The County of Sonoma is comprised of 26 departments and agencies that provide a full range of services to the community. It encompasses over 1600 square miles. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles.Sonoma County is located at the threshold between the commerce-driven San Francisco Bay Area and the spectacular beauty of northern California. The county extends over 1,500 square miles with a diverse economy that includes a world class wine region, stunning natural resources, and dozens of tourist destinations. Sonoma County is home to 493,285 people, with approximately 33 percent of the population residing in Santa Rosa. That city was also recently named as one of the nation’s “most livable communities” by Partners for Livable Communities. Residents all over Sonoma county enjoy a unique quality of life with access to cultural events, an academic community via CSU Sonoma State, economic opportunity, and low crime rates.