The County of Solano sits about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and consists of seven cities – Benicia , Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, and Vallejo – in addition to unincorporated areas. The City of Fairfield serves as the county seat. Two of the cities, Benicia and Vallejo, served as California’s State Capital in the early 1850s. Solano is one of the fastest-growing counties in the San Francisco Bay area.
The people of Solano County are predominantly white-collar workers (62%) Many folks commute to work in either the San Francisco Bay area or Sacramento, with 18% of the market spending 7+ hours commuting to and from work each week. The people of Solano are also well educated with 38% having some college education and 28% have a degree or higher. Millennials make up approx.. 26% of the total population.
As far as common experiences or demographics, the largest tapestry “lifemode” segments in the county are Family Landscapes (29,770 or 19.4% of households), Middle Ground (23,346 or 15.2% of households), and Affluent Estates (22,843 or 14.9% of households), according to Esri.
Solano County is also home to Travis Air Force Base which is located in the city limits of Fairfield and plays a vital role in the economy of Solano County. It is home to the 60th Air Mobility Wing, the largest air mobility organization in terms of personnel in the Air Force. Travis Air Force Base is the largest employer in the county and has a local economic impact to the County of more than a billion dollars annually.