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Benicia is a city in Solano County, in the Vallejo-Fairfield metro area.
The community was named after the wife of Gen. Mariano Vallejo, the last Mexican governor of California
The latitude of Benicia is 38.049N. The longitude is -122.157W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,941.
Military camels were housed here in 1863, after a short-lived (and ill-fated) experiment using them to haul equipment across rough terrain
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benicia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Solano County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Vallejo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94591 ZIP code.
14% of Benicia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benicia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benicia was $31,226, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Benicia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benicia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $815. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,703.
Libraries in Benicia include Benicia Public Library ... View libraries
Solano County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benicia political report.
The average commute time for Benicia workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Benicia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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