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Overview

Introduction to American Canyon

American Canyon, California, in Napa county, is 4 miles N of Vallejo, California (center to center) and 25 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is bordered on the west by the Napa River and the foothills of the Sulpher Springs Mountains on the east. American Canyon has an ethnically diverse population. The city was incorporated in 1992.

The climate is generally mild. Highway 29, known as the "Napa Valley Winery Trail" traverses through the municipality. It's regarded as a middle-income residential community. A green belt surrounds most of the city.

American Canyon History

The region was inhabited by the Patwin Indians. Don Francis Castro and Father Jose Altimura were the initial Europeans to explore the region. Settlers arrived in the early 1830's. During this time, there were six Indian tribes living in the area that were often at war with each other. A vast number of the Indians died due to a small-pox epidemic. George Calvert created the first vineyard in Napa County. In the early years cattle, grains, fruits and mineral mining were significant factors for the economy.

American Canyon Activities and Attractions

The city hosts the American Canyon Community Music Festival. Residents have access to a popular aquatics facility and numerous parks. The Newell Open Space Preserve is enjoyed by nature enthusiasts. Trails are situated along the hillsides and wetlands. The Napa Valley is renowned for its wineries. Maddona Estate, Adastra Wines, Domaine Carneros, Bouchaine Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery are close by.

The Sonoma Valley incldudes popular vineyards, ancient oak trees and attractive hills. Copia the American Center for wine, food and the arts is a popular destination. The Six Flags Marine World is close by. The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a great tour of the wine region. Hennessey, Marie and Whitehead lakes are located in the county.

American Canyon Transportation

Napa Valley College and Solano Community College are close by.

American Canyon Transportation

Air travel is available at the close by Napa Airport. The airports in Oakland and San Francisco are less than an hour away.

People

Total Population20,271
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+9,031
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$45,260
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,704
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,273

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,685
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone12.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,589
Median House Value$343,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.6%
US/American0.1%
English3.3%
Irish5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

American Canyon Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Vallejo, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City25 miles N of Oakland, California
CountyNapa
Standard Zip Codes94503, 94589
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZonePacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude38.175
Longitude-122.259

American Canyon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNAPA STATE HOSPITAL
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip26.4 inches
StationMARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 87 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip19.5 inches
StationSONOMA
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp43 to 72 F
Jul Temp52 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 80 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benicia27,657$111,446
Fairfield109,468$75,977
Hercules24,838$113,658
Napa79,113$76,108
Pinole18,922$79,129
Vallejo118,995$65,160

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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