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 122,105 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.

Vallejo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vallejo is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vallejo who work in office and administrative support (15.46%), sales jobs (9.80%), and management occupations (7.46%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Vallejo, the average commute to work is 32.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 24.44% of adults in Vallejo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vallejo in 2010 was $26,828, 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 $107,312 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Vallejo, accounting for 24.67% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Vallejo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vallejo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

In addition, Vallejo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.39%).

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