dcsimg

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.

People

Total Population 94,795
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 40,879
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $45,143
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,450

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,441
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $1,382
Median House Value $291,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 8%

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

Vacaville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 30 miles SW of Sacramento, California
County Solano
Standard Zip Codes 95687, 95688
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95696
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.356
Longitude -121.986

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)

Station VACAVILLE
Distance 3.2 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
Station LAKE SOLANO
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 58 to 96 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Station DAVIS 2 WSW EXP FARM
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 56 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Allendale (95688)

Nut Tree (95696)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dixon 18,908 $75,162
Fairfield 109,468 $75,977
Napa 79,113 $76,108
Suisun City 28,867 $73,027
Winters 6,927 $66,474
Yountville 2,985 $96,500

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

Vacaville Hospitals

NORTHBAY VACAVALLEY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 NUT TREE ROAD
(707) 446-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Dedicated to helping students build bright futures through a powerful education
  • 50+ programs for bachelor & associate degrees, career diplomas, & certificates
  • 98% of graduates are satisfied with their Penn Foster studies
  • Pay tuition in full & save up to 25% or sign up for low monthly payments w/ 0% interest
  • Penn Foster is the perfect choice for flexible courses in many growing industries
Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Macro
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical
  • Master of Social Work

Why is Boston University ranked #39 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017? And what is the catalyst that prompts 33,106 students to call BU their home every semester? It's in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it. Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America's largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 33,000 students from 135 different countries. 

Programs
  • Visual Arts (BFA)
  • Web Design (C)
  • Fashion Retailing (D)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Dedicated career services team that helps students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary
  • Program Coordinators focus on improving program content and ensure that students have the resources they need
  • Over 50 locations nationwide
  • Join our next Open House on 10/21 (10/28 @ select locations)!
Programs
  • Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Veterinary Technology - Associates
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Massage Therapy/Therapist
  • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation teaching since 1979.
  • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
  • Has a successful job placement record— 86% of graduates get placed into work in massage therapy.
  • Provides massage therapist education with multiple methods to ensure every student learns the material.
  • Offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
camnpus icon
Petaluma
Request Info

Vacaville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WOOD (WILL C.) HIGH
998 MARSHALL ROAD
707-453-6900
Serves 2,110 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

VACAVILLE HIGH
100 MONTE VISTA AVE.
707-453-6065
Serves 2,055 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

BUCKINGHAM (ELISE P.) CHARTER
126 PEABODY ROAD
707-453-7300
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Magnet School.
Serves 301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

SPECIAL EDUCATION
1707 CALIFORNIA DR.
707-452-0295
A Special Education School
Serves 266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

COUNTRY HIGH (CONT.)
343 BROWN ST.
707-453-6215
A Non-traditional School
Serves 180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

TRAVIS COMMUNITY DAY
5011 VANDEN RD.
707-437-8265
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

Study Online in Vacaville
Additional Resources
Info for Vacaville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Vacaville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top