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  • by Teresa Mariani Hendrix

The Scoop on Taxes & Income in the Town of Windsor, California

By Teresa Mariani Hendrix


Sources:

Per Pupil School Spending, where available, from U.S. News & World ReportContext:CA Average: $14,035 Rank: No. 17 in Nation on annual per pupil school spendingCA Average teacher salary: $85,856 Teacher Pay rank in nation: No. 3


Sales Tax Info from Zamp, a sales-tax calculating, reporting and compliance firm targeting business clients. https://zamp.com/about/


Property Tax Info from Ownwell, a property tax database and appeal service (for lowering property tax assessments by appeal, based in Austin, TX and aimed at real estate investors)


Teacher salary data from CAPSLO, The California Association of Private School Organizations, a lobbying/advocacy group. Data is culled from public information from the State of CA contained in required public employee salary documents. https://www.capso.org/  


Household Income and Residents in Poverty rates culled from U.S. Census Data by Census Reporter, a non-profit organization run largely through several major university journalism programs across the U.S. and funded by grant money. Income reflects data from the latest U.S. Census community survey in 2022. https://censusreporter.org/ 

 

2024 Income & Taxes By City in Sonoma County


Petaluma

Median Household Income: $108,527

Residents below poverty line: 5.9%

Sales Tax: 9.50%.

Average property tax rate: 1.23%, 

** lower than the county average of 1.33%

Petaluma City Schools, Lowest Teacher Salary, Gross & Take Home

*Source, Petaluma City Schools Salary Schedule, Take Home est. = 70 percent of Gross 

$58,300      $ 40,810


Cotati

Median Household Income: $107,321

Residents below poverty line: 7.5%

Sales Tax: 9.50%.

Average Property Tax Rate:1.39%

Lowest Teacher Salary, Gross & Take Home,

Cotati-Rohnert Park School Dist.$52,750         $36,925

Cotati Unified Elementary $52,750         $36,925


Santa Rosa

Median Household Income: $95,403

Residents below poverty line: 9.5%

Sales Tax: 9.25%

Average Property Tax Rate: 1.27%*

*lower than the county average of 1.33%

Lowest Teacher Salary, Santa Rosa City Schools (High & Middle Schools), Gross & Take Home: $66,412            $46,488


Sebastopol

Median Household Income: $98,185

Residents below poverty line: 8.3%

Sales Tax: 9.25%.

Average Property Tax Rate: 1.32%

Lowest Teacher Salaries, Gross & Take Home:

West Sonoma County Union High District $58,567         $40,997

Sebastopol Union Elementary$57,730         $40,411

Gravenstein Union Elementary:$65,605        $45,924


Sonoma

Median Household Income: $96,090

Residents below poverty line: 8.8%

Sales Tax: 9.00%

Average property tax rate: 1.46%

Lowest Teacher Salary Sonoma Valley Unified, Gross & Take Home

$57,362         $40,153


Healdsburg

Median Household Income: $94,799

Residents below poverty line: 10.8%

Sales Tax: 9.00%

Average property tax rate: 1.32% 

Healdsburg Unified School District – annual per pupil spending: $21,011

Healdsburg Unified School District, Lowest Teacher Salary, Gross & Take Home

$62,501         $43,751


Rohnert Park

Median Household Income: $93,322

Residents below poverty line: 9.7%

Sales Tax: 9.00%

Average property tax rate: 1.37%

Lowest Teacher Salary, Gross & Take Home, Cotati-Rohnert Park School Dist.

$52,750         $36,925


Windsor

Median Household Income: $128,115

Residents below poverty line: 4.2%

Sales Tax 8.50%.

Average Property Tax Rate: 1.33%

*same as the county average

WUSD – Per Pupil Annual Spending $14,500

Lowest offered Teacher Salary, Gross & Take-home

$53,758         $37,631

*For Comparison: Mark West Union Elementary (K-8, Larkfield), Gross & Take Home

$62,282          $43,597


Cloverdale

Median Household Income: $96,894

Residents below poverty line: 6.2%

Sales tax: 8.50%

Average property tax rate: 1.41%

Cloverdale Unified School District Lowest Teacher Salary, Gross & Take Home

$56,286        $39,400


Guerneville

Median Household Income: $80,159

Residents below poverty line: 8.9%

Sales Tax, 8.5%

Average property tax rate in 1.98%

Lowest Teacher Salary, Gross & Take Home

$53,575         $37,503




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