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Veterans Home of California Yountville (cropped).jpg
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Charles Rovegno House, 6711 Washington St., Yountville, CA 10-9-2011 2-36-41 PM (cropped).JPG
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Clockwise: Veterans Home of California Yountville; The French Laundry; Bouchon Bakery; Rovegno House.
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 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0%
Elevation
98 ft (30 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,436
 • Density 2,306/sq mi (890.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
94599
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-86930
GNIS feature ID 1652660

Yountville is a city in Napa County, in the Wine Country of California. Located in the North Bay region of the Bay Area, the population was 3,436 at the 2020 census. Almost a third of the town's population lives at the Veterans Home of California. Yountville is a popular tourist destination, particularly for its wineries and it's two famed Michelin-starred restaurants, The French Laundry and Bouchon.

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

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%
2020 3,436 17.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

At the 2010 census 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 people (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.

Groezinger Wine Cellars, 6525 Washington St., Yountville, CA 10-9-2011 1-37-45 PM (cropped)
Groezinger Wine Cellars.

There were 1,050 households, 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 one person and 257 (24.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 1.85. There were 498 families (47.4% of households); the average family size was 2.53.

The age distribution was 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 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, of the occupied units 688 (65.5%) were owner-occupied and 362 (34.5%) were rented. 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.

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

Economy

Major employers in Yountville include the Veterans Home of California and The Vintage Estate. Domaine Chandon California is located immediately outside city limits.

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