Vallejo is the largest city in Solano County and a community rich in diversity and amenities. It is home to three higher education institutions, two outstanding regional hospitals, vibrant historic districts, and bay waterfront.
Vallejo has a vibrant cultural arts scene, including the Empress Theatre, Symphony, art galleries, museums and numerous cultural festivals. Vallejo provides ample recreational activities, including golf, a marina, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Vallejo also enjoys reasonably-priced residential neighborhoods within an easy commute to regional job centers.
Vallejo is a hub of economic activity with ample opportunities for investment and numerous projects launching in the coming months. Vallejo has a growing skilled employment base and an exceptionally desirable climate. Two High-Speed Ferry terminals offer daily service to San Francisco in approximately 50 minutes. Visit the City of Vallejo Economic Development page here.
- City Population (2021): 117,846
- Median Household Income (2019) $69,405
Educational Attainment (2019)
- HS diploma: 25.5%
- Some College or Associate: 36.8%
- Bachelor's: 18.7%
- Graduate or Professional: 7.1%
- Median Housing Prices (2021): $502,139
Vallejo Quick Facts
|City Population (Jan 2018)||119,252|
|Median Household Income (2017)||$62,272||$67,169||$57,652|
|Educational Attainment, age 25 & over (2017)|
|Some College or Associate||37.6%||29.3%||29.1%|
|Graduate or Professional||6.7%||12.2%||11.8%|
|Median Housing Prices (2019)||$422,100||$548,100||$225,300|
City Population Est.: California Dept. of Finance, Demographic Research Unit. Report E-1, Income (Median): U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Educational Attainment, age 25 & over: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Median Home Value (2016):
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Theme park
- 4th of July Parade and Festival - one of the oldest parades in the state (148 yr)
- The Historic Empress Theater - built in 1911
- Northern California Pirate Festival – Piratical-themed family entertainment
- Mad Hatter Holiday Festival – Parade, tree lighting, boat parade
- Former Mare Island Shipyard – First naval shipyard on West Coast
- Waterfront Weekend – Every first weekend in October
- Former State Capitol – Twice in the 1850’s
- Touro University – Graduate school focusing on Health Sciences, Public Health, Education
- Vallejo Symphony – Founded in 1931
- California State University Maritime Academy – Only maritime academy on the West Coast
Economic Development Director
Mare Island – Located on the Napa River and the San Francisco Bay, Mare Island provides a rich historical context by serving as a naval shipyard for 150 years until 1996. Currently, Mare Island provides an integrated community, developed through a unique public/private partnership between the City of Vallejo and Lennar Mare Island, LLC which will result in the construction of 1400 homes and over 7 million square feet of non-residential development. The vision of the island, offering a diverse collection of commercial, industrial, maritime and residential opportunities, is a vital new place where people can work, live and play. Amenities include a high-speed commuter ferry terminal with direct access to downtown San Francisco, and over 500 acres of open space popular with hikers and birders. Learn more here.
Waterfront – The 52-acre Waterfront Project is currently planned for mixed-use, residential and office development, combined with open space amenities. Located adjacent to the main Vallejo Ferry terminal, the Waterfront Project will bring 24/7 activity and a pedestrian-friendly environment to the waterfront, making this new neighborhood an exciting destination for local residents and regional visitors. Learn more here.
Craft Beverage Industry – Vallejo is quickly becoming a hub for the craft beverage industry of Northern California with a number of distilleries, wineries, and breweries slated to open in 2017. With ample capacity for production facilities, tasting rooms, and food service, Vallejo offers a unique opportunity for producers to promote their goods and services and connect with clients and the community.
Manufacturing & Industrial – Advanced manufacturing and related industries are included as Vallejo’s prioritized large industry clusters with a diverse set of businesses that are engaged in the design, development, fabrication, assembly, refurbishing, logistics, and distribution of a variety of products. This cluster also incorporates a number of clean technology and environmental services companies, maritime-related businesses, metal and construction materials manufacturing, and heavy civil engineering construction.
Commercial & Residential development projects – After an ambitious three-year comprehensive planning effort, the City adopted its new Propel Vallejo General Plan 2040 and Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan in Summer 2017, followed by the adoption of a new Development Code in 2018. The plans are bold new visions capitalizing on the City’s waterfront setting and historic neighborhoods, and envision vibrant mixed-use corridors, walkable neighborhoods, and jobs-focused employment centers. Learn more here.
|Kindred Motorworks||Auto market|
|Alstom||Refurbishes and repair trains|
|Mare Island Dry Dock||Ship repair|
|Mare Island Brewing||Craft beverage|
|Vino Godfather||Wine tasting|
|Liled’s Candy Kitchen||In-store made ice cream and chocolates|
|Ghiringhelli’s Specialty Foods||Specialty foods for private label customers|
|Expedition Imports||Custom build off-road vehicles|
|Earthquake Protection Systems||Seismic isolation bearing manufacturer|
|Lippincott Supply||Bolts and nuts manufacturer|
|XKT Engineering||Steel fabricator|
|Western Dovetail Inc.||Wooden household furniture|
Mare Island Building 680
City of Vallejo Waterfront
View of Downtown Vallejo
Mare Island Dry Dock (MIDD) Crew
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom