Vallejo, CA
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Vallejo is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 121,253 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Vallejo is the 49th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Vallejo 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, Vallejo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vallejo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vallejo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vallejo who work in office and administrative support (15.27%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (7.84%).

Also of interest is that Vallejo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Vallejo is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Vallejo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Vallejo use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Vallejo‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Vallejo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.49% of adults in Vallejo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vallejo in 2010 was $25,945, 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 $103,780 for a family of four. However, Vallejo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Vallejo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vallejo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vallejo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Vallejo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vallejo include Irish, English, Italian, and African.

Vallejo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.29%.

The most common language spoken in Vallejo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.