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Encyclopedia > Vacaville, California
City of Vacaville, California
Location in Solano County and the state of California
Location in Solano County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°21′14″N 121°58′22″W / 38.35389, -121.97278
Country United States
State California
County Solano
Incorporated 1892
Government
 - Mayor Len Augustine
 - Senate Michael Machado (D)
 - Assembly Lois Wolk (D)
 - U. S. Congress George Miller (D)
Area
 - Total 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km²)
 - Land 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 174 ft (53 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 88,625
 - Density 3,272.3/sq mi (1,263.4/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 95687, 95688, 95696
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-81554
GNIS feature ID 0277624
Website: http://www.cityofvacaville.com
Vaca Mountains during summer
Vaca Mountains during summer

Vacaville, California is located in Solano County, California, United States, between Sacramento and San Francisco. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,625. According to the Community Development Department of the City of Vacaville, the total population as of 2005 was 96,735. The city was founded in 1852 by William McDaniel and named after Juan Manuel Vaca, who had received a substantial land grant from Don Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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The city was a Pony Express stop and was home to many large produce companies and local farms which flourished due to the Vaca Valley's rich soil, including The Nut Tree. Today the city is known for its retail shopping and its annual Vacaville Fiesta Days and Onion Festival. Other nearby cities include Fairfield, Napa, Dixon, Suisun City and Winters. The University of California, Davis campus is located about 20 miles to the northeast. The unincorporated Allendale and Elmira are generally considered to be part of Vacaville. Frank E. Webner, pony express rider c. ... The Nut Tree was a roadside stop that operated from 1921 to 1996 in Vacaville, California on old U.S. Highway 40, between the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. ... The Welcome to Fairfield roadside sign Fairfield Courthouse Fairfield is a city located northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, USA. it is approximately 45 miles from both San Francisco and Sacramento. ... Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California. ... Dixon is a city located 30 miles from Sacramento, California, in Solano County. ... Suisun City (pronounced suh SOON) is a city located in Solano County, California. ... Winters is a city in Yolo County, California. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... Elmira is a census-designated place located in Solano County, California. ...


ZIP codes: 95687, 95688, 95696 (Nut Tree) Mr. ...

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Geography and environment

Vacaville is located at 38°21'14" North, 121°58'22" West (38.353810, -121.972683)[1]. No other source places the city at 38° 21' 44.17" North, 121° 57' 57.78" West (38.36227, -121.96605). There are a number of rare and endangered species in the Vacaville area. Endangered plants which have historically occurred in the vernal pool areas in and around Vacaville include Legenre limosa, Plagiobothrys hystriculus, Downingia humilis, Contra Costa Goldfields (Lasthenia conjugens), and Showy Indian clover (Trifolium amoenum).[2] However, Showy Indian clover is now thought to be extinct throughout Solano County. Rare species is an organism which is very uncommon or scarce. ... The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ... Binomial name Lasthenia conjugens Lasthenia conjugens, commonly known as Contra Costa goldfields, is an endangered species of wildflower endemic to a limited range within the state of California, USA.[1] Specifically this rare species occurs only in Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. ... Binomial name Trifolium amoenum Greene Trifolium amoenum, known by the common name Showy Indian clover is an endangered[1] annual herb that subsists in wetland areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and the California Coast Ranges. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 70.1 km² (27.1 mi²). Approximately 100% of the area is land. Excluding the Putah South Canal and minor local creeks, the only significant body of water within the city is the 105 acre Lagoon Valley Lake. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Butchers Creek, Omeo, Victoria A stream, brook, beck, burn or creek, is a body of water with a detectable current, confined within a bed and banks. ...


In the summer of 2003, a crop circle was discovered by a local pilot in a cornfield in the outskirts of Vacaville. This crop circle was discovered shortly after the crop circles in the nearby Fairfield/Rockville area. While the Fairfield/Rockville crop circles garnered international attention (Fairfield Daily Republic, Tim Fields, July 06, 2003), the Vacaville crop circles failed to generate much interest. A crop circle consisting of multiple circles. ...

