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Benicia is a city in Solano County, in the Vallejo-Fairfield metro area.

The community was named after the wife of Gen. Mariano Vallejo, the last Mexican governor of California

The latitude of Benicia is 38.049N. The longitude is -122.157W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,941.


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Median household income
Local
$67,617
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benicia demographic reports
Benicia is on San Francisco Bay
Served as the state capital for one year, from 1853 to 1854

Military camels were housed here in 1863, after a short-lived (and ill-fated) experiment using them to haul equipment across rough terrain

Public transportation: Benicia Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Benicia State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, Benicia Fire Museum, Fischer-Hanlon House and Gardens, Camel Barn Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 137

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Benicia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Solano County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Vallejo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94591 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Benicia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benicia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benicia was $31,226, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Benicia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Benicia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $815.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,703.


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Libraries in Benicia include Benicia Public Library ... View libraries

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Solano County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benicia political report.

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The average commute time for Benicia workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Benicia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Benicia include Best Western Heritage Inn, Union Hotel.

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