Introduction to Dixon, California

Dixon, California, in Solano county, is 8 miles SW of Davis, California (center to center) and 20 miles SW of Sacramento, California. Part of the surrounding Vallejo - Fairfield - Napa metro area, Dixon is home to some 16,103 residents.

Dixon History

Dixon was earlier known as "Silveyville". This name was given to the area by the white settlers, after Elijah S. Silvey. When the California Pacific Railroad reached it on August 28, 1868, Thomas Dickson, a wealthy rancher, donated 10 acres of land near the California Pacific Railroad line for the development of a town site and train station. The depot was named Dickson Station but was later changed to "Dixon" after the first batch of goods arrived by rail with a misspelled address. The Dixon city was incorporated in the year 1878 and is today the hub for miles of grain alfalfa and dairy farming. Dixon also has a long history in the sheep industry and today hosts an annual sheep festival known as Lamb Town. Dixon also hosts the May Fair, which is the oldest state fair in California.

Dixon and nearby Attractions

  • Dixon City Park
  • Patwin Park
  • Jepson Prairie Reserve
  • Argyll Park
  • North West Park
  • Hall Park

Things To Do In Dixon

There are numeros things to do for the people staying in Dixon, California. The city is full of lovely parks which make for ideal places to hang out with friends and family members. The parks regularly organize a variety of programs for adults as well as kids. The city is dotted with various good restaurants and cafes that serve mouthwatering traditional and continental delicacies. There are also many shopping arcades in the city.

Dixon Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport that serves the city of Dixon.

Dixon Higher Education

The city is served by the University Of California-Davis.


Total Population 18,718
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,380
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,062
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,090
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,059


Median Family Income $71,994
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 13.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,175
Median House Value $264,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 11.1%

Dixon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Davis, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of Sacramento, California
County Solano
Standard Zip Codes 95620
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.445
Longitude -121.822

Dixon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 56 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19 inches
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 60 to 96 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 58 to 96 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dixon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Liberty Farms (95620)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davis 66,093 $110,692
Fairfield 107,983 $75,091
Vacaville 93,994 $85,931
West Sacramento 49,946 $62,905
Winters 6,843 $67,422
Woodland 56,390 $66,901

Dixon Public Libraries

Dixon Unified School District Library
230 N. FIRST ST.
Dixon, California
(707) 678-5447

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Dixon High Schools

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455 EAST A ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

275 EAST C ST.
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 108 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31.8

A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.

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