Benicia, California

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Population in 2017: 28,343 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 13,766  (48.6%)
Females: 14,577  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94510, 94591.

Benicia Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $100,685 (it was $67,617 in 2000)
Benicia:

$100,685
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,088 (it was $31,226 in 2000)

Benicia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $620,921 (it was $263,100 in 2000)
Benicia:

$620,921
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $456,239; detached houses: $460,730; townhouses or other attached units: $373,396; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $797,389; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,510; mobile homes: $264,926; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $110,514

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benicia: 141.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.2%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.2% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 21.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Benicia, CA (2017)
    • 17,25960.2%White alone
    • 4,38315.3%Hispanic
    • 3,13110.9%Asian alone
    • 1,7286.0%Two or more races
    • 1,5775.5%Black alone
    • 2090.7%Other race alone
    • 980.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 480.2%American Indian alone

Races in Benicia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Benicia, California as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benicia is 4,744 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Benicia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(11.1)
7
(26.2)
5
(18.8)
6
(22.9)
5
(19.2)
7
(26.8)
6
(22.0)
3
(10.9)
4
(14.5)
4
(14.4)
7
(24.9)
4
(14.1)
6
(21.1)
7
(24.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(51.8)
12
(44.9)
22
(82.9)
14
(53.3)
20
(76.7)
15
(57.5)
11
(40.3)
14
(51.0)
8
(29.0)
8
(28.8)
8
(28.4)
8
(28.2)
12
(42.3)
17
(59.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
36
(133.3)
47
(175.8)
29
(109.3)
25
(95.2)
23
(88.2)
27
(103.5)
22
(80.5)
20
(72.8)
18
(65.3)
14
(50.4)
14
(49.7)
7
(24.6)
10
(35.2)
10
(35.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
160
(592.5)
116
(434.0)
153
(576.4)
179
(681.8)
140
(536.6)
136
(521.4)
144
(527.2)
156
(568.1)
134
(486.2)
145
(522.2)
112
(397.7)
141
(496.5)
129
(454.7)
71
(248.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
303
(1,122)
308
(1,152)
260
(979.5)
264
(1,006)
230
(881.6)
268
(1,028)
207
(757.9)
180
(655.5)
199
(722.1)
283
(1,019)
338
(1,200)
299
(1,053)
273
(962.3)
229
(802.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
87
(322.2)
72
(269.4)
62
(233.6)
69
(262.8)
47
(180.2)
67
(256.9)
58
(212.3)
54
(196.7)
50
(181.4)
56
(201.7)
62
(220.2)
100
(352.1)
70
(246.7)
82
(287.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(11.1)
8
(29.9)
13
(49.0)
10
(38.1)
8
(30.7)
4
(15.3)
11
(40.3)
8
(29.1)
8
(29.0)
8
(28.8)
8
(28.4)
2
(7.0)
1
(3.5)
2
(7.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)163.2167.6167.5169.9143.2165.2137.3120.3110.8123.7131.8129.7126.7117.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Benicia, CA

Crime rate in Benicia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (6.8%), Irish (6.7%), English (4.9%), Italian (4.4%), American (3.4%), European (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,197 people per square mile   (low).

Benicia, California map

3,424 residents are foreign born (4.3% Asia, 3.2% Latin America, 1.8% Europe).

This city:

11.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,533 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,708 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vallejo, CA (5.5 miles , pop. 116,760).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Central Contra Costa, CA (11.7 miles , pop. 459,252).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (346.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Port Costa, CA (1.4 miles ),
Crockett, CA (1.9 miles ),
Martinez, CA (2.2 miles ),
Vine Hill, CA (2.3 miles ),
Vallejo, CA (2.4 miles ),
Rodeo, CA (2.5 miles ),
Alhambra Valley, CA (2.6 miles ),
Hercules, CA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.06 N, Longitude: 122.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,082 (-3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,690 (25.5%)

Area code: 707

Distribution of median household income in Benicia, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benicia, CA in 2017
Benicia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Benicia, CA
Historical housing units in Benicia, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,119 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in Benicia, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Benicia, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Registered nurses (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Top executives (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)

Average climate in Benicia, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Benicia, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.385. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.385
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.87. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.87
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.552. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.552
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Benicia-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 745% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Benicia center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 275.0 miles away from Benicia center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Solano County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benicia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Benicia:

  • BENICIA DIALYSIS CENTER (560 FIRST STREET BLDG D103)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Benicia:

  • ALHAMBRA CONV HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • MODIFIED HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • HEARTWOOD AVENUE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • MARY'S HELP HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • GREENFIELDS I ICF-DDN (Hospital, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • TWIN RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Benicia:

  • 4 miles: MARTINEZ (401 FERRY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: VALLEJO-MARINE WORLD (VALLEJO, 1000 FAIRGROUNDS DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: RICHMOND (16TH ST. & MACDONALD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benicia:

