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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Vallejo is a city in California with a population of 120,977. Vallejo is in Solano County. Living in Vallejo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vallejo there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Vallejo and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,406
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Vallejo 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
    449.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    112.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    273.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,354.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    935.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    737.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Vallejo

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,606
National
$55,322
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I was born and raised in Vallejo, CA. I grew up experiencing cultural and racial diversity in this city like no other. I have attended schools in Vallejo where I interacted with many supportive, uplifting academic staff. The teachers that I've had at Wardlaw Elementary were the most motivating preceptors. The musical talent that arose from Vallejo is also outstanding. We represent musical artists notoriously known as Mac Dre, H.E.R., E40, etc. Sure, there are certain neighborhoods in Vallejo that can be unsafe and dangerous, but that goes for many cities too. I have appreciated the community's efforts in building a better city by promoting racial inclusion and unity when it comes to fighting racial injustice. I love my city and most especially the people.
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Vallejo is destined for great things. Shedding its unfair image of a crime infested city, it is now absolutely on the rebound! Homes are being fixed up, business is booming, improvements are being made all the time. New business coming in, the old downtown is becoming 'gentrified', and the new prosperity is showing everywhere you turn. Home prices are booming but still (relatively) affordable for the Bay Area. Crime is down, cops are being hired. A new school Superintendent has great plans and vision (with many changes already implemented like; closed campus, increased security, etc,) to correct the school system. What has always been awesome about Vallejo is its weather and location - the best in the Bay Area! Booming artist community breathing new life in to downtown. Many residents are community involved and optimistic about the great changes we are experiencing. Lovely old homes and scenic hills. It's not perfect, but its promising and flourishing.
I live in a nice neighborhood, moved here August 2019 from San Francisco. I'm glad I was able to get my house last year as covid raised the housing cost and I was able to move my mom here. Overall I like living here. I'm 5 minutes away from the freeway, costco, target, safeway shopping centers. It's quiet in my neighborhood and I'm happy with that. I go to downtown Vallejo on the weekends for the farmers market and they have great selections. I can't say the same for the other neighborhoods but my experience has been great so far. Like every place there's a good and bad.