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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Vacaville is a town in California with a population of 97,943. Vacaville is in Solano County. Living in Vacaville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vacaville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Vacaville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Vacaville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,557
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Vacaville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    141.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    161.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,783.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Vacaville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,197
National
$55,322
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Vacaville Reviews

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It’s a pretty nice area but can be generally boring around here. The only things around here are the outlets and the downtown area. It is a nice place for me and my family and is remotely safe. Once again the outlets are quite nice and give people more to do in the area. There are many great places to eat yummy food. Anyways it’s a nice are for the family to settle down but for me, with different priorities, I wish for more interesting events and activities were around. I do believe there are many fun things to do in a town next to Vacaville though, Fairfield. So living on the area can actually be really entertaining and fun! Great place to live but wish there’s more to do here.
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Vacaville is a great place to live and raise your family. There are tons of apartment complexes and neighborhoods to choose from. It has a small town feel, with everything you could possibly want in a bigger city. The schools are great and it is safe! You will see Vacaville PD often patrolling neighborhoods and town street to ensure your safety. Houses are quite expensive, however the entire bay area has similar prices. There is excellent shopping with nearby outlet malls, restaurants and any store you may need. It is centrally located with easy access to surrounding destinations for a quick weekend trip. Napa, Sacramento, San Fransisco, and Lake Tahoe are just some of the close and convenient vacation destinations. I have lived in Vacaville for several years after living in several different states, and I can say it is overall the best city I have ever lived in.
Vacaville is a cute, community-focused town. I have lived here my entire life and have yet to be bored, between the outlets, the movie theatres, ice skating rinks, and the downtown area there is so much to do!