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Welcome to Vacaville ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Vacaville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1854.

The city was incorporated August 9, 1892.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vacaville has a population of 100,914 people<2> (see below for details).

Vacaville is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Vacaville is within the boundaries of the (707) area code.

The ZIP codes for Vacaville: 95687-95688, 95696<4>

Websites for Vacaville ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vacaville had an population of 100,914 people. This is an increase of 9.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vacaville had a population of 92,428 people (which is 22.36% of the total population of Solano County). This makes Vacaville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Vacaville represents 0.25% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 92,428 people, the population of Vacaville increased 4.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 88,625 people).

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

Communities near Vacaville ...

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

  • Fairfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Napa
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Davis
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Suisun City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • 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>
  • American Canyon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Dixon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Winters
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Cannon ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon
    • Cannon is located in Solano County
  • Hartley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
    • Hartley is located in Solano County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hartley
  • Allendale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
    • Allendale is located in Solano County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Allendale

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 Vacaville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vacaville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vacaville. 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 Vacaville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vacaville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vacaville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vacaville ...

Looking for more information about Vacaville? 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 Vacaville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vacaville.

Adding Vacaville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Vacaville 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 Vacaville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Vacaville post office opened in 1854.

We also found Vacaville in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vacaville.

The official website for Vacaville:

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 Vacaville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vacaville - 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 Vacaville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vacaville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Vacaville includes: 95687 & 95688.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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