Solano County, California
Solano County is a county located in the U. S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 413,344; the county seat is Fairfield. Solano County comprises the Vallejo–Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. Solano County is the northeastern county in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region. A portion of the South Campus at the University of California, Davis is in Solano County. Solano County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. At the request of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the county was named for Chief Solano of the Suisun people, a Native American tribe of the region and Vallejo's close ally. Chief Solano at one time led the tribes between the Sacramento River; the chief was called Sem-Yeto, which signifies "brave or fierce hand." The Chief was given the Spanish name Francisco Solano during baptism at the Catholic Mission, is named after the Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Francisco Solano.
"Solano" is a common surname in the north of Spain in Navarra, Zaragoza and La Rioja. Travis Air Force Base is located just east of Fairfield. Solano County is the easternmost county of the North Bay; as such, it is sometimes reported by news agencies as being in the East Bay. Additionally, a portion of the county extends into the Sacramento Valley, geographically. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles, of which 822 square miles is land and 84 square miles is water. Solano County has several inactive cinnabar mines including the Hastings Mine and St. John's Mine, both of which are subject to ongoing mercury monitoring; these mines were worked in the first half of the twentieth century. Solano County has a number of rare and endangered species including the beetle Elaphrus viridis, the wildflower Lasthenia conjugens known as Contra Costa goldfields and the annual plant Legenere limosa or False Venus' looking glass. Contra Costa County, California - south Sonoma County, California - west Napa County, California - west Yolo County, California - north Sacramento County, California - east San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge Solano County is served by several transit agencies: SolTrans, formed as a merger between these two existing transit agencies: Vallejo Transit, which used to operate the Baylink Ferry to San Francisco Benicia Breeze San Francisco Bay Ferry, with a terminal in Vallejo Fairfield and Suisun Transit Vacaville City Coach Rio Vista Delta BreezeEach agency interconnects with each other, enabling transit trips throughout the county.
Service connects with BART stations in Contra Costa County. Transit links are provided to Napa and Sacramento counties as well. Greyhound and Amtrak provide long-distance intercity service. General aviation airports in Solano County which are open to the public are the Nut Tree Airport and Rio Vista Municipal Airport; the following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense. A 2014 analysis by The Atlantic found Solano County to be the 5th most racially diverse county in the United States, behind Aleutians West Census Area and Aleutians East Borough in Alaska, Queens County in New York, Alameda County in California; the 2010 United States Census reported that Solano County had a population of 413,344. The racial makeup of Solano County was 210,751 White, 60,750 African American, 3,212 Native American, 60,473 Asian, 3,564 Pacific Islander, 43,236 from other races, 31,358 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99,356 persons.
At 52,641 Filipinos in the County making up 12% of the population, Solano County has the largest percentage Filipino population of any County in all of the United States. As of the census of 2000, there were 394,542 people, 130,403 households, 97,411 families residing in the county; the population density was 476 people per square mile. There were 134,513 housing units at an average density of 162 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 56.4% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 12.8% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 8.0% from other races, 6.4% from two or more races. 17.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 8.5% were of German, 6.4% Irish and 6.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 75.7 % spoke 12.1 % Spanish and 6.6 % Tagalog as their first language. There were 130,403 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.3% were non-families.
19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males. The median income for a household in the county was $54,099, the median income for a family was $60,597. Males had a median income of $41,787 versus $31,916 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,731. About 6.1% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. The Government of Solano County is defined and authorized under the California Constitution and
Vacaville is a city located in Solano County in Northern California. Sitting 35 miles from Sacramento and 55 miles from San Francisco, it is part of the San Francisco Bay Area but considered, at least by some agencies, to be part of the Sacramento Valley; as of the 2010 census, Vacaville had a population of 92,428, making it the third largest city in Solano County. The city was laid out on land deeded by Manuel Cabeza Vaca to William McDaniel in August 1850, its original plot was recorded on December 13, 1851. 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. There are a number of rare and endangered species in the Vacaville area. Endangered plants which have occurred in the vernal pool areas in and around Vacaville include Legenre limosa, Plagiobothrys hystriculus, Downingia humilis, Contra Costa Goldfields, Showy Indian clover. To this day Trifolium amoenum can still be found in Lagoon Valley Regional Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.6 square miles. 99.26 % of the area is 0.74 % is water. Excluding the Putah South Canal and minor local creeks, the only significant body of water within the city is the 105-acre Lagoon Valley Lake; the unincorporated communities of Allendale and Elmira are considered to be part of "greater" Vacaville. The city includes three hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital and the Vacaville Medical Center a hospital and trauma center; the city includes several historic buildings and places including Peña Adobe, Will H. Buck House, Pleasants Ranch, Vacaville Town Hall. Vacaville has a typical Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters. Characteristic of inland California, summers can get quite hot. Autumns are warm in the early part but cool down as the wet season approaches. Winters can be cool, foggy, but are mild compared to other regions. Spring is a rather pleasant season with mild temperatures and not so much rain.
