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Encyclopedia > Solano County, California

Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and is one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. As of 2000 its population was 394,542. The county seat is Fairfield. Overview map of California with county highlighted File links The following pages link to this file: Solano County, California Categories: California county locator maps | GFDL images ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Fairfield, Court House, California Fairfield is a city located in Northern California, USA, near San Francisco and Sacramento. ...

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History

Solano County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The county derives its name indirectly from that of the Franciscan missionary, Father Francisco Solano, whose name was given in baptism to the chief of one of the Native American tribes of the region. Before receiving the name Solano, the chief was called Sem-yeto, which signifies "brave or fierce hand." At the request of General Mariano Vallejo, the county was named for Chief Solano, who at one time ruled over most of the land and tribes between the Petaluma Creek and the Sacramento River. The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Native Americans in the United States (also known as Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States and their descendants in... Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (7 July 1808 - 12 January 1890) was born at Monterey, California, entered the Monterey Presidial Academy in 1823. ... A spring at the Sacramento River headwater The Sacramento River is the longest river in the state of California. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,348 km² (907 mi²). 2,148 km² (829 mi²) of it is land and 201 km² (77 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.55% 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 census2 of 2000, there were 394,542 people, 130,403 households, and 97,411 families residing in the county. The population density was 184/km² (476/mi²). There were 134,513 housing units at an average density of 63/km² (162/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 56.37% White, 14.91% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 12.75% Asian, 0.78% Pacific Islander, 8.01% from other races, and 6.39% from two or more races. 17.64% of the population were 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 130,403 households out of which 39.90% had 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 present, and 25.30% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In 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, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $54,099, and 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. 8.30% of the population and 6.10% of families were below the poverty line. 10.30% of those under the age of 18 and 6.30% of those 65 and older were 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. ...


Politics

Presidential elections results
Year GOP Dems
2004 41.9% 62,301 62.3% 85,096
2000 39.2% 51,604 57.0% 75,116
1996 34.7% 40,742 55.1% 64,644
1992 29.4% 38,883 48.7% 64,320
1988 47.4% 50,314 51.2% 54,344
1984 54.5% 51,678 44.3% 41,982
1980 50.7% 40,919 38.4% 30,952
1976 42.4% 26,136 54.6% 33,682
1972 54.0% 31,314 42.7% 24,766
1968 34.7% 17,683 53.5% 27,271
1964 30.4% 15,263 69.5% 34,930
1960 40.9% 18,751 58.8% 26,977

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Cities and towns

Fairfield, Court House, California
Fairfield, Court House, California

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x579, 174 KB) Description: Fairfield CourtHouse, California File links The following pages link to this file: Fairfield, California Solano County, California ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x579, 174 KB) Description: Fairfield CourtHouse, California File links The following pages link to this file: Fairfield, California Solano County, California ... Benicia is a city located in Solano County, California. ... Dixon is a city located 30 miles from Sacramento, California, in Solano County. ... Fairfield, Court House, California Fairfield is a city located in Northern California, USA, near San Francisco and Sacramento. ... Rio Vista is a city located in Solano County, California. ... Suisun City (pronounced suh SOON) is a city located in Solano County, California. ... Vacaville, California is a city located in Solano County, California, between Sacramento and San Francisco. ... Vallejo is a city located in Solano County, California. ...

Unincorporated (Census-designated Place)

Elmira is a census-designated place located in Solano County, California. ... Green Valley is a census-designated place located in Solano County, California. ...

See also

  • List of school districts in Solano County, California

List of school districts in Solano County, California Benicia Unified School District (website) Dixon Unified School District (website) Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (website) Travis Unified School District (website) Vacaville Unified School District (website) Vallejo City Unified School District (website) See also Lists of school districts in California by county...

External links

  • Solano County official website
  • Solano County Library website


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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Capital Sacramento
Regions Antelope Valley | Big Sur | Central Valley | Central Coast | Channel Islands | Coachella Valley | Conejo Valley | Death Valley | Eastern California | Emerald Triangle | Gold Country | Greater Los Angeles | Imperial Valley | Inland Empire | Mojave | Northern California | North San Diego County | Owens Valley | Palm Springs Area | Pomona Valley | The Peninsula | Redwood Empire | Sacramento Valley | San Fernando Valley | San Francisco Bay Area | San Gabriel Valley | Santa Clara Valley | Santa Clarita Valley | San Joaquin Valley | Shasta Cascade | Sierra Nevada | Silicon Valley | Southern California | Wine Country
Metropolitan areas Bakersfield | Chico | Fresno | Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale | Modesto | Napa | Oakland-Fremont-Hayward | Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura | Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario | Sacramento-Roseville | Salinas | San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos | San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City | San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara | San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles | Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine | Santa Barbara-Santa Maria | Santa Cruz-Watsonville | Santa Rosa-Petaluma | Stockton | Vallejo-Fairfield | Visalia-Porterville | Yuba City
Counties Alameda | Alpine | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Colusa | Contra Costa | Del Norte | El Dorado | Fresno | Glenn | Humboldt | Imperial | Inyo | Kern | Kings | Lake | Lassen | Los Angeles | Madera | Marin | Mariposa | Mendocino | Merced | Modoc | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Nevada | Orange | Placer | Plumas | Riverside | Sacramento | San Benito | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Joaquin | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Shasta | Sierra | Siskiyou | Solano | Sonoma | Stanislaus | Sutter | Tehama | Trinity | Tulare | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo | Yuba

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Solano County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (499 words)
Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and is one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties.
Solano County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.
The county derives its name indirectly from that of the Franciscan missionary, Father Francisco Solano, whose name was given in baptism to the chief of one of the Native American tribes of the region.
Solano County (California Job Journal) (814 words)
Thanks to leading-edge research at UC Davis, Solano County is becoming a Mecca for firms attempting to genetically alter seeds to enhance plants, according to Mary McCarthy, president of SEDCORP, the Solano Economic Development Corporation.
County supervisors recently extended ag preserve legislation for 10 to 20 years that calls for all urban growth to be centered in the county's main cities.
Drawn by the county's relatively affordable housing, population is expected to grow countywide from 383,000 in '95 to 540,400 in 2020.
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