Welcome to Benicia

Photo Credit: downtownbeniciaalliance.com

The waterfront city of Benicia , often referred to as the “jewel” of the Bay Area, is known for its small-town charm, history, and family-friendly way of life. Located on the north bank of the Carquinez Strait, Benicia offers an abundance of leisure and recreational activities, as well as a lively downtown recognized for its many antique shops, an independent bookshop, a popular tea room, a city-owned marina, and a plentiful array of cafes and restaurants. The city hosts many family-oriented events (movie nights in the park, children’s art festival, street and craft fairs, parades, classic car show, farmers market, holiday tree lighting), and has an internationally recognized arts district. Benicia is rich in California’s history – it was the state capitol for 13 months in the mid-19th century — with over 30 historical points of interest in the downtown area, including the restored State Capitol.

Quick Facts

Population

27,930

Female

14,283

Male

13,647

  • White
    16,792
    59.0%
  • Hispanic
    4,561
    16.0%
  • Asian alone
    3,271
    11.5%
  • Black
    1,621
    5.7%
Median Home Price

$ 587,419

Average Income

$92,884

Median resident age

44.7 years

Benicia Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Benicia High9-12High2017: 268/202121.8
Benicia Middle6-8Middle2017: 742/250823.7
Community Day7-12High–: –/–14
Joe Henderson ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 996/569226.2
Liberty High9-12High2017: 1576/202113
Mary Farmar ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1205/569226.4
Matthew Turner ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1002/569226.5
Robert Semple ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1708/569224
St Dominic Elementary SchoolK-8Private–: –/–17.9
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