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American Canyon, California - Basic Facts

The City of American Canyon had a population of 21,792 as of July 1, 2018. American Canyon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for American Canyon is located at latitude 38.179 and longitude -122.2596 in Napa County. The formal boundaries for the City of American Canyon (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Napa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of American Canyon (GNIS ID: 2409695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of American Canyon is located within Napa CCD of Napa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with American Canyon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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American Canyon, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,792
Population in Households 21,737
Population in Familes 19,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 3,584
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $95,703
Average Household Income $114,733
Per Capita Income $32,189


Total Housing Units 6,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,739 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,346 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $479,664
Average Home Value $537,476


Total Households 6,085
Average Household Size 3.57
Family Households 4,959
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.33% 0.92%
Households 0.82% 0.75%
Families 0.81% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

American Canyon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares American Canyon to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 337 78th
Population Density # 372 76th
Diversity Index # 235 84th
Median Household Income # 245 84th
Per Capita Income # 689 55th

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