Benicia

Benicia is known for being a friendly, safe, and family-oriented community.

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Overview for Benicia, CA

27,191 people live in Benicia, where the median age is 45.1 and the average individual income is $56,846. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,191

Total Population

45.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$56,846

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Benicia, CA

Benicia has 10,844 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Benicia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,191 people call Benicia home. The population density is 2,122.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,191

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.1

Median Age

48.84 / 51.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
10,844

Total Households

2.51

Average Household Size

$56,846

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Benicia, CA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Benicia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Dominic Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Mary Farmar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Robert Semple Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Joe Henderson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Matthew Turner Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available

Around Benicia, CA

There's plenty to do around Benicia, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

23
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
8
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including JK Cafe, A Cupcake Co, and Faded Gold Vintage.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.99 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.05 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.76 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.48 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

About Benicia, CA Real Estate

Family-friendly, waterfront fun on Main Street USA.
 
Often described as ‘the hidden gem of the Bay, Benicia is a family-friendly town close to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Napa Valley, making it a highly sought after community.
 
A picturesque downtown situated on the banks of the Carquinez Strait is home to beautiful parks, piers jutting out into the water, and restaurants along a historic and quaint downtown.
 
Throughout the California gold rush, Benicia was the main stopping point on the way to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Benicia was then one of the first incorporated cities in the state of California, the temporary state capital from 1853-1854, and is home to numerous historic sites still standing today. Today, several homes from this golden era can be found within the center of the community, showcasing storied architecture from forgotten eras.
 
Benicia is known for being a friendly, safe and family-oriented community. With a thriving arts district and a growing downtown, Benicia is living up to its reputation.
 

What to Love

  • Tranquil waterfront location
  • Homes built in classic Victorian and Craftsman styles
  • Bright, bustling downtown that is accredited as a California Main Street program
  • Plethora of festivals celebrating the culture of San Francisco and Northern California Lifestyle
Despite the central location on the northern edge of the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Benicia locals enjoy a quiet, family-friendly lifestyle.
 
The community’s downtown district is an accredited California Main Street program with a busy calendar of lively events, unique local businesses, wine walks, and farmers’ market.
 
Waterfront dining establishments and parks are popular spots to enjoy special occasions, spend time with family and friends, and waste away lazy weekend afternoons.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Waterfront views and cozy Main Street eateries and shops await in downtown Benicia. From sushi to Italian, to seafood and desserts, there is something for everyone.
 
Breakfast, lunch, and midmorning snacks are enjoyed at One House Bakery, located on bustling First Street. An open kitchen offers a glimpse into the process behind their fresh-baked creations and lengthy process. A head chef with experience working under Thomas Keller at his flagship restaurant has created each and every recipe, such as their popular take-and-bake doughs and meals, house cake, sticky toffee pudding, and fresh bread.
 
Later in the day, indulgent Italian dinners are enjoyed at Bella Sienna. Both Italian classics and California-inspired creations such as wild mushroom ravioli, Napa cabbage salad, prawns, and crabcakes are enjoyed in an airy dining space overlooking the Carquinez Strait, making for a pretty special spot to enjoy special occasions.
 
Centrally located on First Street, Izakaya is a hidden gem of a sushi spot showcasing all the classics and a few highly Instagrammable 21st-century concoctions. Their wagyu specials, Titanic roll, and Japanese tarts are a few of their more unique menu items, making any simple occasion all that more special.
 

Things to Do

Benicia celebrates both the arts and the untouched beauty of the surrounding region. Arts Benicia is a local community center supporting visual arts through exhibitions, sales, and immersive classes.
 
For three decades, the local farmers’ market on First Street from April through October has been a highly anticipated shopping experience for their vast selection of farm-fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet pantry staples, and more.
 
Weekends and lazy days are also frequently enjoyed at Ninth Street Park, right on the waterfront. In addition to the peaceful views, visitors enjoy access to a boat launch, picnic and barbeque facilities, a playground, and large beach area, to name a few amenities.
 
Two miles west of downtown, Benicia State Park and Recreation Area feels worlds away with its serene tranquility, peaceful walking paths, dog-friendly green spaces, and over 200 acres of grassy hills and marshlands.

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