Crop Circle Summer 2003
Crop Circle Summer 2003

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Demographics

As of the 2000 census[3], there are 88,625 people residing in the city. The population density is 1,263.6/km² (3,272.3/mi²). There are 28,696 housing units at an average density of 409.1/km² (1,059.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 72.11% White, 10.02% African American, 0.97% Native American, 4.18% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 6.74% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races. 17.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ...


Of the 28,105 households, 20,966 are families: 41.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% are married couples living together, 12.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% are non-families. 19.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.83 and the average family size is 3.24. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The median age is 34 years, and the age distribution of the population is rather spread out: 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who are 65 years of age or older. However, the sex ratio is higher than the national average. For every 100 females there are 118.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 124.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $57,667, and the median income for a family is $63,950. Males have a median income of $43,527 versus $31,748 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,557. 6.1% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.4% of those under the age of 18 and 4.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. [4] Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... 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 who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Industry

Vacaville is a growing biotechnology/pharmaceutical hub with facilities operated by Large Scale Biology Corporation, Genentech, ALZA Corporation, Novartis International AG, and Durect Corporation. The Solano Community College offers an associates degree in biotechnology. Genentech, Inc. ... ALZA Corporation ALZA Corporation is a pharmaceutical company founded in 1968 by Dr. Alejandro Zaffaroni. ...


Education

The city of Vacaville is served by two unified public school districts, a community college district, many private schools and colleges.


Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Vacaville Unified School District includes the following campuses:


Elementary Schools

  • Alamo Elementary
  • Alternative Education Program
  • Browns Valley Elementary
  • Cooper Elementary
  • Edwin Markham Elementary
  • Eugene Padan Elementary
  • Fairmont Elementary
  • Hemlock Elementary
  • Jean Callison Elementary
  • Orchard Elementary
  • Sierra Vista Elementary

Middle Schools

  • Vaca Pena Middle School
  • Willis Jepson Middle School

High Schools

Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, commonly referred to as BCMHS, is a charter school located in Vacaville, California. ...

Travis Unified School District

The Travis Unified School District campuses include:

  • Cambridge Elementary
  • Foxboro Elementary

Its campuses serving Vacaville secondary students are:

  • Golden West Middle School
  • Vanden High School
  • Travis Education Center

Private Schools

Private institutions with campuses in Vacaville are:

  • Bethany Lutheran Preschool and Elementary School
  • Faith Academy (independent)
  • Notre Dame Parochial School
  • Vacaville Adventist (Seventh-day Adventist)
  • Vacaville Christian Schools

Colleges and Universities

Solano Community College
Vacaville is served by the Solano Community College District. Solano Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Fairfield, Solano County, California (between San Francisco and Sacramento). ...


Other Colleges & Universities

  • California Maritime Academy
  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chapman University
  • The University of Phoenix

Trivia

  • Vacaville has the highest per capita concentration of electric cars in the world, giving it the nickname "Voltageville".[2]
  • Actor Jon Voight filmed The All American Boy in Vacaville.

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Famous residents

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References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Environmental Assessment for the Green Tree Assessment District, Earth Metrics Inc Report 7690, City of Vacaville, March, 1989
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ [1]
  1. ^  Part of the Travis Unified School District

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External links

  • City of Vacaville
  • Vacaville Conference and Visitor's Center
  • VacavilleCentral.com - Vacaville's Online Community
  • The Reporter - Vacaville Newspaper
  • Nut Tree
  • Historic Downtown Vacaville
  • Bethany Lutheran School
  • Vacaville Junior Bulldogs Youth Football and Cheerleading
  • CBS Vaca Mountain Web Cam
  • Vacaville Photo Gallery
  • Vacaville, California is at coordinates 38°21′14″N 121°58′22″W / 38.353810, -121.972683 (Vacaville, California)Coordinates: 38°21′14″N 121°58′22″W / 38.353810, -121.972683 (Vacaville, California)

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