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Encyclopedia > Dixon, California

Dixon is a city located 30 miles from Sacramento, California, in Solano County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,103. Other nearby cities include Vacaville, California, Winters, California and Davis, California. Image File history File links Dixon_City_Logo_CA.gif This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Vacaville, California is a city located in Solano County, California, between Sacramento and San Francisco. ... Winters is a city located in Yolo County, California. ... It has been suggested that Toad tunnel be merged into this article or section. ...



City was originally named Dickson after a citizen. A railroad incorrectly spelled it as "Dixon" in the 1800's and the new spelling has been used since. Dixon is also home to the May Fair, the longest running annual fair in the state of California. It is held at the Dixon Fairgrounds in May, with the four day event ending each year on Mother's Day.


Dixon is also the home of the Gymboree Corporation's only Distribution Center, servicing all stores and customers around the world.

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Geography

Location of Dixon, California

Dixon is located at 38°26'57" North, 121°49'37" West (38.449108, -121.826872)GR1. Image File history File links CAMap-doton-Dixon. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.3 km² (6.7 mi²). 17.1 km² (6.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.90% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 16,103 people, 5,073 households, and 4,164 families residing in the city. The population density is 939.2/km² (2,434.1/mi²). There are 5,172 housing units at an average density of 301.6/km² (781.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 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, and 5.29% from two or more races. 33.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,073 households out of which 47.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% are non-families. 13.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.17 and the average family size is 3.45. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $54,472, and the median income for a family is $58,849. Males have a median income of $42,286 versus $30,378 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,139. 8.1% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Interstate 80 passes through Dixon. its the best place to live INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # US-101 CA 1 I-5 CA 86 I-15 UT 120 UT 124 I-84 UT 168 I-25 WY 359 I-76 NE 102 I-29 IA 1A IA 4 I-35 IA 123 IA 137 I-74 IA 298 I-88 IL 4B...


The Union Pacific Railroad mainline between Oakland and Sacramento also passes through Dixon. This line was owned by Southern Pacific Railroad until its merger with Union Pacific on September 11, 1996. The track was constructed in 1868 by the California Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The California Pacific Railroad Company was incorporated in 1865 at San Francisco, California as the California Pacific Rail Road Company. ...


Amtrak Capitol Corridor also passes through Dixon over the UP mainline but the nearest station stops are at Davis and Fairfield/Suisun. Amtrak's California Zephyr and Coast Starlight also pass through Dixon. Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Capitol Corridor is a train route operated by Amtrak in California. ... The California Zephyr is a 2438-mile (3924 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... The Coast Starlight is a 1389-mile (2235 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak on the West Coast of the United States. ...


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Incorporated cities of Solano County, California
County seat Fairfield
Population over 100,000 Fairfield | Vallejo
Population less than 100,000 Benicia | Dixon | Rio Vista | Suisun City | Vacaville

 
 

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