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Demographic Profile

 

General Information

Formally incorporated in 1868, Vallejo's history dates back to 1835. Vallejo is Solano County's most diverse city and being within close proximity to the San Francisco and Sacramento metropolitan areas and accessible transportation, Vallejo is a seeing a growing population and a growing economy.

Incorporated

March 30, 1868

Size (land)

30.67 sq mi

Population (2015)

118,837 people

Median Age

35 years

Median Household Income in Vallejo

$58,371

Median Household Income in Solano County

$67,177

Labor Force in Vallejo

61,785

Labor Force in Solano County

223,641

Employed Residents

55,016

Unemployment Rate

7.2%

Projected Jobs in Solano County

209,775

% of Population with a High School Diploma or Higher

86.4%

% of Population with a College Degree

23.3%

Elevation

69 ft

Average Daily High Temperature

71F

  

Location

Vallejo is located at the northeastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Region, in rapidly growing Solano County. It is within easy commute distance of major employment centers such as San Francisco, Oakland-Berkeley, as well as Walnut Creek/Concord and the Tri-Vallejo area, and within acceptable commute range of the State Capitol of Sacramento.

Vallejo Location


Transportation Linkage

Vallejo is well-connected to the region via State Highways 29 and 37, as well as Interstate Highways 80 and 780. The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) provides a high-speed catamaran service directly between San Francisco and Vallejo for approximately 2,000 commuters/day. Solano County Transit (SolTrans) provides bus connection to nearby Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations and across-town services.


Educational Institutions

Vallejo is home to three (3) higher education campuses - Solano Community College, California State University - Maritime Academy and Touro University - which provide highly-skilled and educated workers. Within a 40-mile drive, are Sonoma State University; San Francisco State University; the University of California, San Francisco; the University of California, Davis; and the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, California State University - Sacramento is within a 75-minute drive and California State University - East Bay within 55-minutes.


Race and Ethnicity

Vallejo is an ethnically and racially diverse community - 25% White, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 23.2% Asian, 20% Black or African American and 7.5% are of mixed or other heritage.
Vallejo Race Distribution 2013


For current customized demographic information, check out information on Vallejo's Interactive Online GIS system.