Location, History, Population, Climate and Geography Information
Fairfield is conveniently situated at the crossroads of three major routes connecting to San Francisco and Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and the California Delta and Napa Valley. Located along the Interstate-80 corridor, Fairfield is almost midway between San Francisco (47.7 miles/76.7 kilometers) and Sacramento (40.6 miles/65.3 kilometers), and is easily accessible from the eastern San Francisco Bay Area from Interstate-680, and from the California Delta (26 miles/41.8 kilometers) to the southeast and Napa Valley (16 miles/25.7 kilometers) to the northwest by State Highway 12.
A town site was laid out in 1856 by clipper ship Captain Robert H. Waterman, which he named Fairfield after his hometown in Connecticut. Fairfield was incorporated as a city on December 12, 1903. The county seat of Solano County, Fairfield celebrated its 100th County was one of the original 27 counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. anniversary in 2003. Solano County was one of the original 27 counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.
Based on a January 1, 2014 estimates, the population of Solano County is 420,339 and the following city populations are:
Source: California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, http://www.dof.ca.gov/
Solano County has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate year-round, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
|Winter||57°F/ 39°F (14°C/ 4°C)||Cool & Sunny|
|Spring||72°F/ 47°F (22°C/ 8°C)||Breezy & Cool|
|Summer||88°F/ 56°F (31°C/ 13°C)||Warm Mornings/ Sunny Days|
|Fall||76°F/ 49°F (24°C/ 9°C)||Warm Days & Cool Nights|
- The average warmest month is July.
- The highest recorded temperature was 113°F in 1984.
- The average coolest month is December.
- The lowest recorded temperature was 17°F in 1990.
- January is the average wettest month.
Source: The Weather Channel,www.weather.com
Fairfield is 37.7 square miles