Vallejo, California

Vallejo: The second most populous city in Solano County, California. It is located on San Pablo Bay in the North Bay region of California. Vallejo is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum and the Vallejo Waterfront.


Vallejo is a city located in the county of Solano in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 115,942. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 120,747 inhabitants.

The city was created 172 years ago in 1850.

Vallejo is a waterfront city located in Solano County, California, situated on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay. With a population of over 121,000, it is the largest city in Solano County.


Vallejo was founded in 1851, named after General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, an early Californian statesman. It served as California’s first capital city from 1852-1853 before eventually moving to Sacramento.

The Mare Island Naval Shipyard opened in 1854, fueling Vallejo’s early development. It was a major naval base for over 100 years through wars and economic shifts.


Today the local economy is anchored by healthcare, retail, tourism, education, and manufacturing. Largest employers are Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

The city has a growing arts community and boasts popular waterfront destinations like the Vallejo Ferry Terminal and Mare Island Historic District.


Top attractions are the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Blue Rock Springs Park, Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, and Vallejo Farmer's Market.

Annual events include Vallejo Independent Music Festival, Peace Poetry festival, and Vallejo Waterfront Weekend. The city also has a growing dining scene and craft breweries.

With easy access to the Bay Area, growing arts and food culture, affordable housing, and improving urban core – Vallejo is elevating its unique assets and working to realize its full potential.

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Location of Vallejo on California map.

Quick Facts about Vallejo

Population : 120,747 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Solano County
Postal code : 94589–94592
Phone Area Codes : 707
Water as percent of area : 38.09%
Land as percent of area : 61.91%
Named for : Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
Altitude : 226 feet / 69 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1851 (172 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 00:57:18 (28th September 2023)
Population growth : 3.98% (2010-2020)
Weather : 56℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
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USA-Vallejo-City Hall and County Building-1
USA-Vallejo-City Hall and County Building-1 image


Vallejo is located at 38°6'15"N 122°15'24"W (38.1040900, -122.2566400).

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Vallejo forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. more

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The population of Vallejo increased by 3.98% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 115,942 - census
2011 116,709 0.66% estimation process
2012 117,599 0.76% estimation process
2013 118,550 0.8% estimation process
2014 119,602 0.88% estimation process
2015 120,477 0.73% estimation process
2016 120,949 0.39% estimation process
2017 121,546 0.49% estimation process
2018 121,677 0.11% estimation process
2019 121,692 0.01% estimation process
2020 120,747 -0.78% estimation process

Vallejo zip code is 94589. County name: Solano, County fips: 06095

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People born in Vallejo (105)

People born in Vallejo, including rapper from California E-40, swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, world record-holder Natalie Coughlin, movie actress Monique Alexander, .


  • April Bowlby (American actress) she was born in 30/07/1980
  • Aaron McCarthy (American basketball coach) he was born in 24/11/1961
  • Jeff Gordon (American racing driver) he was born in 04/08/1971
  • Albert Ghiorso (nuclear scientist) he was born in 15/07/1915
  • Baby Bash (American rapper) he was born in 18/10/1975
  • Johnny Otis (American singer, musician, composer, and record producer) he was born in 28/12/1921
  • CC Sabathia (American professional baseball player, pitcher) he was born in 21/07/1980
  • George Dixon (American rugby union player) he was born in 10/04/1901
  • Celly Cel (singer) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • B-Legit (American rapper) he was born in 13/01/1972
  • Joey Chestnut (American competitive eater and reality show contestant) he was born in 25/11/1983
  • Theodore Arlington Bell (American politician (1872-1922)) he was born in 25/07/1872
  • Tiny Gallon (American basketball player) he was born in 18/01/1991
  • Rufus Bowen (professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley) he was born in 23/02/1947
  • Bud Jamison (actor (1894-1944)) he was born in 15/02/1894
  • Bill Buckner (American baseball player) he was born in 14/12/1949
  • Bob McIntosh (artist (1916-2010)) he was born in 11/03/1916
  • Buddy Joe Hooker (American stunt performer) he was born in 30/05/1942

Schools in Vallejo

College & universities near Vallejo, CA

Code Name City ZIP
480000 Hinton Barber and Beauty College Vallejo (CA) 94590
459736 Touro University California Vallejo (CA) 94592
111188 California State University Maritime Academy Vallejo (CA) 94590-8181
481960 InterCoast Colleges-Fairfield Fairfield (CA) 94534
112826 Contra Costa College San Pablo (CA) 94806-3195

Stations (46)

Amtrak & bus stations near Vallejo, CA

Code Name Address Type
VAL Vallejo, California 4355 Sonoma Blvd. BUS
VMW Marine World (Seasonal), Vallejo, California Highway 37 and Fairgrounds Drive BUS
MTZ Martinez station 601 Marina Vista Ave. RAIL
RIC Richmond station 1700 Nevin Avenue RAIL
SUI Suisun–Fairfield station 177 Main Street RAIL

Post offices near Vallejo

Post Office Name City ZIP
A Station Vallej Post Office Vallejo (CA) 94590
Vallej Post Office Vallejo (CA) 94590
Springstown Post Office Vallejo (CA) 94591
American Canyon Post Office American Canyon (CA) 94503
Crock Post Office Crockett (CA) 94525

Other cities in Solano County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Solano County , CA.

City Name Population Title
Fairfield 117,580 Town in Connecticut, United States of America
Vacaville 101,332 The most populous city in Solano County, California.
Suisun 29,305 City in Solano County, California, United States
Benicia 27,988 City in Solano County, California, United States
Dixon 20,440 Place in Solano county, California, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Vallejo distances to largest California cities