Solano County, California

Solano County is a county located in the center of the state of California, United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is in Fairfield.


The County is located approximately in the middle between San Francisco and Sacramento and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area ( Bay of San Francisco). It is bordered clockwise to the counties: Yolo County, Sacramento County, Contra Costa County, Sonoma County and Napa County.


Solano County was one of the first established counties in California. It was created in 1850 around the same time the state was founded.

The name of the county comes from the Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Francisco Solano, a result whose name was passed at the baptism of a local Indian chief on this. Before he was named Solano, the chief was called Sem- Yeto, which stands for " brave " or "courageous hand." At the request of General Mariano Vallejo, the county was named after the chief Solano, who once ruled over the land and the tribes between the Petaluma Creek and the Sacramento River. " Solano " is a common surname in northern Spain, especially in Navarra, Zaragoza and La Rioja.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census of 2000, there were 394 542 people in Solano County. There were 130 403 households and 97 411 families. The population density was 184 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 56.37 % White, 14.91 % African American, 0.79 % Native American, 12.75 % Asian, 0.78% Pacific Islander residents from the and 8.01% from other races groups; 6.39% were descended from two or more races. 17.64 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 130 403 households out of which 39.90 % have children under the age of 18 living with them. 55.70 % were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband. 25.30 % were non-families. 19.60% of all households and 6.50% had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread out with 28.30 % under the age of 18, 9.20 % from 18 to 24, 31.30 % from 25 to 44 years, 21.70% between 45 and 64 years and 9.50% were 65 years old or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household was $ 54,099, and the median income for a family was $ 60,597. Males have a median income of $ 41,787, women $ 31,916. The per capita income was $ 21,731. 8.30% percent of the population and 6.10% of families are below the poverty line. 10.30% of those under age 18 and 6.30% were 65 years or older.


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  • Fairfield
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  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo