Dixon, Califorinia

Dixon, Califorinia

Dixon is a city in northern Solano County, United States, located 23 miles (37 km) from the state capital, Sacramento. The population was 18,351 at the 2010 census. The population density was 2,587.7 people per square mile (999.1/km²).  Other nearby cities include Vacaville, Winters and Davis.

The city was originally to be named “Dicksonville,” after local citizen Thomas Dickson who had donated some of his land to create a railroad depot. The first rail shipment of merchandise from San Francisco arrived in 1872 mistakenly addressed to “Dixon,” and the new spelling has been used since (mainly out of simplicity).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which, 7.0 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.36%) is water. 

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