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Vacaville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Vacaville had a population of 100,642 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Vacaville is located at latitude 38.3566 and longitude -121.9877 in Solano County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vacaville encompass a land area of 28.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Solano County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 174 feet.

The City of Vacaville (GNIS ID: 2412139) 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 Vacaville is located within Vacaville CCD of Solano County.


Vacaville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 100,642 (100%)
Population in Households 93,288 (92.7%)
Population in Families 77,883 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,354 ( 7.3%)
Population Density 3,444
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $91,490
Average Household Income $114,767
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $39,065
Wealth Index5 137


Total HU (Housing Units) 35,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,036 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,160 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,473 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $438,479
Average Home Value $476,197
Housing Affordability Index3 119


Total Households 34,196
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 24,316
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.83% 0.68%
Households 0.93% 0.69%
Families 0.94% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
Owner Occupied HU   0.94%


Vacaville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vacaville to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 75 95th
Population Density # 395 74th
Median Household Income # 356 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 1108 73rd
Per Capita Income # 528 65th
Diversity Index # 528 65th

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