Solano County, CA

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2022 Population
450,995
0.0968% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.779% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9%
1.56% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$97,037
8.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$549,100
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
212,158
0.0033% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Solano County, CA had a population of 451k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $97,037. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Solano County, CA declined from 451,432 to 450,995, a −0.0968% decrease and its median household income grew from $89,648 to $97,037, a 8.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Solano County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (35.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.9%), White (Hispanic) (10.5%), and Other (Hispanic) (10.4%).

None of the households in Solano County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.1% of the residents in Solano County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Solano County, CA are Solano Community College (1,723 degrees awarded in 2022), Touro University California (470 degrees), and California State University Maritime Academy (232 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Solano County, CA was $549,100, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Solano County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Solano County, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Solano County, CA is home to a population of 451k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.6% of Solano County, CA residents were born outside of the country (88.6k people).

In 2022, there were 2.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Solano County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 58.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2022 Citizenship
92%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.1% of Solano County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Solano County, CA was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Solano County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    160k ± 556
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    69k ± 1.5k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    58.4k ± 1.26k
28%
Hispanic Population
126k people

In 2022, there were 2.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Solano County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 58.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28% of the people in Solano County, CA are hispanic (126k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Solano County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
88.6k people
19.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
89.1k people

As of 2022, 19.6% of Solano County, CA residents (88.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Solano County, CA was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,202 ± 601
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,564 ± 760
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,582 ± 596

Solano County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Solano County, CA employs 212k people. The largest industries in Solano County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,263 people), Retail Trade (24,202 people), and Manufacturing (18,174 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($116,250), Utilities ($103,125), and Public Administration ($82,481).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

212k
2022 Value
± 3,727
0.0033%
1 Year growth
± 2.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Solano County, CA grew at a rate of 0.0033%, from 212k employees to 212k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Solano County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,046 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,534 people), and Management Occupations (19,538 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Solano County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

212k
2022 Value
± 3,727
0.0033%
1 Year growth
± 2.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Solano County, CA grew at a rate of 0.0033%, from 212k employees to 212k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Solano County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,263 people), Retail Trade (24,202 people), and Manufacturing (18,174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Solano County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Solano County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,374
Median earning men ± $1,397
$45,254
Median earning women ± $1,198

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($95,011), Information ($77,063), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,595).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,730), Construction ($61,750), and Information ($61,641).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,045
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,588
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,370
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Solano County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Solano County, CA awarded 2,891 degrees. The student population of Solano County, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,973 male students and 5,857 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Solano County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (814 and 28.2%), followed by White (773 and 26.8%), Asian (604 and 20.9%), and Black or African American (277 and 9.59%).

The largest universities in Solano County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Solano Community College (1,723 and 59.6%), Touro University California (470 and 16.3%), and California State University Maritime Academy (232 and 8.02%).

The most popular majors in Solano County, CA are Biological & Physical Sciences (345 and 11.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (314 and 10.9%), and Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (165 and 5.71%).

The median tuition cost in Solano County, CA for a public four year colleges is $3,423 for in-state students and $12,291 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Solano County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,830 (45.9% men and 54.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,830 students enrolled in Solano County, CA, 45.9% men and 54.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,431 records, of which 57% were women and 43% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 283 degrees awarded
  2. 150 degrees awarded
  3. 345 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Solano County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 283 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Solano County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,723 degrees awarded
  2. 470 degrees awarded
  3. 232 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Solano Community College with 1,723 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,153 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Solano County, CA, which is 0.663 times less than the 1,738 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 814 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 773 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,423) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($721) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,079) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Solano County, CA was $549,100 in 2022, which is 1.95 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $464,000 to $549,100, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Solano County, CA is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Solano County, CA have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Solano County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Solano County, CA is $97,037. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Solano County, CA was Census Tract 2501.06 with a value of $168,750, followed by Census Tract 2523.10 and Census Tract 2521.04, with respective values of $162,750 and $158,229.

In 2022, 21% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Solano County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.68%.

Property

$549,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,555
$97,692
Median Property Taxes
±$2,007

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Solano County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
72.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in Solano County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2501.06
  2. Census Tract 2523.10
  3. Census Tract 2521.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Solano County, CA was Census Tract 2501.06 with a value of $168,750, followed by Census Tract 2523.10 and Census Tract 2521.04, with respective values of $162,750 and $158,229.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Solano County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$97,037
Median Household Income
± $1,724
155k
Number of Households
± 3,052

In 2022, the median household income of the 155k households in Solano County, CA grew to $97,037 from the previous year's value of $89,648.

The following chart displays the households in Solano County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Solano County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.56%)

In 2022, 74.1% of workers in Solano County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (9.56%).

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Solano County, CA have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.74% of the workforce in Solano County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Solano County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Solano County, CA (39.7k out of 441k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Solano County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.8% of the children was living in poverty in Solano County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 476 in Solano County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 8.36 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Solano County, CA has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Solano County, CA see 1213 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.36% increase from the previous year (1185 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1042 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 240 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,213 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Solano County, CA

Primary care physicians in Solano County, CA see an average of 1,213 patients per year. This represents a 2.36% increase from the previous year (1,185 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Solano County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.87%
Uninsured
51.2%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Solano County, CA grew by 2.14% from 4.77% to 4.87%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.8 in Solano County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in Solano County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.01% in Solano County, CA.

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