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Overview

Introduction to Vallejo, California

Vallejo has twice been the capital of California. Once in 1852 for one week, and again in 1853 for one month. The city is named after a Mexican military officer, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Vallejo is a city of of nearly 120,000 people located in the Bay Area, near Mare Island, and on the Napa River. Vallejo is located on the southern tip of the Napa Valley, forty minutes north of San Francisco, thirty minutes north of Oakland, and twenty to thirty minutes south of Napa and Sonoma in California wine country.

Vallejo (Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa) was ranked ninth on Inc. magazine's 2004 "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" study in the "Medium Cities" category. Both large nearby large cities, Oakland and San Francisco, were ranked among the top fifteen "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted by Cranium, Inc. in 2004.

Vallejo experiences warm summers and cool winters. Average daily temperatures during the summer are in the upper eighties (degrees Fahrenheit), and winters are in the mid fifties to sixty (degrees Fahrenheit).

Vallejo Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Vallejo residents can easily take advantage of all of the arts and entertainment options of nearby Oakland, San Francisco, and wine country to the north. Some attractions of note in and around Vallejo include:

  • The Benicia Historical Museum
  • The Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • The Napa Valley Museum
  • The Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Six Flags Marine World
  • Travis Air Force Museum
  • The Vacaville Museum
  • The Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
  • The Vallejo Symphony Orchestra
  • The Western Railway Museum

For individuals whose interests turn to professional sports, the Bay Area is home to many professional sports teams, including:

  • The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • The San Francisco Dragons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
  • The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
  • The San Francisco Seals who play in the USL Premier Development League of the United Soccer League (USL).

People

Total Population 118,078
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 51,026
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 42.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.5%
Median Earnings25+ $37,857
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,949
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,832

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,543
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,208
Median House Value $222,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 4.8%

Vallejo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles N of Oakland, California
County Solano
Standard Zip Codes 94503, 94589, 94590, 94591, 94592
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.104
Longitude -122.255

Vallejo 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 9.7 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 NAPA STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 12.4 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
Station SONOMA
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 52 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 80 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mare Island (94592)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
American Canyon 20,089 $89,954
Benicia 27,450 $113,235
Hercules 24,596 $113,447
Martinez 36,876 $100,577
Pinole 18,754 $82,679
San Pablo 29,516 $47,666

Vallejo Hospitals

SUTTER SOLANO MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
300 HOSPITAL DR
(707) 554-5280
Emergency Service: Yes

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL VALLEJO
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
975 SERENO DR
(707) 651-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Vallejo High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

VALLEJO HIGH
840 NEBRASKA
707-556-8700
Serves 2,107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

HOGAN HIGH
850 ROSEWOOD ST.
707-556-8510
Serves 1,943 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

BETHEL (JESSE M.) HIGH
1800 ASCOT PARKWAY
707-556-5700
Serves 1,563 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

PEOPLES HIGH (CONT.)
233 HOBBS ST.
707-556-8670
A Non-traditional School
Serves 232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

MIT ACADEMY
2 POSITIVE PLACE
707-552-6482
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 205 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

VALLEJO COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
2635 NAPA STREET
707-334-5301
A Non-traditional School
Serves 62 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

EVEREST TMR
425 CORCORAN ST.
707-556-8440
A Special Education School

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Historic Vallejo

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U.S.S. Independence (Mare Island, Navy Yard) between 1890 and 1901
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