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Overview

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. Dixon is part of the surrounding Vallejo - Fairfield - Napa metro area.

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 numerous 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,488
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+9,001
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,043
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,392

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,935
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone13.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,243
Median House Value$331,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.8%
German9.2%
Irish7.1%
English5.8%
Italian4.4%
African2.3%
Portuguese1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Dixon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Solano County
Standard Zip Codes95620
Phone Area Codes530,707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.39
Approximate Longitude-121.81

Dixon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDAVIS 2 WSW EXP FARM
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp56 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 79 F
Annual Precip19 inches
StationWINTERS
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp60 to 96 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip22.8 inches
StationLAKE SOLANO
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp58 to 96 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Davis67,500$122,583
Fairfield112,790$82,728
Vacaville96,918$92,784
West Sacramento52,206$70,735
Winters7,059$81,968
Woodland58,324$70,365

Dixon Public Libraries

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

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Dixon Public Schools

Anderson (linford L.) Elementary
415 E. C St.
ZIP: 95620
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
C. A. Jacobs Intermediate
200 N. Lincoln St.
ZIP: 95620
Middle
Total Enrollment 545
Dixon Community Day
295 E. C St.
ZIP: 95620
High
Total Enrollment 12
Dixon High
555 College Way
ZIP: 95620
High
Total Enrollment 1161
Dixon Montessori Charter
355 N. Almond St.
ZIP: 95620
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Gretchen Higgins Elementary
1525 Pembroke Way
ZIP: 95620
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Maine Prairie High (continuation)
305 E. C St.
ZIP: 95620
High
Total Enrollment 76
Tremont Elementary
355 Pheasant Run Dr.
ZIP: 95620
Primary
Total Enrollment 598

Dixon Private Schools

Neighborhood Christian School
655 S 1st St Box C
ZIP: 95620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
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