The greater majority of precipitation falls in the autumn and spring months with little to none in summer. According to National Weather Service records, average January temperatures in Vacaville are a maximum of 55.4 °F and a minimum of 36.7 °F. Average July temperatures are a maximum of 95.2 °F and a minimum of 56.1 °F. There are an average of 87.7 days with highs of higher. There are lower; the record high temperature was 116 °F on July 23, 2006. The record low temperature was 14 °F on December 26, 1924. Average annual precipitation is 24.55 inches. There are an average of 57 days with measurable precipitation; the wettest year was 1983 with 48.90 inches and the driest year was 2012 with 5 inches. The most precipitation in one month was 19.83 inches in January 1916. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 6.10 inches on February 27, 1940. Snowfall is rare in Vacaville, but light measurable amounts have occurred, including 2.2 inches in January 1907 and 2.0 inches in December 1988. The 2010 United States Census reported that Vacaville had a population of 92,428.
The population density was 3,233.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Vacaville was 61,301 White, 9,510 African American, 846 Native American, 5,606 Asian, 532 Pacific Islander, 8,136 from other races, 6,497 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21,121 persons; the Census reported that 91.3% of the population lived in households and 8.6% were institutionalized. There were 31,092 households, out of which 11,747 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 16,347 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4,068 had a female householder with no husband present, 1,686 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,892 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 208 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 7,053 households were made up of individuals and 2,689 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71. There were 22,101 families; the population was spread out with 21,511 people under the age of 18, 8,963 people aged 18 to 24, 26,269 people aged 25 to 44, 26,016 people aged 45 to 64, 9,669 people who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.1 males. There were 32,814 housing units at an average density of 1,148.0 per square mile, of which 63.4% were owner-occupied and 36.6% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%. 59.0% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 32.3% lived in rental housing units. As of the 2000 census there were 88,625 people residing in the city; the population density was 1,263.6/km². There were 28,696 housing units at an average density of 409.1/km². The racial makeup of the city was 72.11% White, 10.02% African American, 0.97% Native American, 4.18% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 6.74% from other races, 5.53% from two or more
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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Information science is a field concerned with the analysis, classification, storage, movement and protection of information. Practitioners within and outside the field study application and usage of knowledge in organizations along with the interaction between people and any existing information systems with the aim of creating, improving, or understanding information systems. Information science is associated with computer science and technology. However, information science incorporates aspects of diverse fields such as archival science, cognitive science, law, museology, mathematics, public policy, social sciences. Information science focuses on understanding problems from the perspective of the stakeholders involved and applying information and other technologies as needed. In other words, it tackles systemic problems first rather than individual pieces of technology within that system. In this respect, one can see information science as a response to technological determinism, the belief that technology "develops by its own laws, that it realizes its own potential, limited only by the material resources available and the creativity of its developers.
It must therefore be regarded as an autonomous system controlling and permeating all other subsystems of society."Many universities have entire colleges, departments or schools devoted to the study of information science, while numerous information-science scholars work in disciplines such as communication, computer science and sociology. Several institutions have formed an I-School Caucus, but numerous others besides these have comprehensive information foci. Within information science, current issues as of 2013 include: human–computer interaction groupware the semantic web value-sensitive design iterative design processes the ways people generate and find information The first known usage of the term "information science" was in 1955. An early definition of Information science states: "Information science is that discipline that investigates the properties and behavior of information, the forces governing the flow of information, the means of processing information for optimum accessibility and usability.
It is concerned with that body of knowledge relating to the origination, organization, retrieval, transmission and utilization of information. This includes the investigation of information representations in both natural and artificial systems, the use of codes for efficient message transmission, the study of information processing devices and techniques such as computers and their programming systems, it is an interdisciplinary science derived from and related to such fields as mathematics, linguistics, computer technology, operations research, the graphic arts, communications and other similar fields. It has both a pure science component, which inquires into the subject without regard to its application, an applied science component, which develops services and products.". Some authors use informatics as a synonym for information science; this is true when related to the concept developed by A. I. Mikhailov and other Soviet authors in the mid-1960s; the Mikhailov school saw informatics as a discipline related to the study of scientific information.
Informatics is difficult to define because of the evolving and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Definitions reliant on the nature of the tools used for deriving meaningful information from data are emerging in Informatics academic programs. Regional differences and international terminology complicate the problem; some people note that much of what is called "Informatics" today was once called "Information Science" – at least in fields such as Medical Informatics. For example, when library scientists began to use the phrase "Information Science" to refer to their work, the term "informatics" emerged: in the United States as a response by computer scientists to distinguish their work from that of library science in Britain as a term for a science of information that studies natural, as well as artificial or engineered, information-processing systemsAnother term discussed as a synonym for "information studies" is "information systems". Brian Campbell Vickery's Information Systems places information systems within IS.
