dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Benicia, California

Benicia, California, in Solano county, is 6 miles SE of Vallejo, California (center to center) and 18 miles N of Oakland, California.Part of the surrounding Vallejo - Fairfield - Napa metro area, the city is not an isolated city. 

Benicia History

Benicia was established on May 19, 1847 by Robert Semple, Thomas O. Larkin, and Comandante General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. It was founded on the land sold to them by General Vallejo and was named after the General's wife, Francisca Benicia Carillo de Vallejo. Two major developments in the early 1960s - the closing of the Benicia Arsenal in 1960-64 and the completion of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge in 1962 completely changed Benicia. The population of Benicia grew steadily at a rate of about 1,000 people per year between 1970 and 1995 and slowly the city transformed from a poor town to a suburb.

Benicia and nearby Attractions

  • Glass Beach
  • Benicia Historical Museum
  • Blue Rock Springs Golf Course
  • Benicia Fire Museum
  • Benicia Parks
  • Benicia Peddler's Fair

Things To Do In Benicia

There are many interesting things to do in the city. The Farmers' market is held on Thursday evenings during the summer months. There is a large community picnic held on 4th July at Benicia's City Park every year. Sailing is a popular activity in Benicia and there is an active sailing community in the city. The community organizes several events and competitions. A yacht racing competition, sponsored by the Benicia Yacht Club is held during the summer months every year.

Benicia Transportation

The nearest airport that serves the city is Metropolitan Oakland INTL.

Benicia Higher Education

The city is served by Diablo Valley College.

People

Total Population 27,657
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,107
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.3%
Median Earnings25+ $55,576
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,728
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,418

Wealth

Median Family Income $111,446
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,372
Median House Value $448,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.3%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benicia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Vallejo, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of Oakland, California
County Solano
Standard Zip Codes 94510
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.049
Longitude -122.157

Benicia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
Station FAIRFIELD
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches
Station MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Concord 126,268 $79,566
Hercules 24,838 $113,658
Martinez 37,300 $101,447
Pinole 18,922 $79,129
Pleasant Hill 34,155 $109,381
Vallejo 118,995 $65,160

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benicia Public Libraries

Library
Benicia Public Library
150 E. L ST.
Benicia, California
(707) 746-4343

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Audio Production (BS)
  • Fashion Design (AS)
  • Fashion Design (BA)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Dedicated career services team that helps students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary
  • Program Coordinators focus on improving program content and ensure that students have the resources they need
  • Over 50 locations nationwide
camnpus icon
San Francisco
Visit School Site
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Offers programs in nursing, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, dental assisting, and more.
  • Six Campuses across Northern CA: Fremont, San Jose, Sacramento, S. San Francisco, Hayward, and Concord.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, with programmatic approvals from the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians and the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating since 2010.
camnpus icon
Concord
Request Info
Programs
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • HVAC Technician
  • Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
camnpus icon
Fairfield
Request Info
Programs
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist
  • Funeral Service Education
  • French as a Second Language
  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.

Benicia High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BENICIA HIGH
1101 MILITARY WEST
707-747-8325
Serves 1,782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

LIBERTY HIGH (CONT.)
350 EAST K ST.
707-747-8323
A Non-traditional School
Serves 78 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

HOME INDEPENDENT STUDY
350 EAST K STREET
707-747-8300
A Non-traditional School
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31.5

Study Online in Benicia
Additional Resources
Info for Benicia Government Officials


Are you an official in the Benicia government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top