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 123,564 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.
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 34.89 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Vallejo is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, a ferryboat helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Vallejo area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of people in Vallejo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.45% of adults in Vallejo have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Vallejo in 2018 was $36,695, 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 $146,780 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Vallejo, accounting for 28.82% 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
Vallejo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.03%.
The most common language spoken in Vallejo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.