Solano County

Solano County, California

675 Texas St Suite 1900
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 784-7485
Fax: (707) 784-6311

In N central CA, NE of San Francisco; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Saint Francis Solano and for Sem-yeto, a chief of the Soscol and Suisun Indians, who had accepted the Christian name of the saint at his baptism

Area (sq mi):: 906.67 (land 829.19; water 77.48) Population per square mile: 496.40
Population 2005: 411,593 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 15.90% Population 2000: 394,542 (White 49.20%; Black or African American 14.90%; Hispanic or Latino 17.60%; Asian 12.70%; Other 16.00%). Foreign born: 16.90%. Median age: 33.90
Income 2000: per capita $21,731; median household $54,099; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,576-$30,259
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 31.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fairfield County seat (103,949)
  • Vacaville (94,303)
  • Suisun City (26,945)
  • Benicia (26,828)
  • Dixon (16,710)

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    Headquartered in Solano County, California, First Northern Bank is an independent community bank that serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, and Contra Costa Counties, as well as the west slope of El Dorado County.
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