Demographics

Diverse, growing population. With seven cities and an urban-country-waterfront mix covering 906 square miles, it is not surprising to find diversity in Solano County. Each community has its own personality, from blue color to young professional, from small town to metro.

Most importantly for your business, we know that 107,000 residents commute out for jobs in the Bay Area and Sacramento. Their occupational fields reflect their wide-ranging talents — construction, manufacturing, health care and government are most dominant. These people were attracted to Solano’s lifestyle and lower cost of living, and they would be eager to work closer to home. It’s a built-in labor supply.

Our City Profiles describe your different options in greater detail, but here is a snapshot of who you will find in Solano County.

Population

Historic and Projected Population Estimates
2010 2016 2020*
394,538 438,256 460,306
Growth Rate 6.03%** 5.03%**
Source: California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, Population Estimates and Projections, July 2016 
*Projected 2020 population  ** Growth rates for 2010-2016 and 2016-2020

Race & Ethnicity

Racial and Ethnic Composition of Population
  % Distribution of Population
Race / Ethnic Origin Total Solano State U.S. 
American Indian or Alaska Native 7,869 1.9% 1.9% 1.7%
Asian 61,667 14.6% 13.3% 4.9%
Black or African American 57,919 13.7% 5.7% 12.2%
Hispanic or Latino 104,865 24.9% 38.2% 16.9%
Multi-race / Other 22,055 5.2% 2.7% 2.1%
Pacific Islander 7,368 1.7% 0.8% 0.4%
White 169,041 40.1% 39.2% 62.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014, Table DP05, July 2016

Age

Median Age of Population
Solano State U.S.
36.2 36.4 38
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014, Table DP05, July 2016

 

Age Distribution of Population
  % Distribution of Population
Age Group Total Solano State U.S. 
Under 18 years 101,535 22.9% 23.6% 22.9%
19-24 years 40,448 9.5% 10.0% 9.8%
25-34 years 54,914 14.0% 14.4% 13.3%
35-54 years 118,373 25.8% 26.6% 25.9%
55-74 years 77,224 22.0% 19.6% 21.5%
75 years and older 20,850 5.4% 5.5% 6.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014, Table DP05, July 2016

Educational Attainment

Educational Attainment of Population over 25 Years of Age
  % Distribution of Population
Years of School Completed Total Solano State U.S.
Less than High School 36,648 12.4% 18.4% 13.5%
High School 70,378 23.8% 20.8% 27.8%
Some College 88,854 30.0% 22.0% 21.1%
Associate’s Degree 27,194 9.2% 7.8% 8.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 49,704 16.8% 19.5% 18.3%
Graduate or Doctorate Degree 22,723 7.7% 11.4% 11.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014, Table S1501, July 2016

Income

Income Level
  Solano State U.S.
Per Capita 29,132 29,606 28,555
Median Household 67,341 61,489 53,482
Average Household 83,471 86,704 74,596
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014, Table DP03, July 2016

 

Household Income Distribution
  % Distribution of Population
Annual Income Total Solano State U.S.
Under $35,000 38,094 24.9% 29.0% 32.6%
$35,000 - $50,000 18,104 11.8% 12.0% 13.4%
$50,001 - $75,000 27,115 17.7% 16.3% 17.6%
$75,001 - $100,000 21,487 14.0% 11.9% 12.0%
Over $100,000 47,751 31.3% 21.9% 24.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014, Table DP03, July 2016