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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Vallejo is a city in California with a population of 120,599. Vallejo is in Solano County. Living in Vallejo offers residents a 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
$295,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,301
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    450.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    76.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    319.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,001.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    966.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    794.8
    284
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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
    13%
  • 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
    38%
    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
$62,272
National
$55,322
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Vallejo Reviews

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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.
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I've lived in Vallejo for my entire life, I can say without a doubt I love this city. It may look all sketchy but it's really not. Vallejo is like a hidden gem. The more you drive around Vallejo the more you can find! There are many families runs businesses that are great. I love this city, my home will always be here.
I've lived in Vallejo for most of my life from k to post college adulthood and I've watched it go through so many changes. While I do think Vallejo has always had an unfair reputation, the school system definitely needs a lot of work. The problem with the school system (was better when I was in school), is the problem with most public schools nowadays though paired with lack of parent advocacy/support to hold themselves and schools more accountable. Outside of that there are so many exciting things happening and coming to Vallejo which were long overdue. Housing costs are still better than surrounding cities which is bringing in more professionals from other cities. Vallejo's location is great in that it's in the middle of places like the east bay and wine county.