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.

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 (15.30%), sales jobs (9.78%), and management occupations (7.60%).

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.

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 33.31 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 percentage of people in Vallejo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.55% of adults in Vallejo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Vallejo in 2010 was $28,368, 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 $113,472 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 25.36% 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Vallejo's cultural character, accounting for 26.61% of the city’s population.

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