Of the cities in the county, Napa itself has the greatest number of residents, accounting for 56 percent of the total, or 77,867 people, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau 2011 estimates. 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 26,496 residents. American Canyon has experienced the largest growth rate in Napa County with 19,690 residents. St. Helena has a total population of 5,884 residents, followed closely by the city of Calistoga with 5,218 residents, while Yountville accounted for 2,933 residents.
The Napa County Labor Force numbers 77,000. The State of California Employment Development Department projects that Napa County is expected to gain 9,800 new jobs in the next five years. Manufacturing and Leisure & Hospitality industry sectors are each expected to generate 1,900 jobs for a combined total of 3,800, over 41 percent of the county’s projected nonfarm growth. Manufacturing is the largest nonfarm industry sector in Napa and is expected to increase by nearly 16 percent. The fastest-growing industry sectors based on growth rate are Leisure & Hospitality (21 percent), Retail Trade (20 percent), and Wholesale Trade (19 percent). Other industry sectors projected to grow faster than the county’s nonfarm growth rate are Education Services, Health Care & Social Assistance (16 percent) and Professional & Business Services (14 percent).
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 10-year period from 2008-2018. 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 and Hospitality sectors.
CITY OF NAPA POPULATION BREAKDOWN
The following is based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder 2010 Census, 2010-11; QuickFacts 2012; 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
City Population — 77,867
(2011 Census Bureau Estimates)
City Projected Population Cap — 85,000
County Population — 138,088
Ethnic Breakdowns in City
White — 58,478
African American — 467
American Indian — 622
Asian — 1,791
Pacific Islander — 156
Multi-Race — 2,881
Hispanic or Latino — 29,278
Median Household Income — $62,767
The city of Napa Provides:
Acres of City Park Land — 800
Neighborhood, Community and Open Space Parks — 50
Ball Fields — 13
18-Hole Municipal Golf Course — 1
Tennis Courts — 48
Public Swimming Pools — 4
Land Use Designations
Residential — 67%
Commercial — 8%
Industrial — 4%
Park/Public — 12%
Undeveloped or Agriculture — 9%
Napa County includes five incorporated municipalities:
American Canyon • Calistoga
Napa • St. Helena • town of Yountville