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Welcome to Dixon ...

The city of Dixon is located in Solano County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dixon, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dixon has a population of 20,380 people<2> (see below for details).

Dixon is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dixon lies within the (707) area code.

The ZIP code for Dixon: 95620<4>

Websites for Dixon ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dixon had an population of 20,380 people. This is an increase of 11.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dixon had a population of 18,351 people. This makes Dixon the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Dixon represents 0.05% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 302nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,351 people, the population of Dixon increased 13.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,103 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dixon.

Communities Also Named Dixon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 38 communities that are also named Dixon - they are located in Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dixon.

Communities near Dixon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dixon.

  • Fairfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Vacaville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Davis
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Woodland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • West Sacramento
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Suisun City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suisun City
    • Suisun City is located in Solano County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,305 people
    • Suisun City has also been known as:
    • Suisun
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Suisun City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suisun City <5>
  • Winters
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Allendale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
    • Allendale is located in Solano County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Allendale
  • Hartley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
    • Hartley is located in Solano County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hartley
  • Elmira
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dixon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dixon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dixon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dixon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dixon. See our Newspapers Page for Dixon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dixon ...

Looking for more information about Dixon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dixon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dixon.

Adding Dixon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dixon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dixon was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dixon on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dixon.

The official website for Dixon:

The official website for Solano County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Solano, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dixon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dixon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dixon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dixon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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