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The population of Dixon is approximately 16,103 (2000), 18351 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,172 (2000), 5856 (2010).

The amount of land area in Dixon is 9.84 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.157 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dixon to Washington DC is 2541 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dixon is positioned 38.44 degrees north of the equator and 121.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Dixon location: 19 miles southwest of Sacramento, along Interstate 80

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Dixon history:

Elijah S. Silvey was the first settler of Dixon in 1852. He came to strike it rich in the gold fields, but changed his mind and opened an inn along the well-traveled stage coach route to the gold area. The growing settlement was known as Silveyville.

Around 1870, the Vaca Valley railroad began to extend its lines to the area, but would not come through Silveyville. Instead, the line went across land owned by a local minister and teacher, Thomas Dickson. The people of Silveyville realized they would have to move to the tracks since the tracks were not going to come to them. Thus, Silveyville, with Dickson supervising the project, moved itself to the railroad tracks on Dickson's land. A local cabinetmaker, Peter Timm, moved the buildings on large flat cars. Some of these buildings still stand today.

In 1874, the name was officially changed, not to Dicksonville, as proposed, but simply Dixon because the County recorder felt it was easier.

Here is a good history page for Dixon.
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Dixon attractions:

Lambtown USA
Held in July each year with Lamb cook-offs, crafts, workshops, livestock events, entertainment and much more.

The Dixon May Fair
held each year in May with a parade, carnival and much, much more

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