Introduction to Suisun City, California

Suisun City, California, in Solano county, is less than a mile S of Fairfield, California and 32 miles NE of Oakland, California. The city is part of the Vallejo - Fairfield - Napa metropolitan statistical area (MSA). 

Suisun City History

Suisun City was founded in the 1850s. The location of Suisun City made it the center for commerce and transportation during the Gold Rush. The Transcontinental Railroad connected to Suisun City, and thus the expanding regions reached across the nation in 1869. The city experienced rapid growth in the 1960s and 1970s.

Suisun City and Nearby Attractions

  • Mankas Corner.
  • Travis Air Museum.
  • Harbor Conservatory Theater.
  • Solano College Theatre.
  • Dorothy Herger Gallery.
  • Glashoff Gallery.

Things To Do In Suisun City

Suisun City is full of recreation options for the residents and those coming to the city. Grizzly Island Wildlife Area is a great place for activities like hiking, hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. Places like Lake Solano Park and Rockville Hills Park are great for camping, swimming, fishing, boat rentals, picnicking and much more.

Suisun City Transportation

Oakland International airport is the nearest airport to Suisun City.

Suisun City Higher Education

The city is served by Solano County Community College District.


Total Population 28,867
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,264
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,605
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,121


Median Family Income $73,027
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%


People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,549
Median House Value $229,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 4.5%

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

Suisun City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles S of Fairfield, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Solano
Standard Zip Codes 94534, 94585
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.238
Longitude -122.039

Suisun City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.5 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
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 81 F
Annual Precip 24.5 inches
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
American Canyon 20,271 $85,685
Benicia 27,657 $111,446
Fairfield 109,468 $75,977
Napa 79,113 $76,108
Vacaville 94,795 $85,441
Vallejo 118,995 $65,160

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

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