Solano County, California
Solano County is the easternmost county of the North Bay
As such, it is sometimes reported by news agencies as being in the East Bay
Additionally, a portion of the county extends into the Sacramento Valley
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of 906 square miles (2,350 km2
), of which 822 square miles (2,130 km2
) is land and 84 square miles (220 km2
) (9.3%) is water.
Flora and fauna
National protected area
Solano County is served by several transit agencies:
Each agency interconnects with each other, enabling transit trips throughout the county. Service also connects with BART
stations in Contra Costa County. Transit links are provided to Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties as well.
The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.
Cities by population and crime rates
Places by population, race, and income
The 2010 United States Census
reported that Solano County had a population of 413,344. The racial makeup
of Solano County was 210,751 (51.0%) White, 60,750 (14.7%) African American, 3,212 (0.8%) Native American, 60,473 (14.6%) Asian, 3,564 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 43,236 (10.5%) from other races, and 31,358 (7.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99,356 persons (24.0%).
At 52,641 Filipinos in the county making up 12% of the population, Solano County has the largest percentage Filipino population of any county in the United States.
At the 2000 census
there were 394,542 people, 130,403 households, and 97,411 families in the county. The population density was 476 people per square mile (184/km2
). There were 134,513 housing units at an average density of 162 per square mile (63/km2
). The racial makeup
of the county was 56.4% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 12.8% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 8.0% from other races, and 6.4% from two or more races. 17.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 8.5% were of German
, 6.4% Irish
and 6.0% English
ancestry according to Census 2000
. 75.7% spoke English
, 12.1% Spanish
and 6.6% Tagalog
as their first language.
Of the 130,403 households 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 19.6% of households were one person and 6.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33.
The age distribution was 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.
The median household income was $54,099 and the median family income was $60,597. Males had a median income of $41,787 versus $31,916 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,731. About 6.1% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politics
The Government of Solano County
is defined and authorized under the California Constitution
as a general law county
. The County government provides countywide services such as elections and voter registration, law enforcement, jails, vital records, property records, tax collection, public health, and social services. In addition the County serves as the local government for all unincorporated areas.
- Erin Hannigan, District 1, Vice-Chairwoman
- Monica Brown, District 2
- Jim Spering, District 3
- John Vasquez, District 4, Chairman
- Skip Thomson, District 5
Voter registration statistics
Cities by population and voter registration
Presidential election results
Solano County voteby party in presidential elections
On November 4, 2008, Solano County voted 55.82% in favor of Proposition 8
, which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages. It was the only Bay Area county to approve the initiative.
In the 2008 presidential election
that day, Barack Obama
carried the county by a 28.5% margin over John McCain
, a larger margin than statewide (24%).
According to the California Secretary of State
, as of February 10, 2019, Solano County has 236,028 registered voters. Of those, 106,452 (45.1%) are registered Democrats, 50,006 (21.2%) are registered Republicans
, and 66,558 (28.2%) have declined to state
a political party.
Democrats hold voter-registration advantages in all incorporated cities and towns in Solano County. However, Republicans lead in registration in the unincorporated communities of the county (40%-35%), making Solano the only county in the Bay Area
where Republicans out-number Democrats in unincorporated communities. The Democrats' largest registration advantage in Solano is in the city of Vallejo
, wherein there are only 8,242 Republicans (14.6%) out of 56,313 total voters compared to 33,753 Democrats (59.9%) and 12,157 voters who have declined to state a political party (21.6%).
Other unincorporated communities
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census
of Solano County.
† county seat
In 1985 Humphrey the humpback whale
strayed off his migration route and ended up in Shag Slough north of Rio Vista. Rescuers from the Marine Mammal Center and other volunteers dismantled a county bridge before being able to turn him around in the narrow slough.
- ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.
- ^ Other = Some other race + Two or more races
- ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native
- ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
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