Solano County, CA

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Population

445,458

1.19% growth

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$77,133

4.37% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

206,151

0.624% growth

Median Property Value

$411,700

8.94% growth

About

In 2017, Solano County, CA had a population of 445k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $77,133. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Solano County, CA grew from 440,207 to 445,458, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $73,900 to $77,133, a 4.37% increase.

The population of Solano County, CA is 37.9% White Alone, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.6% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Solano County, CA speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Solano County, CA are Solano Community College (1,576 degrees awarded in 2016), Touro University California (542 degrees), and California State University Maritime Academy (248 degrees).

The median property value in Solano County, CA is $411,700, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in Solano County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Solano County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Solano County, CA employs 206k people. The largest industries in Solano County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,966 people), Retail Trade (22,202 people), and Construction (19,204 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,388), Public Administration ($75,738), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,373).

Median household income in Solano County, CA is $77,133. Males in Solano County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Solano County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,133

2017 value

± $4,965

4.37%

1 Year Growth

± 7.52%

Households in Solano County, CA have a median annual income of $77,133, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,900 in 2016, which represents a 4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in Solano County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Solano County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Solano County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Solano County, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2521.04

  2. Census Tract 2501.06

  3. Census Tract 2529.15

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Solano County, CA was Census Tract 2521.04 with a value of $135,841, followed by Census Tract 2501.06 and Census Tract 2529.15, with respective values of $133,611 and $129,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Solano County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Solano County, CA (48.6k out of 424k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    21,852 ± 1,123

  2. Hispanic

    15,957 ± 951

  3. Black

    11,689 ± 832

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Solano County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

206k

2017 Value

± 7,685

0.624%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Solano County, CA grew at a rate of 0.624%, from 205k employees to 206k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Solano County, CA, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (13,064 people), Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (6,309 people), and Registered Nurses (5,584 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Solano County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Solano County, CA, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (13,064 people), Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (6,309 people), and Registered Nurses (5,584 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Solano County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers (7.86 times higher than expected), Plant & System Operators (5.6 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers (3.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Solano County, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($96,695), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($89,930), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($80,532).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

206k

2017 Value

± 7,685

0.624%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Solano County, CA grew at a rate of 0.624%, from 205k employees to 206k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Solano County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,966 people), Retail Trade (22,202 people), and Construction (19,204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Solano County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Solano County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Solano County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,966 people), Retail Trade (22,202 people), and Construction (19,204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Solano County, CA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.43 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.42 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Solano County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($98,388), Public Administration ($75,738), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,373).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Solano County, CA has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 9.51% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Solano County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Solano County, CA see 1211 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.7% decrease from the previous year (1232 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 294 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1211 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Solano County, CA see an average of 1211 patients per year. This represents a 1.7% decrease from the previous year (1232 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Solano County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.87%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

9.51%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

2.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Solano County, CA declined by 10.2% from 5.42% to 4.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Solano County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Solano County, CA is home to a population of 445k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.6% of Solano County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Solano County, CA is composed of 169k White Alone residents (37.9%), 118k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.5%), 69.6k Asian Alone residents (15.6%), 59.3k Black or African American Alone residents (13.3%), 22.8k Two or More Races residents (5.11%), 4.09k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.918%), 1.78k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.4%), and 1.08k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.242%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Solano County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Solano County, CA was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Solano County, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Solano County, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.6% of Solano County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Solano County, CA was 19.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Solano County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 Solano County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

91.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of Solano County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Solano County, CA was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    169k ± 716

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    118k ± 9.05k

  3. Asian Alone

    69.6k ± 1.92k

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more White Alone residents (169k people) in Solano County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 118k Hispanic or Latino and 69.6k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Solano County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Solano County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Solano County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Solano County, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,432 ± 1,402

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,034 ± 1,191

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,867 ± 1,143

Solano County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Solano County, CA awarded 2,786 degrees. The student population of Solano County, CA is skewed towards women, with 5,777 male students and 7,026 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Solano County, CA are White (1,016 and 36.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (602 and 21.7%), Asian (510 and 18.4%), and Black or African American (251 and 9.04%).

The largest universities in Solano County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Solano Community College (1,576 and 56.6%), Touro University California (542 and 19.5%), and California State University Maritime Academy (248 and 8.9%).

The most popular majors in Solano County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (486 and 17.4%), Biological & Physical Sciences (350 and 12.6%), and Osteopathic Medicine (141 and 5.06%).

The median tuition costs in Solano County, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 486 degrees awarded

  2. 350 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Solano County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 486 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Solano County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,576 degrees awarded

  2. 542 degrees awarded

  3. 248 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Solano County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Solano Community College with 1,576 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,039

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,747

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,039 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Solano County, CA, which is 0.595 times less than the 1,747 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Solano County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,016 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    602 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    510 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Solano County, CA were to White students. These 1,016 degrees mean that there were 1.69 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 602 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Solano County, CA was $411,700 in 2017, which is 1.89 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $377,900 to $411,700, a 8.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Solano County, CA is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Solano County, CA have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Solano County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$77,133

Median Household Income

± $4,965

151k

Number of Households

± 5,950

In 2017, the median household income of the 151k households in Solano County, CA grew to $77,133 from the previous year's value of $73,900.

The following chart displays the households in Solano County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$411,700

2017 Median

± $9,716

$377,900

2016 Median

± $7,480

In 2017, the median property value in Solano County, CA grew to to $411,700 from the previous year's value of $377,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Solano County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Solano County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Solano County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Solano County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%

2017 Homeownership

59.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.2% of the housing units in Solano County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Solano County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Solano County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Solano County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Solano County, CA have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7.53% of the workforce in Solano County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.2%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Solano County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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