Introduction to Rio Vista, California

Rio Vista, California is 12 miles NE of Antioch, California and 31 miles S of Sacramento, California. It is in Solano county and part of the Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa metro area. 

Rio Vista History

Rio Vista was founded in 1857 by Colonel N. H. Davis. The area was named Rio Vista in 1860. During the floods of 1961, the city experienced a lot of damages and was forced to move from its original upstream location. The rebuilding of Rio Vista started in 1862 and was officially incorporated in 1893.

Rio Vista and Nearby Attractions

  • Delta Meadows River Park.
  • Solano County Sandy Beach Park.
  • Rio Vista Museum.
  • Fishing Pier Park.

Things To Do In Rio Vista

While staying at Rio Vista, you can enjoy boating and other water spots on the Sacramento River. You can also spend your leisure time visiting the city's historical sites. Rio Vista is home to a number of beautiful parks. Every October the city organizes the Rio Vista Bass Festival.

Rio Vista Transportation

Sacramento International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Rio Vista Higher Education

The Los Medanos College is close to the city.


Total Population 7,826
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 39.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,480
Age of the Population 60


% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $66,250
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 42 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,241
Median House Value $230,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.7%
Irish 12.6%

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

Rio Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Antioch, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles S of Sacramento, California
County Solano
Standard Zip Codes 94571
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.155
Longitude -121.69

Rio Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Station LODI
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 79 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antioch 107,501 $70,583
Brentwood 55,490 $105,398
Isleton 806 $35,250
Oakley 38,243 $90,625
Pittsburg 66,947 $66,430
Suisun City 28,867 $73,027

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

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Rio Vista High Schools

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Serves 411 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

A Non-traditional School
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 47

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