The City of Sonoma is a small, historic community of some 9,000 residents. Located in the heart of the Wine Country, Sonoma is encircled with world-class wineries and scenic vineyards. The town offers an unmatched quality of life, combining the pace and friendliness of small town living with cultural and recreational opportunities normally associated with much larger communities. The mainstays of the local economy are agriculture, tourism, and public services. Sonoma serves as the economic hub of Sonoma Valley, which has approximately 36,000 residents.