Vallejo, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

In 2010, the population of Vallejo, California was 117,798. It is projected to increase by another 1.2% in the next five years. This city is home to almost 39,300 households, with an average size of 2.9 people. The community is ethnically diverse, with about 20% Hispanic and 30% White residents. In addition, there were 533 institutionalized residents.

Vallejo is located in Solano County, California. The city is in the north Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, near the San Pablo Bay. It is home to the California Maritime Academy, the Touro University California, and the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. In addition, the city is known for its arts community.

Vallejo had a relatively prosperous past, with a large naval shipyard providing thousands of jobs. The median income for Vallejo residents was comparable to that of San Francisco. However, the naval shipyard shut down in the mid-nineties, reducing its revenue significantly. Eventually, the city became increasingly poorer and less white. Despite this, the police union was able to identify and fund candidates who were sympathetic to the city's interests.

Although English is the dominant language in Vallejo, other important languages are Spanish and Tagalog.