Dixon is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 19,390 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dixon is the 323rd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Dixon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dixon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dixon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dixon who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (9.00%), and management occupations (7.21%).
In terms of college education, Dixon is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.88% of adults 25 and older in Dixon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dixon in 2010 was $26,501, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,004 for a family of four. However, Dixon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dixon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dixon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dixon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dixon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dixon include German, European, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dixon's cultural character, accounting for 16.90% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dixon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.