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Overview

Introduction to Vacaville, California

Vacaville is a city located in Solano County, California, between Sacramento (33 miles to the northeast) and San Francisco (53 miles to the southwest). It is linked to both cities via Interstate Highway 80. The City was founded in 1852 by William McDaniel and was named after Juan Manuel Vaca, one of its earliest settlers. Incorporated in 1892, Vacaville has transformed itself over the years from a small agricultural community to a robust and progressive city which still retains a small town flavor due to the level of community involvement by its residents.

Rich in fertile farmland, the city was at one time a Pony Express stop and was home to many large farms and produce companies. Modern-day Vacaville is best known for its retail shopping, and also for its numerous community events throughout the year, including the annual Fiesta Days and Fourth of July celebrations, its 'Tribute to Seniors,' and free summer concerts at the downtown Creekwalk. Other nearby cities include Napa, Fairfield, Winters, Dixon and Suisun City.

Arts, Culture and Entertainment in the Vacaville Area

Vacaville's central location affords residents and visitors the opportunity to sample nearby beaches, Lake Tahoe and the Napa wine country. However, Vacaville itself offers a wide range of arts and entertainment options, including the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, Lagoon Valley Park (fishing, hiking, and sailing), the Creekwalk (located downtown), the Vacaville Art Gallery, the Solano Arts Gallery, the Vacaville Museum and the Solano Community Symphony.

Attractions in San Francisco and/or Sacramento are less than an hour's drive away. Some of the more popular are:

    • San Francisco area attractions:
      • Chinatown.
      • Alcatraz.
      • Cable Car Museum.
      • Golden Gate Bridge.
      • Fisherman's Wharf.
      • San Francisco Zoo.
      • Ghirardelli Square.
      • Ferry Building Marketplace.
    • Sacramento attractions:
      • California State Capitol.
      • Sacramento Zoo.
      • Sacramento Convention Center.
      • Crocker Art Museum.
      • Old Sacramento.
      • Discovery Museum.
      • California State Railroad Museum.

Sports fans have a choice too, as there are many professional teams located in both the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. Among these are the following:

      • Baseball:
        • Major League Baseball (MLB): Oakland Athletics (American League).
        • Major League Baseball (MLB): San Francisco Giants (National League).
        • Minor League Baseball (MiLB): Sacramento River Cats (AAA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics).
        • Minor League Baseball (MiLB): San Jose Giants (Single-A affiliate of the SF Giants).
      • Football:
        • National Football League (NFL): San Francisco 49'ers.
        • National Football League (NFL): Oakland Raiders.
        • Arena Football League (AFL): San Jose SaberCats.
      • Basketball:
        • Golden State Warriors (NBA).
        • Sacramento Kings (NBA).
        • Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA).
      • Hockey:
        • San Jose Sharks (NHL).
      • Soccer:
        • San Jose Earthquakes (MLS).
        • Sacramento Knights (World Indoor Soccer League).
      • Lacrosse:
        • San Francisco Dragons (MLL).

As an interesting side note, Vacaville was the former home of the Solano Steelheads of the now-defunct Western Baseball League.

Demographics

People

Total Population96,918
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+42,689
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.4%
Median Earnings25+$45,859
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,365

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,784
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,470
Median House Value$354,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.1%
German9.4%
Irish6.3%
English4.9%
Italian4.3%
African3.4%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Portuguese1.3%
Polish1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.7%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lithuanian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Arab0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Vacaville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Solano County
Standard Zip Codes95687, 95688
P.O. Box Zip Codes95696
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.35
Approximate Longitude-121.93

Vacaville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVACAVILLE
Distance3.2 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
StationLAKE SOLANO
Distance8.8 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
StationDAVIS 2 WSW EXP FARM
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp56 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 79 F
Annual Precip19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dixon19,488$73,935
Fairfield112,790$82,728
Napa79,722$87,967
Suisun City29,280$80,511
Winters7,059$81,968
Yountville2,978$115,536

Vacaville Hospitals

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Vacaville
(Non-profit)
1 Quality Drive
North Bay Vacavalley Hospital
(Proprietary)
1000 Nut Tree Road

Vacaville Public Schools

Cambridge Elementary
100 Cambridge Dr.
ZIP: 95687
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Cooper Elementary
750 Christine Dr.
ZIP: 95687
Primary
Total Enrollment 906
Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High
188-b Bella Vista Rd.
ZIP: 95687
High
Total Enrollment 459
Eugene Padan Elementary
200 Padan Sch Rd.
ZIP: 95687
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Fairmont Charter Elementary
1355 Marshall Rd.
ZIP: 95687
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Foxboro Elementary
600 Morning Glory Dr.
ZIP: 95687
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Jean Callison Elementary
6261 Vanden Rd.
ZIP: 95687
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Vaca Pena Middle
200 Keith Way
ZIP: 95687
Middle
Total Enrollment 871
Will C. Wood High
998 Marshall Rd.
ZIP: 95687
High
Total Enrollment 1695
Alamo Elementary
500 S. Orchard Ave.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Alternative Cooperative Education Charter
400 Hemlock St.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 121
Browns Valley Elementary
333 Wretham Dr.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 872
Country High
100-b Mcclellan St.
ZIP: 95688
High
Total Enrollment 174
Edwin Markham Elementary
101 Markham Ave.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 865
Hemlock Elementary
400 Hemlock St.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy
129 Elm St.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Orchard Elementary
805 N. Orchard Ave.
ZIP: 95688
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Vacaville High
100 Monte Vista Ave.
ZIP: 95688
High
Total Enrollment 2005
Willis Jepson Middle
580 Elder St.
ZIP: 95688
Middle
Total Enrollment 956

Vacaville Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
581 Peabody Rd
ZIP: 95687
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Notre Dame School
1781 Marshall Rd
ZIP: 95687
Elementary
Total Enrollment 312
Vacaville Christian Schools
1117 Davis St
ZIP: 95687
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 901
Faith Academy
490 Brown St
ZIP: 95688
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Vacaville Adventist School
4740 Allendale Rd
ZIP: 95688
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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