Profile for Vallejo, California, CA
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Vallejo is a city in Solano County.
The community was named after Gen. Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
The latitude of Vallejo is 38.104N. The longitude is -122.255W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 119,708.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Vallejo demographic reports
Vallejo is on San Pablo Bay at the mouth of the Napa River
Site of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, established by the Navy in 1854. During World War II, employment peaked at 46,000. The yard closed in 1996
Public transportation: Vallejo Municipal Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 997. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 8.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Sphere"
· 2007 movie, "Zodiac"
· 2004 movie, "50 First Dates"
· 1996 movie, "Jack"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jeff Gordon, race car driver
· Natalie Coughlin, Olympic gold medallist (swimming)
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Solano County Fair - July 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vallejo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Vallejo attractions: Six Flags Marine World
Historic sites and museums: Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Colleges and universities:
California Maritime Academy
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Ancestry & family history
6% of Vallejo residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vallejo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vallejo was $20,415, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Vallejo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Vallejo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $691. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,380.
Libraries in Vallejo include John F. Kennedy Library, Springstowne Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Vallejo include Vallejo Times-Herald
TV stations in Vallejo include KFSF.
Solano County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vallejo political report.
The average commute time for Vallejo workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vallejo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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