as the former Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad depot, and the Lee Bros. Building, both at the corner of 4th and Wilson Streets. Near it in the West End district are numerous other old buildings, including not only many old houses but the masonry DeTurk Winery complex, dating to the s—s, and the DeTurk round barn.
Also of note nearby is the former Del Monte Cannery Building, built in One of the oldest surviving commercial buildings in town, it was renovated into the 6th Street Playhouse in In Santa Rosa there are many breweries, and by many beer lovers is known as the "Microbrew capital of the United States". Santa Rosa is the home of the North Bay Theater Group, an alliance of some 40 theater companies, theater departments and individual performance companies from five North Bay counties.
It is a member all-volunteer orchestra that has presented hundreds of free and low-cost concerts throughout Sonoma County over the past 15 years. The orchestra is made up of professional-level local musicians who volunteer their time. Summer Repertory Theater SRT is a complete and extensive practicum in all aspects of stage production. The program combines professional directing, design, and production staff with outstanding students in acting, design, technical theater, dance, music, and management.
The ensemble mounts five productions, which are performed in full rotating Repertory six days a week beginning in mid-June. Company members put theory to the test and learn to work in a professional system. Its education department supports four youth ensembles and provides classical music education to students across Sonoma County. Bruno Ferrandis serves as music director, replacing Jeffrey Kahane who held the post for ten years.
The visual arts are represented by the Sonoma County Museum and numerous independent art galleries. The Arts Council of Sonoma County is based at the mus. In the s, future U. Senator Barbara Boxer was Santa Rosa's representative. The city is split between California's 2nd and 10th State Assembly districts.
The city council in adopted a set of "Goals and Strategic Objectives" through comprising six main goals. A "strong, sustainable" economy topped the list; other goals include showing leadership in environmental and cultural issues, and promoting "partnerships between neighborhoods, community organizations, schools, and the City.
The Santa Rosa Police Department currently has employees, of which are sworn peace officers. Police shootings in led to calls for an independent civilian police review board. The city sprawls along U. Guerneville Road and Railroad Square. Santa Rosa has served as a location for many major films,  including:. Horticulturalist Luther Burbank lived in Santa Rosa for more than 50 years. He said of Sonoma County, "I firmly believe, from what I have seen, that this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned.
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