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Benicia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Benicia had a population of 27,810 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Benicia is located at latitude 38.0691 and longitude -122.1512 in Solano County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benicia (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.93 sq. miles and a water area of 2.79 sq. miles. Solano County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Benicia (GNIS ID: 2409833) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Benicia is located within Vallejo CCD of Solano County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benicia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benicia: Benecia, Francisca.

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Benicia, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,810
Daytime Population: Workers 13,481
Daytime Population: Residents 13,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 27,788
Population in Familes 23,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 2,151
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $93,008
Average Household Income $121,085
Per Capita Income $47,964


Total Housing Units 11,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,600 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,441 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $517,952
Average Home Value $551,451


Total Households 11,041
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,646
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.66%
Households 0.45% 0.66%
Families 0.42% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Benicia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benicia to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 278 82nd
Population Density # 582 62nd
Diversity Index # 793 48th
Median Household Income # 228 85th
Per Capita Income # 245 84th

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