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Vacaville, CA Community Information

Vacaville, California is located in northern Solano County, midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. The City of Vacaville, incorporated in 1892 and currently comprising just under 27 square miles, has a beautiful setting bordered by rolling hillsides, fruit orchards and fertile farmland. The city was a Pony Express stop and was home to many large produce companies and local farms which flourished due to the Vaca Valley's rich soil, including The Nut Tree.  The City's rich  history has transformed the community from a small agricultural town into a thriving and progressive city; now a diverse population of 96,735 residents call Vacaville home. While the City’s population history and demographics (information provided by Census 2000) show its rapid growth, Vacaville remains a “small town at heart,” whose residents pride themselves on the high level of community involvement.

With Vacaville’s central location, residents can “day trip” to beaches, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa wine country. However, they need not look further than Vacaville for a wide range of arts and entertainment opportunities, including the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Lagoon Valley Park provides the opportunity to fish, hike, and sail in a scenic, natural setting. Other options include enjoying the downtown with a stroll along the beautiful Creekwalk, catching a movie, or hitting the ice at the skating center. Residents and visitors enjoy an expanding choice of restaurants in the revitalized, historic downtown, and some of the best shopping in the area with a thriving retail district along Interstate 80 that includes one of the largest factory outlet complexes in California.

  Vacaville's Creekwalk Plaza is home to a many community events, including fairs, July 4th fireworks, a holiday tree-lighting, and the Fiesta Days festival.  The City of Vacaville hosts the Summer Concert Series every Friday evening from May to September. Hundreds of residents meet at the Creekwalk to join in the food and drink, and to enjoy musical entertainers.

The racial makeup of the city is 72.11% Caucasian, 10.02% African American, 0.97% Native American, 4.18% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 6.74% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races. 17.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.  The median income for a family in the city is $63,950. 

With an elevation ranging from 90 to 300 feet, Vacaville enjoys warm summers and mild winters, with an average summer high of 94º and an average winter low of 36º. Annual rainfall averages 17.39 inches.

Vacaville is a growing biotechnology/pharmaceutical hub with facilities operated by Large Scale Biology Corporation, Genentech, ALZA Corporation, Novartis International AG, and Durect Corporation. The Solano Community College offers an associates degree in biotechnology.


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