  • Diablo Valley College (about 9 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,015)
  • Solano Community College (about 13 miles; Fairfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,790)
  • Contra Costa College (about 13 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 15 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Berkeley City College (about 15 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 16 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Napa Valley College (about 16 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)

Public high schools in Benicia:

  • BENICIA HIGH (Students: 1,211, Location: 1101 MILITARY W., Grades: 9-12)
  • COMMUNITY DAY (Students: 9, Location: 426 E. K ST., Grades: 7-12)
  • LIBERTY HIGH (Location: 351 E. J ST., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Benicia:

Private elementary/middle school in Benicia:

  • ST DOMINIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 344, Location: 935 E 5TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Benicia

Library in Benicia:

  • BENICIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,314,606; Location: 150 E. L ST.; 99,688 books; 11,671 e-books; 5,879 audio materials; 5,578 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 22 other licensed databases; 151 print serial subscriptions; 41 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mills School is closed

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Benicia: Port of Benicia (A), Johannsens Square (B), Benicia Industrial Park (C), Fischer-Hanlon House (D), Benicia Public Library (E), Benicia City Hall (F), Benicia Fire Department Station 2 (G), Valero Fire Department (H), Benicia Fire Department Station 1 (I), Benicia Capitol State Historical Monument (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Solano Square Shopping Center (1), Parkway Plaza Shopping Center (2), Southampton Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benicia include: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (A), King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church (B), Benicia Lutheran Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Community Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Heritage Presbyterian Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H), Northgate Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Benicia City Cemetery (1), Saint Dominics Cemetery (2), Military Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Puddy Lake (A), Pine Lake (B), Lake Herman (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sulphur Springs Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Benicia include: Benicia State Recreation Area (1), Duncan Graham Park (2), Francesca Terrace Park (3), Ninth Street Park (4), Southampton Park (5), Twelfth Street Park (6), Willow Park (7), Benicia Capitol State Historic Park (8), Fitzgerald Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Benicia Volunteer Firemen (Museums; 900 East 2nd Street).

Hotel: Benicia Motel (808 East 5th Street).

Birthplace of: Edward Otho Cresap Ord, II - Indian Wars, Robert Arneson - Artist, Wilson Mizner - Dramatists and playwright, Billy Janniro - Speedway rider.

Solano County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benicia and their reported violations in the past:

MORADA CHEVRON FAST N EASY #60* (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2007)
  • 10 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benicia that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF BENICIA (Population served: 28,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Benicia in 2010:

  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in Benicia in 2000:

  • 27 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Benicia (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Benicia Branch at 70 Solano Square, branch established on 1927/02/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Benicia Branch at 1001 First Street, branch established on 1987/03/18. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Umpqua Bank: Benicia Branch at 1395 East Second Street, branch established on 2000/07/19. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Benicia Branch at 802 Southampton Rd, branch established on 2008/09/25. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Benicia Branch at 848 Southampton Road, branch established on 1975/10/31. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Benica Branch at 890 Southampton Road, branch established on 1994/08/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Westamerica Bank: Benicia Branch at 20 Solano Square, branch established on 1969/09/30. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Benicia:

Marital status in Benicia, CA
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Benicia:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benicia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Benicia, CA (based on Solano County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic81,15810
Evangelical Protestant47,081181
Other15,08645
Mainline Protestant8,84940
Black Protestant2,56716
Orthodox5662
None258,037-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 78
Solano County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Solano County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 91
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 221
Here:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Solano County:

25.1%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benicia:

52.1%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.4%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Benicia:

20.3%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Benicia:

10.3%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

58.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benicia, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 38$296,505$93,6330$0
Police Protection - Officers 38$312,002$98,5270$0
Parks and Recreation 34$184,113$64,98162$45,518
Other Government Administration 21$110,013$62,8651$3,275
Water Supply 20$136,540$81,9244$533
Sewerage 20$139,018$83,4112$1,566
Police - Other 17$85,270$60,1911$1,310
Local Libraries 16$84,072$63,05445$34,882
Other and Unallocable 13$84,912$78,3801$1,133
Financial Administration 11$74,906$81,7162$1,121
Streets and Highways 11$58,400$63,7090$0
Judicial and Legal 4$31,367$94,1012$622
Fire - Other 1$6,151$73,8122$2,476
Correction 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 244$1,603,269$78,849122$92,436

Benicia government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $7,523,000 ($265.43)
    Water Utilities: $2,709,000 ($95.58)
    Regular Highways: $1,963,000 ($69.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $346,000 ($12.21)
    Police Protection: $172,000 ($6.07)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,453,000 ($298.24)
    Sewerage: $6,516,000 ($229.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,193,000 ($218.50)
    Water Utilities: $5,486,000 ($193.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,744,000 ($167.38)
    Libraries: $2,026,000 ($71.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,401,000 ($49.43)
    Regular Highways: $1,262,000 ($44.53)
    Central Staff Services: $1,258,000 ($44.38)
    Financial Administration: $753,000 ($26.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $622,000 ($21.95)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($1.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $12,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,406,000 ($49.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $790,000 ($27.87)
    Police Protection: $277,000 ($9.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($4.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $114,000 ($4.02)
    Libraries: $45,000 ($1.59)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,145,000 ($569.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $553,000 ($19.51)

