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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, California

Fairfield is the seat of Solano County. The city is located in the northern part of the state. It is about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco where it straddles Interstate 80.

Travis Air Force Base has been located here since 1942. An Anheuser-Busch brewery is located here as well. The brewery offers tours from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Tuesday through Saturday all year round. Tours are also provided on Monday during the summer from June through August.

Fairfield History

The history of Fairfield stretches back five to six thousand years. That is the age of artifacts of native people which have been excavated here. The first European contact came in 1810 when the Spanish army was ordered to attack the Suisin Indians. In 1835 the Mexican General Vallejo was so magnanimous in victory over the Indian Chief Sem Yeto that the chief later became his ally in conflicts against other tribes. In 1837 the Indian Chief Solano received a land grant from Mexico named Suisun Rancho. This grant eventually came into the hands of a clipper ship captain from Connecticut named Robert H. Waterman. He not only parceled out the town in 1856 but also, in a commercially shrewd move, arranged to have the county seat moved here in 1858 from Benicia. As an inducement he granted sixteen acres of land for the construction of county buildings. In 1903 Fairfield was incorporated as a city.

Fairfield Arts, Culture and Entertainment

This is a community which strives to enhance quality of life, especially that of young people. Organizations which are credited with this substantially volunteer effort are The Fairfield Youth Commission, the Community Services Department, partnerships with the private sector and The Community Services Foundation. Their accomplishments include:

  • The Place To Be Aft Rotary Skate Park.
  • Dances for teenagers.
  • The Assist-A-Grad Scholarships.
  • Recreational scholarships for low-income youth.

Culture is not ignored in the community's commitment to quality of life. The Fairfield Center for Creative Arts houses, sponsors or hosts the following:

  • The Performing Arts Series, featuring mainly musical soloists and groups, some internationally known, and many famous in the world of pop culture.
  • A series of events for children.
  • The Fairfield Center Gallery.
  • A Father/Daughter Dance.
  • The Veterans Day Parade.

Fairfield is the home of two prime public golf courses, Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano. Other outdoor recreational locations include:

  • Two "pocket parks", which are small, quiet and green spaces suitable for peaceful outings with children.
  • At least 20 neighborhood parks within walking distance of most homes, which contain playground equipment, benches, picnic amenities and some sports courts.
  • Four community parks containing areas for baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, horseshoes, roller sports, picnic facilities and restrooms
  • Four open spaces (two are open to the public) for hiking and wildlife viewing, comprising hundreds of acres.

Demographics

People

Total Population110,953
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+48,515
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,008
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,571

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,247
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,359
Median House Value$305,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.6%
German7.5%
Irish5.8%
English4.3%
Italian3.9%
African2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.2%
Scottish1%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Arab0.7%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Solano County
Standard Zip Codes94533, 94534, 94535
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.28
Approximate Longitude-122

Fairfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFAIRFIELD
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp56 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip23.4 inches
StationVACAVILLE
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 81 F
Annual Precip24.5 inches
StationNAPA STATE HOSPITAL
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip26.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
American Canyon20,334$92,833
Benicia27,780$113,218
Napa79,567$80,276
Suisun City29,045$75,631
Vacaville95,607$87,755
Vallejo119,644$65,494

Fairfield Public Libraries

Solano County Library
1150 KENTUCKY ST.
Fairfield, California
(707) 784-1500

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Fairfield Hospitals

North Bay Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1200 B. Gale Wilson Blvd.

Fairfield Public Schools

Anna Kyle Elementary
1600 Kidder Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Armijo High
824 Washington St.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 2378
Center Elementary
3101 Markeley Ln
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Cleo Gordon Elementary
1950 Dover Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Division Of Unaccompanied Children's Services (ducs)
2301 Pennsylvania Ave.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 13
Dover Bridge To Success
301 E. Alaska Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Other
Total Enrollment 74
E. Ruth Sheldon Academy Of Innovative Learning
1901 Woolner Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Fairfield High
205 E. Atlantic Ave.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 1385
Fairfield-suisun Elementary Community Day
1069 Meadowlark Dr.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 4
Fairview Elementary
830 First St.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Golden West Middle
2651 De Ronde Dr.
ZIP: 94533
Middle
Total Enrollment 828
Grange Middle
1975 Blossom Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Middle
Total Enrollment 1117
H. Glenn Richardson
1069 Meadowlark Dr.
ZIP: 94533
Other
Total Enrollment 44
Laurel Creek Elementary
2900 Gulf Dr.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 937
Matt Garcia Learning Center
1100 Civic Center Dr.
ZIP: 94533
Other
Total Enrollment 115
Public Safety Academy
230 Atlantic Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Other
Total Enrollment 581
Sem Yeto Continuation High
301 E. Alaska Ave.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 409
Solano County Community
Golden Hills Ed Ctr., 2460 Clay Bank Rd. (bldg. 1)
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 54
Solano County Rop
2460 Clay Bank Rd.
ZIP: 94533
High
Solano County Special Education
Golden Hills Ed Ctr., 2460 Clay Bank Rd., Bldg. 8
ZIP: 94533
Other
Total Enrollment 358
Solano Juvenile Detention Facility
740 Beck Ave.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 45
Tolenas Elementary
4500 Tolenas Rd.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Travis Community Day
2785 De Ronde Dr.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 12
Travis Education Center
2775 Deronde Dr.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 73
Travis Independent Study
2751 De Ronde Dr.
ZIP: 94533
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Vanden High
2951 Markeley Ln.
ZIP: 94533
High
Total Enrollment 1633
Weir Preparatory Academy
1975 Pennsylvania Ave.
ZIP: 94533
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Angelo Rodriguez High
5000 Red Top Rd.
ZIP: 94534
High
Total Enrollment 1841
B. Gale Wilson Elementary
3301 Cherry Hills Ct.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Cordelia Hills Elementary
4770 Canyon Hills Dr.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Green Valley Middle
1350 Gold Hill Rd.
ZIP: 94534
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
K. I. Jones Elementary
2001 Winston Dr.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Nelda Mundy Elementary
570 Vintage Valley Dr.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 887
Oakbrook Elementary
700 Oakbrook Dr.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Rolling Hills Elementary
2025 Fieldcrest Ave.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Suisun Valley Elementary
4985 Lambert Rd.
ZIP: 94534
Primary
Total Enrollment 511

Fairfield Private Schools

Calvary Baptist Christian School
600 Gregory Ln
ZIP: 94533
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
Community United Methodist Jr Kindergarten
1875 Fairfield Ave
ZIP: 94533
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Holy Spirit School
1050 N Texas St
ZIP: 94533
Elementary
Total Enrollment 346
Solano Christian Academy
2200 Fairfield Ave
ZIP: 94533
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
We R Family Christian School
1004 Utah St
ZIP: 94533
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Kindercare Learning Centers
1611 Woodcreek Dr
ZIP: 94534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Spectrum Center - Solano
720 Link Rd
ZIP: 94534
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Tutor Time Learning Center
3354 Cherry Hills Ct
ZIP: 94534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
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