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Rio Vista, California
Rio Vista is a city located in the eastern end of Solano County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area—either in the East Bay or the North Bay, depending on what definition is used—on the Sacramento River, in the Sacramento River Delta region. The population was 7,360 at the 2010 census. Rio Vista is 60 miles northeast of San Francisco, on the Sacramento River in the Sacramento River Delta. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles, of which, 6.7 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it is water. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rio Vista has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps; the present location of Rio Vista is several miles south of the original settlement. Colonel Nathan H. Davis founded "Brazos del Rio" near the entrance of Cache Slough at the Sacramento River, on the Rancho Los Ulpinos Mexican land grant, in 1858; the settlement was renamed "Rio Vista" before a flood in 1862 that resulted in the town moving to its present location on higher ground.
The city's name combines the Spanish words for "river" and "view." Post authorities established office in 1858. The community was incorporated as Rio Vista on December 30, 1893; the newspaper of record there is the River News-Herald and Isleton Journal, established in 1890. From 1911 through 1992 Rio Vista was home to Rio Vista; the facility was established as a base for river control activities by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. During the 1950s it was used by the U. S. Army Transportation Corps to store and maintain harbor craft, during the 1960s and 1970s it was used to prepare amphibious vehicles for transportation to Vietnam and to train troops in their use. In 1980 it was transferred to the U. S. Army Reserve and in 1992 it was closed due to a BRAC decision; the town hosts a United States Coast Guard station, established in 1963. Rio Vista was visited by a lost humpback whale in 1985, despite being 60 miles upriver from the Pacific Ocean; the young whale, nicknamed "Humphrey", attracted throngs of curiosity seekers before he was guided back to sea by rescuers.
Again in May 2007, humpbacks were sighted in Rio Vista. "Delta" and "Dawn," mother and calf, stopped at least twice in the river near the town. The 2010 United States Census reported that Rio Vista had a population of 7,360; the population density was 1,037.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Rio Vista was 6,003 White, 372 African American, 53 Native American, 359 Asian, 15 Pacific Islander, 288 from other races, 270 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 914 persons; the Census reported. There were 3,454 households, out of which 626 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,846 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 255 had a female householder with no husband present, 139 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 146 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 24 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,045 households were made up of individuals and 605 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13.
There were 2,240 families. The population was spread out with 1,145 people under the age of 18, 349 people aged 18 to 24, 1,089 people aged 25 to 44, 2,400 people aged 45 to 64, 2,377 people who were 65 years of age or older; the median age was 57.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males. There were 3,890 housing units at an average density of 548.3 per square mile, of which 77.7% were owner-occupied and 22.3% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%. 75.1% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 24.9% lived in rental housing units. As of 2007, there were 7,876 people, 1,881 households, 1,286 families residing in the city; the population is predicted to be 22,000 by 2020. The population density was 676.9 people per square mile. There were 1,974 housing units at an average density of 292.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.34% White, 1.18% African American, 0.92% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.09% from other races, 3.85% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.42% of the population. There were 1,881 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $44,534, the median income for a family was $52,007. Males had a median income of $43,458 versus $28,665 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,627. About 6.6% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those un
Fairfield is a city in, the county seat of, Solano County, California, in the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento 40 miles from the city center of both cities 40 miles from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles from Napa Valley, 16 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut, it is the headquarters of Jelly Belly. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is smaller in population than Vallejo. Other nearby cities include Suisun City, Rio Vista and Napa. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.6 square miles, of which, 34.4 square miles of it is land and 3.2 square miles of it is water. The total area is 5.65% water. The city is located within the California Coastal Ranges; the city is centered directly north of northeast of the San Pablo Bay.
Much of the Suisun Bay contains the Suisun Marsh, the largest saltwater marsh on the west coast of the United States. The city includes NorthBay Medical Center, a 132-bed advanced medical facility that features a level II Trauma Center. According to the City of Fairfield website, Native Americans, such as those from the Ion culture, settled in the Rockville and Green Valley areas. Artifacts that have been found from some of the earliest human inhabitants of the Fairfield area are dated to be around five to six thousand years old, making them some of the oldest Native American settlements in Northern California; the first European contact came in 1810 when the Spanish army was ordered to attack the Suisun Indians. In 1835 the Mexican General Vallejo was so magnanimous in victory over the Indian Chief Sem Yeto that the chief became his ally in conflicts against other tribes. In 1837 the Indian Chief Solano received the Rancho Suisun Mexican land grant; this grant came into the hands of a clipper ship captain from Fairfield, Connecticut named Robert H. Waterman.
