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American Canyon, California
City
"Welcome to American Canyon; The Gateway to the Napa Valley" sign
"Welcome to American Canyon; The Gateway to the Napa Valley" sign
Official seal of American Canyon, California
Seal
Nickname(s): Gateway to the Napa Valley
AmCan
Location in Napa County and the state of California
Location in Napa County and the state of California
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa
Incorporated January 1, 1992
Area
 • Total 4.845 sq mi (12.548 km2)
 • Land 4.837 sq mi (12.527 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.021 km2)  0.17%
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,454
 • Density 4,015.3/sq mi (1,550.37/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 94503
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-01640
GNIS feature ID 1668253
Website www.cityofamericancanyon.org
American Canyon City Hall
The American Canyon City Hall is located at 4381 Broadway.
Leon Garcia
Leon Garcia, mayor of American Canyon.
American Canyon Public Safety Building
The American Canyon Public Safety Building, located at 911 Donaldson Way East, houses the police department and the fire department.
American Canyon, California 9-11 Memorial
American Canyon's 9/11 Memorial was dedicated September 11, 2016.
American Canyon High School
American Canyon High School. Opened on August 18, 2010.
American Canyon
View of the La Vigne neighborhood in American Canyon, California.

American Canyon (previously known as Napa Junction) is a city located in southern Napa County, California, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2010 census reported the city's population at 19,454. Its ZIP Code is 94503, and its area code is 707. It is in the Pacific Time time zone and observes Daylight-Saving Time. The city was incorporated in 1992.

Geography

American Canyon is bounded geographically by the Napa River to the west, the foothills of the Sulfur Springs Mountains to the east, Vallejo and Solano County to the south and vineyards and the Napa County Airport (IATA airport code APC) to the north. American Canyon Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, runs through the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), of which 99.83% is land and 0.17% is water.

The unincorporated community of Napa Junction is adjacent to the city.

On August 24, 2014, at 3:20 a.m., the area was struck by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered 3.7 miles (6.0 km) northwest of the city.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, American Canyon has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 5,712
1990 7,706 34.9%
2000 9,774 26.8%
2010 19,454 99.0%
Est. 2015 20,554 5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

American Canyon is the second most populous city in Napa County, after the City of Napa.

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that American Canyon had a population of 19,454. The population density was 4,015.4 people per square mile (1,550.4/km²). The racial makeup of American Canyon was 7,564 (38.9%) White, 1,535 (7.9%) African American, 142 (0.7%) Native American, 6,396 (32.9%) Asian, 176 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 2,357 (12.1%) from other races, and 1,284 (6.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5,009 persons (25.7%).

The Census reported that 99.7% of the population lived in households and 0.3% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters.

There were 5,657 households, out of which 2,805 (49.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,527 (62.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 751 (13.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 335 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 296 (5.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 42 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 765 households (13.5%) were made up of individuals and 309 (5.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.43. There were 4,613 families (81.5% of all households); the average family size was 3.78.

The population was spread out with 5,496 people (28.3%) under the age of 18, 1,764 people (9.1%) aged 18 to 24, 5,234 people (26.9%) aged 25 to 44, 5,095 people (26.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,865 people (9.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.5 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

There were 5,982 housing units at an average density of 1,234.7 per square mile (476.7/km²), of which 78.5% were owner-occupied and 21.5% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.8%. 77.4% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 22.4% lived in rental housing units.

2000

The 2000 census reported 9,774 people in the city, organized into 3,209 households and 2451 families. The U. S. Census Bureau reported the population of the city as 19,454 as of 2010, an increase of 99%. The city government estimated the population at 19,862 as of 2013, citing statistics from the California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit.

The 2000 population density was 2,368.0 people per square mile (913.7/km²). There were 3274 housing units at an average density of 793.2 per square mile (306.1/km²).

There are 3209 households out of which 38.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% are non-families. 18.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.0 and the average family size is 3.4.

In the city, the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $52,105, and the median income for a family is $61,536. Males have a median income of $42,358 versus $29,211 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,440. 8.8% of the population and 6.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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