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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vallejo who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), sales jobs (10.32%), and management occupations (7.75%).

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.

Vallejo is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Vallejo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Vallejo is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Vallejo, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Vallejo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.53% of adults in Vallejo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vallejo in 2010 was $26,087, 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 $104,348 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 24.91% 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: 27.73%.

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