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Town of Yountville
Town
Center of Yountville
Center of Yountville
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 February 4, 1965
Area
 • Total 1.531 sq mi (3.966 km2)
 • Land 1.531 sq mi (3.966 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,933
 • Density 1,915.7/sq mi (739.54/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94599
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-86930
GNIS feature ID 1652660
Website [http:// Official website]

Yountville (/ˈjɔːntvɪl/ or /ˈjntvɪl/) is an incorporated town in Napa County, California, United States. It is in the North Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 2,933 at the 2010 census. Almost one third of the town's population lives on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California.

The town's name is derived from the name of early pioneer George Calvert Yount. Yount was considered responsible for establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley.

Yountville is a noted destination for gourmet diners, and has two Michelin starred restaurants, The French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro.

History

Yountville was named after George C. Yount in 1867. Previously the town was named Sebastopol in 1855. However, a town in nearby Sonoma County had already laid claim to this name, so the town was renamed after George Yount’s death.

Geography

See also: 2000 Yountville earthquake

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)), all of it land.

Yountville suffered a 5.2 magnitude earthquake on September 3, 2000.

Climate data for Yountville, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 56
(13.3)
62
(16.7)
65
(18.3)
70
(21.1)
76
(24.4)
83
(28.3)
87
(30.6)
87
(30.6)
85
(29.4)
77
(25)
65
(18.3)
56
(13.3)
72.4
(22.45)
Average low °F (°C) 38
(3.3)
40
(4.4)
42
(5.6)
43
(6.1)
47
(8.3)
51
(10.6)
53
(11.7)
52
(11.1)
51
(10.6)
47
(8.3)
42
(5.6)
38
(3.3)
45.3
(7.41)
Precipitation inches (mm) 6.02
(152.9)
6.15
(156.2)
4.39
(111.5)
1.78
(45.2)
1.06
(26.9)
.19
(4.8)
0
(0)
.09
(2.3)
.24
(6.1)
1.64
(41.7)
3.86
(98)
6.21
(157.7)
31.63
(803.4)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 256
1890 231 −9.8%
1970 2,332
1980 2,893 24.1%
1990 3,259 12.7%
2000 2,916 −10.5%
2010 2,933 0.6%
Est. 2015 3,017 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Welcome to Yountville

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Yountville had a population of 2,933. The population density was 1,915.3 people per square mile (739.5/km²). The racial makeup of Yountville was 2,623 (89.4%) White, 38 (1.3%) African American, 30 (1.0%) Native American, 49 (1.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 92 (3.1%) from other races, and 101 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 289 persons (9.9%).

The Census reported that 1,945 people (66.3% of the population) lived in households, 60 (2.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 928 (31.6%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,050 households, out of which 136 (13.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 418 (39.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 64 (6.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 16 (1.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 48 (4.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 16 (1.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 449 households (42.8%) were made up of individuals and 257 (24.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85. There were 498 families (47.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.53.

The population was spread out with 237 people (8.1%) under the age of 18, 75 people (2.6%) aged 18 to 24, 426 people (14.5%) aged 25 to 44, 767 people (26.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,428 people (48.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 64.0 years. For every 100 females there were 136.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.2 males.

There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 817.6 per square mile (315.7/km²), of which 688 (65.5%) were owner-occupied, and 362 (34.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 1,266 people (43.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 679 people (23.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,916 people, 1,048 households, and 553 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,790.8 people per square mile (690.7/km²). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 695.8 per square mile (268.4/km²).

There were 1,048 households out of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the town the population was spread out with 11.1% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 17.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 45.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 126.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,944, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $46,853 versus $34,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,721. About 5.6% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Other attractions

Yountville station
Old rail station
The Vine Trail, Napa Valley, California
Vine Trail Bike Path Map
  • Bespoke Collection
  • Lincoln Theatre
  • The Yountville American Viticultural Area
  • The comfort food restaurant, Ad Hoc (also owned by Thomas Keller)
  • Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery (also known as the California State Veterans Home Cemetery)
  • George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery
  • Vine Trail Bike Path

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