The City's residents are well educated, as an estimated 24% have college or graduate degrees, and another 36% have attended college and/or received two-year associate degrees.
The community is ethnically and racially diverse — Hispanics comprise 20% of the local population; 30% are White; 22% are Black; 25% are Asian; and 3% are of mixed or other heritage.
Median age in the City is 36.8 years. There are almost 39,300 households in Vallejo, at an average size of 2.9 persons. Sixty-two percent of households own their own home; the remaining 38% are renters.
Average household income in 2010 is projected at $77,239 for the City of Vallejo. The average household income is projected to change over the next five years to $85,734.
Vallejo is located at the northeastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Region, in rapidly growing Solano County. The City is within easy commute distance of major employment centers such as San Francisco, Oakland-Berkeley, as well as Walnut Creek/Concord and the Tri-Valley area, and within acceptable commute range of the State Capitol in Sacramento.
Vallejo is well connected to the region via State Highways (29 and 37), as well as Interstate Highways 80 and 780. The Vallejo Bay Link Ferry provides high-speed catamaran service between San Francisco and Vallejo for approximately 2,000 commuters/ day, making the trip in less than one hour. Rail freight service is provided by Union Pacific. Vallejo Transit provides bus connections to nearby Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations and across-town service.
Air transportation choices within fifteen miles include private plane facilities at Napa County Airport and Buchanan Field in Concord. Commercial airports within 50 miles include Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento International airports. The nearby Ports of Oakland, Richmond, Sacramento, and San Francisco provide additional shipping opportunities for Vallejo businesses.
Government Services & Taxes
The City's Economic Development Division, working in conjunction with the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, can readily provide businesses, developers, and real estate professionals with necessary site location assistance, permit process guidance, and other information regarding development opportunities and programs located within the City of Vallejo.