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Napa County Demographics


Of the cities in the county, Napa itself has the greatest number of residents, accounting for 56 percent of the total, or 76,915 people. Napa has historically been the city with the greatest concentration of people as well as very rapid growth. The second-most highly populated areas of Napa County are the unincorporated regions, which included 26,213 residents. American Canyon has experienced the largest growth rate in Napa County with 19,454 residents. St. Helena has a total population of 5,814 residents, followed closely by the City of Calistoga with 5,155 residents, while Yountville accounted for 2,933 residents.

The largest industry employment growth projected for Napa County is in Professional & Business Services (32%), Information (29%), and Farming (26%). Projections are calculated by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). The increase translates to 1,800 additional jobs in Professional & Business Services, 200 in Information, and 1,200 in Farming over the ten-year period, 2006-2016. Leisure & Hospitality and Trade, Transportation & Utilities have a projected 1,600 employment increase, contributing to the ten-year total increase of 10,400.

Napa County’s high demand occupations reflect a range of sectors including Farm, Retail and Health Services. High demand occupations are the sum of new jobs and net replacements for the ten-year period from 2006-2016. The need for nurses and home care aides reflects Napa’s aging population, as Baby Boomers retire they increase their demand for health care services.

Residents in the Napa city are largely employed in Educational & Health Services, Manufacturing, and Leisure & Hospitality sectors.

Demographics of City Population

Male — 7,947

Female — 38,968

Median Age — 37.4 years

Number of Household Units — 28,166

Compared to the California average, Napa city residents spend significantly more per capita on travel, health care and investments. They spend considerably less on TV, video & sound equipment and general retail goods. Conversely, nationally, Napa consumers spend considerably more on computers, entertainment & recreation, investments, shelter and travel, and significantly less on apparel. This data is from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

Population Breakdown

The following is based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder 2010 Census, 2010-11 City of Napa: Local Economic Report, and the State of the City Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

Napa City contains 56 percent of the county’s population and jobs.

City Population — 76,915

City Projected Population Cap — 85,000

County Population — 136,484

Ethnic Breakdowns in City

White — 57,754

African American — 486

American Indian — 637

Asian — 1,755

Pacific Islander — 144

Some Other Race Alone — 13,256

Multi-Race — 2,883

Hispanic or Latino — 28,923

Median Household Income — $64,625

The City of Napa Provides:

Acres of City Park Land — 748

Neighborhood Recreational Parks — 38

Community Parks — 4

City Wide Open Space Parks — 4

Ball Fields — 13

18-Hole Municipal Golf Course — 1

Tennis Courts — 48

Swimming Pools — 4

Land Use Designations:

Residential — 67%

Commercial — 8%

Industrial — 4%

Park/Public — 12%

Undeveloped or Agriculture — 9%

Napa County is made up of five cities: American Canyon • Calistoga • Napa • St. Helena • Yountville

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