Benicia government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,544,000 ($230.89)
    Other: $1,724,000 ($60.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,101,000 ($38.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000 ($1.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $35,000 ($1.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,340,000 ($82.56)
    Interest Earnings: $393,000 ($13.87)
    Rents: $308,000 ($10.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $145,000 ($5.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $131,000 ($4.62)
    Sale of Property: $25,000 ($0.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,570,000 ($231.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $797,000 ($28.12)
    Other: $348,000 ($12.28)
    General Local Government Support: $262,000 ($9.24)
  • Tax - Property: $16,529,000 ($583.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,686,000 ($235.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,725,000 ($166.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $442,000 ($15.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $297,000 ($10.48)
    Other License: $277,000 ($9.77)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $100,000 ($3.53)
    Other: $20,000 ($0.71)

Benicia government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,384,000 ($2130.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,057,000 ($1942.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,597,000 ($338.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,270,000 ($150.65)

Benicia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,497,000 ($123.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,753,000 ($1120.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $729,000 ($25.72)

7.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
California average:

5.03%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Solano County:

0.14%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Contra Costa County, CA  1.28% ($60,452 average AGI)
from Alameda County, CA  0.65% ($58,553)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.52% ($49,374)


6.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
California average:

5.21%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,215 average AGI)
Solano County:

0.15%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.73% ($46,318 average AGI)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.69% ($61,945)
to Napa County, CA  0.39% ($52,324)
Businesses in Benicia, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Best Western1Quiznos1
Big O Tires1RadioShack1
Burger King2Rite Aid1
CVS1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Carl\s Jr.1Safeway1
Curves1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry1Starbucks4
FedEx6T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS7
Jack In The Box1Vons1
Jamba Juice1

Strongest AM radio stations in Benicia:

  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KABN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CONCORD AREA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KATD (990 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SACRAMENTO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benicia:

  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM1 (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM2 (96.5 FM; MARTINEZ, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING CO. C/O KOIT(FM))
  • KIOI-FM1 (101.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUIC (95.3 FM; VACAVILLE, CA; Owner: KUIC, INC.)
  • K209BZ (89.7 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KVHS (90.5 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CLAYTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Benicia:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KFTL (Channel 64; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Benicia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 57Number of bridges
  • 860ft / 262mTotal length
  • $25,991,000Total costs
  • 1,197,327Total average daily traffic
  • 57,797Total average daily truck traffic
  • 961,100Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benicia, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 351960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 132000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benicia, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benicia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Benicia, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 286 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benicia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Benicia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED92$312,070143$309,478694$271,51342$212,13449$239,2951$64,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$333,81317$267,60675$308,2874$225,7589$165,6160$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$284,39425$263,214202$338,62810$170,07424$276,4323$50,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$251,18224$226,280128$294,8377$145,12414$202,0690$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$317,7774$304,80336$347,4951$75,0002$165,3700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2520.00 , 2521.02, 2521.04, 2521.05, 2521.06, 2521.07, 2521.08

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$334,3616$362,4430$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$271,1438$365,8940$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$582,0002$235,6200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$136,0000$01$136,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2520.00 , 2521.02, 2521.04, 2521.05, 2521.06, 2521.07, 2521.08

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benicia, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benicia, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 65. The highest number of fire incidents - 100 took place in 2008, and the least - 4 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Benicia, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.4%), and Structure Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benicia, CA
    • 47752.4%Outside Fires
    • 24026.4%Structure Fires
    • 15016.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 434.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benicia, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Benicia, California:

  • Best Western Heritage Inn, Benicia, 1955 E Second St, Benicia, California 94510 , Phone: (707) 746-0401, Fax: (707) 745-0842
  • Holiday Inn Express Benicia, 1375 E 5th St, Benicia, California 94510 , Phone: (707) 297-6873, Fax: (707) 297-6904
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Benicia, California
Most common first names in Benicia, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10175.3 years
Mary9479.2 years
William6674.7 years
James6472.9 years
Robert6173.4 years
Charles5974.8 years
George5875.2 years
Helen5382.0 years
Dorothy4278.8 years
Frank4275.0 years
Most common last names in Benicia, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2371.7 years
Martin2177.3 years
Smith1971.6 years
Hall1873.7 years
Miller1775.0 years
Johnson1775.2 years
Davis1672.6 years
Williams1673.2 years
Silva1379.0 years
Lewis1275.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benicia, CA
  • 77.8%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benicia, CA
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 43.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benicia compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Benicia on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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