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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Solano County is located in California with a population of 434,981. Living in Solano County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Solano County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Solano County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Solano County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$342,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,407
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Solano County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40
    40.7
  • Robbery
    161.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    822.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,456
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    448.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Solano County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,950
National
$55,322

Solano County Reviews

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Nice place, most cities are good expect for some, beautiful landscapes and good eateries and close proximities near two major cities which are San Fransisco and Sacramento. Good shopping areas and you have plenty of places to go to.
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Lots of homeless in downtown Fairfield, and all over Vallejo. There are very nice locations to go to but a lot of unsafe as well. Need to know the areas to stay out of.
The local bus system is quite bad and not at all convenient to use, especially when compared to other systems in nearby metro areas, such as MUNI or AC Transit. We do have busses that run connections to the local BART station, which allow connections to the international airport. There is also a local ferry that provides access to San Francisco dependably, although the prices are quite high for one round-trip ticket. It is better for those with a monthly pass. The local highways are often congested severely at commute hours, making it impossible to get anywhere in a timely manner, although at non-commute times it is easy enough to go places.