- County in California
grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Public Schoolsgrade B minus
- Housinggrade D minus
- Nightlifegrade A minus
- Good for Familiesgrade B
- Diversitygrade A+
- Jobsgrade C+
- Weathergrade A
- Cost of Livinggrade D minus
- Health & Fitnessgrade A
- Outdoor Activitiesgrade A
- Commutegrade B minus
Solano County is located in California with a population of 444,538. In Solano County, 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.
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Solano County Rankings
Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.
Crime & Safety
- Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
- Assault262.7national 282.7
- Murder6.8national 6.1
- Rape40national 40.7
- Robbery161.5national 135.5
- Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
- Burglary822.1national 500.1
- Theft1,456national 2,042.8
- Motor Vehicle Theft448.6national 284
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
- <10 years12%
- 10-17 years10%
- 18-24 years9%
- 25-34 years15%
- 35-44 years13%
- 45-54 years13%
- 55-64 years13%
- 65+ years16%
- Master's degree or higher9%national 13%
- Bachelor's degree18%national 20%
- Some college or associate's degree38%national 29%
- High school diploma or equivalent24%national 27%
- Less than high school diploma11%national 11%
Working in Solano County
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Top Public Schools Serving Solano County
Top Private Schools Near Solano County
- grade A
St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School
- Rating 3.98 out of 5 133 reviews
- grade A minus
Vacaville Christian Schools
- Rating 3.88 out of 5 80 reviews
- grade B+
North Hills Christian School
- Rating 4 out of 5 10 reviews
- grade A+
The Academy of 21st Century Learning
- Rating 5 out of 5 9 reviews
- grade C+
Fairfield Christian School
- Rating 4 out of 5 1 review
Solano County Reviews
Rating 3.22 out of 5 23 reviews
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Solano county is a great place to live. It’s is very diverse and has very kind and social people. There’s also annually events such as fair and contest, which are found for all ages. It’s a great location to be because it close to Sacramento and the Bay Area. It’s also not to far away from Tahoe or Reno. The weather is perfect in fall and spring, hot in the summer and low 60’s to 50’s in the winter. Solano county also has a lot of great schools with awesome sports programs. A large amount of solan teams are know to be annually playoff contenders.
I have been living in Solano County for the past 18 years. I have grown up here and gone to the nearby schools. I would say that this county has good school districts. However, I do live in a fairly small city, so going anywhere for dinner or for fun does take a commute. There are a lot of nice things around here if you are up for the drive, about an hour or so. There have been quite a few break-ins and kidnappings that I have heard about but nothing too crazy. The city I live in is nice if you like peace and quiet, everyone is just doing there own thing. This is a developing area, they have been doing a lot of construction. They have built numerous new homes here in the past couple of decades, and even a new fire station. I would recommend this county for a family, not so much if you are living alone. I would think if you are living alone you go out a lot, and there is not a lot to do nearby. However, for families this is a great area to live in overall, in my opinion at least.
Solano County is a nice place to live and visit. There are several things to do in the day. Not much to do at night but San Francisco and Sacramento are both pretty close. I wish there were more activities for the youth and programs for low-income families. For the most part, I feel pretty safe here. I enjoy the diversity in the community, food variety, multicultural events and there are opportunities for employment that vary depending on your field of interests.