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Time Zone: Solano County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fairfield is the Seat for Solano County.

Solano County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Solano had a population of 407,234 people. This is an increase of 3.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 394,542 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Solano represented 1.16% of the total population of California, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010413,344+4.77%+1.5% since 2009
2009407,234+3.22%+0.23% since 2008
2008406,293+2.98% 
2007405,994+2.9% 
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2000394,542The Last Census

More information can be found on the Solano County Census Page for Solano County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Solano County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Solano County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Vallejo   114,622116,7601.83% decrease  
Fairfield   103,58696,1787.7% increase  
Vacaville   91,99188,6253.8% increase  
Suisun City   27,00326,1183.39% increase  
Benicia   26,18026,8652.55% decrease  

Websites for Solano County

Official Website:   www.co.solano.ca.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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