Sonoma County Indicators

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Housing Indicator Data

Housing affordability index for Sonoma County for the years 2007 to 2017

The housing affordability index is the annual average of whether a typical family could qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home, where a value of 100 indicated the median household income is exactly enough to qualify for a mortgage on a median priced home. The affordability index is as follows: 2007 16.0%, 2008 29.5%, 2009 41.8%, 2010 41.0%, 2011 47.5%, 2012 47.9%, 2013 31.5%, 2014 28.8%, 2015 27.8%, 2016 27.0%, and 2017 24.9%.

Annual percentage of households spending 50% or more of their income on housing for Sonoma County and California for the years 2007 to 2016

Listing Sonoma County first and California second, the percentages are as follows: 2007 26.1% 25.7%, 2008 26.4% 26.0%, 2009 25.5% 26.1%, 2010 26.5% 26.7%, 2011 26.1% 27.3%, 2012 27.1% 28.0%, 2013 27.2% 28.3%, 2014 28.1% 28.5%, 2015 27.5% 28.2%, and 2016 27.3% 27.9%.

Annual percentage of “green” commuters for three data points, public transportation, walk, and bicycle in Sonoma County for the years 2007 to 2016

The rates for public transportation are: 2007 2.2%, 2008 2.2%, 2009 2.2%, 2010 2.1%, 2011 1.8%, 2012 1.7%, 2013 1.8%, 2014 1.8%, 2015 1.9%, and 2016 1.8%.

The rates for walking are: 2007 3.5%, 2008 3.3%, 2009 3.5%, 2010 2.9%, 2011 3.0%, 2012 3.0%, 2013 3.2%, 2014 3.1%, 2015 3.2%, and 2016 3.2%.

The rates for biking are: 2007 0.8%, 2008 1.2%, 2009 1.3%, 2010 1.3%, 2011 1.2%, 2012 1.0%, 2013 1.0%, 2014 1.0%, 2015 1.1%, and 2016 1.0%.

Average commute time to work, in minutes, for private vehicle and public transportation in Sonoma County

For private vehicle transportation for the years 2007 to 2016 the average minutes are as follows: 2007 24.7 minutes, 2008 24.9 minutes, 2009 25 minutes, 2010 25.1 minutes, 2011 25.1 minutes, 2012 25.4 minutes, 2013 25.3 minutes, 2014 25.2 minutes, 2015 25 minutes, and 2016 25 minutes.

For public transportation for the years 2009 to 2016 the average minutes are as follows: 2009 55.0 minutes, 2010 56.5 minutes, 2011 54.9 minutes, 2012 55.3 minutes, 2013 56.7 minutes, 2014 59.4 minutes, 2015 58.4 minutes, and 2016 62.0 minutes.

Annual percentage of households with broadband access for Sonoma County for the years 2013 to 2016

2013 81.8%, 2014 81.6%, 2015 85.8%, and 2016 87.4%.

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