He not only parceled out the town in 1856, but in a commercially shrewd move, entered Fairfield in the race for Solano County seat in 1858, won it from Benicia. As an inducement he granted 16 acres of land for the construction of county buildings. In 1903 Fairfield was incorporated as a city; the 2010 United States Census reported that Fairfield had a population of 105,321. The population density was 2,798.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Fairfield was 48,407 White, 16,586 African American, 869 Native American, 15,700 Asian, 1,149 Pacific Islander, 13,301 from other races, 9,309 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28,789 persons; the Census reported that 102,832 people lived in households, 1,221 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 1,268 were institutionalized. There were 34,484 households, out of which 14,725 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 18,461 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5,203 had a female householder with no husband present, 2,179 had a male householder with no wife present.
There were 2,052 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 237 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 6,802 households were made up of individuals and 2,500 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98. There were 25,843 families; the population was spread out with 28,499 people under the age of 18, 11,246 people aged 18 to 24, 28,917 people aged 25 to 44, 25,884 people aged 45 to 64, 10,775 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males. There were 37,184 housing units at an average density of 988.0 per square mile, of which 20,835 were owner-occupied, 13,649 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%. 61,652 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 41,180 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there are 96,178 people, 30,870 households, 24,016 families residing in the city.
The population density is 986.3/km². There are 31,792 housing units at an average density of 326.0/km². The racial makeup of the city is 56.21% White, 15.02% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 10.89% Asian, 0.93% Pacific Islander, 8.77% from other races, 7.41% from two or more races. 18.77 % of the population are Latino of any race. There are 30,870 households out of which 43.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, 22.2% are non-families. 17.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.5% have someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.98 and the average family size is 3.33. In the city, the population is sp
Dixon is a city in northern Solano County, United States, located 23 miles from the state capital, Sacramento. The population was 18,351 at the 2010 census. Other nearby cities include Vacaville and Davis; the first semi-permanent European settlement to develop in the Dixon area emerged during the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century. During this time, the community of Silveyville was founded as a halfway point between the Pacific coast and the rich gold fields of Sacramento—along a route traveled by miners. In 1868, Central Pacific railroad missed Silveyville by a few miles; as a result, local leaders decided to physically relocate Silveyville closer to the tracks in order to enjoy the benefits of commerce and travel. One of the first buildings that still stands in Dixon from the 1871 move is the Dixon Methodist Church located at 209 N. Jefferson Street; the city was named "Dicksonville" after Thomas Dickson who donated 10 acres of his land for the construction of a railroad depot following the completion of the tracks and subsequent relocation of Silveyville to the now-Dixon area.
However, when the first rail shipment of merchandise arrived from San Francisco in 1872, it was mistakenly addressed to "Dixon"—a name, used since out of simplicity. Up to now, the urban landscape of the town can be seen to have developed in between the railroad tracks and Interstate-80; the current city council consists of Steven C. Bird, Scott Pederson, Jim Ernest, Devon Minnema. Pederson and Ernest were elected in 2018. Mayor Thom Bogue, as well as Bird and Minnema, were elected in 2016 and they will be up for reelection in 2020. Dixon is the home of the Gymboree Corporation's only Distribution Center, servicing all stores and customers around the world. Dixon is located at 38°26′57″N 121°49′37″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles, of which, 7.0 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The 2010 United States Census reported that Dixon had a population of 18,351; the population density was 2,587.7 people per square mile.
The racial makeup of Dixon was 13,023 White, 562 African American, 184 Native American, 671 Asian, 58 Pacific Islander, 2,838 from other races, 1,015 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7,426 persons; the Census reported. There were 5,856 households, out of which 2,773 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,550 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 790 had a female householder with no husband present, 339 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 327 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 26 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 867 households were made up of individuals and 301 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13. There were 4,679 families; the population was spread out with 5,349 people under the age of 18, 1,816 people aged 18 to 24, 5,026 people aged 25 to 44, 4,608 people aged 45 to 64, 1,552 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males. There were 6,172 housing units at an average density of 870.3 per square mile, of which 3,902 were owner-occupied, 1,954 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%. 12,149 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6,201 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 16,103 people, 5,073 households, 4,164 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,434.1 people per square mile. There were 5,172 housing units at an average density of 781.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 70.51% White, 1.93% Black or African American, 0.99% Native American, 3.11% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 17.87% from other races, 5.29% from two or more races. 33.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,073 households out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.9% were non-families.
13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.45. In the city, the population is concentrated among adults 25 to 44 and children under age 18. Only 8.5% of the population is aged 18 to 24. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $54,472, the median income for a family was $58,849. Males had a median income of $42,286 versus $30,378 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,139. About 5.2% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The Jackson Fay Brown House and the Dixon Carnegie library are on the National Register of Historic Places; as of 2014, Dixon residents Matt and Mark Cooley, owners of Cool Patch Pumpkins, hold the Guinness World Record fo