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City of Napa

  •   State: 
    Napa County
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    38°18′17″N 122°17′56″W
      Area total: 
    18.28 sq mi
      Area land: 
    17.97 sq mi (46.54 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.31 sq mi (0.79 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
    1872; Incorporated March 23, 1872
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Napa, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Napa, Napa County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,348.04 residents per square mile of area (1,678.80/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Napa is the largest city and county seat of Napa County, California. It is located in the North Bay region of the Bay Area. Napa is a major tourist destination in California, known for its wineries, restaurants, and arts culture. The name "Napa" was probably derived from the name given to a southern Nappan village whose native people shared the area with elk, deer, grizzlies and cougars for many centuries, according to Napa historian Kami Santiago. The city had a population of 77,480 as of the end of 2021, and is home to the Napa Valley Winegrowers Association, a trade association for wineries in the area. The Napa Opera House became popular after its debut on February 13, 1880, and was a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMSinafore. The world-famous Nappa leather company was invented by Emanuel Manasse in Napa in 1875 while working at the Sawyer Tanning Company. The first record of a ship navigating the river was the Susana in 1842, though by 1850 the Dolphin became the first passenger steamship to navigate Napa River in order to open another path of commerce. In the mid-1850s, Napa's Main Street rivaled that of many larger cities, with as many as 100 saddle horses tied to the fences on an average afternoon. At its peak from the 1880s to the early 1900s the Chinese population grew to a size of over 300 people.


Napa is the primary city name, but also Spanish Flat are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Napa. The name "Napa" was probably derived from a southern Nappan village whose native people shared the area with elk, deer, grizzlies and cougars for many centuries. At the time of the first recorded exploration into Napa Valley in 1823, the majority of the inhabitants consisted of Native American Indians. By 1870, the Native American population consisted of only a few laborers and servants working for the white settlers. Napa's Main Street rivaled that of many larger cities, with as many as 100 saddle horses tied to the fences on an average afternoon. In the 1860s, mining carried on, in a large scale, with quicksilver mines operating in many areas of Napa County. The first record of a ship navigating the river was the Susana in 1842, though by 1850 the Dolphin became the first passenger steamship to navigate the Napa River in order to open another path of commerce. In 1869, F. A. Sawyer established Sawyer Tanning Company in Napa and was joined in the business by his father B. F. Sawyer a year later. It went on to become the largest tannery west of the Mississippi River. The world-famous Nappa leather or Napa leather was invented by Emanuel Manasse inNapa in 1875 while working at the SawyerTanning Company. The Napa State Hospital received its first patients in 1876. It became popular after its debut on February 13, 1880, with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore.


Napa was the first location in California to be part of the North Coast American Viticultural Area. Napa has a Mediterranean climate similar to many other parts of Northern California. The hottest temperature recorded in Napa was 114 °F (46 °C) on September 6, 2022. The most rainfall in one year was 51.24 inches (1,301 mm) in 1983 and the least amount of rainfall was 6.74 inches (171mm) in 2013. The Napa River Flood Project has been in progress since the late 1990s, with the goal of mitigating the risk of flooding along a 6-mile (9.7 km) stretch of the river. Only about 9% of Napa's acres are planted to grapes. The city has a total area of 18.1 square miles (47 km²), of which 17.8 squaremile (46 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.78km²) (1.69%) is water. The rainy season is from October to April and occasionally into May. Snow is rare. The fall is pleasant and many people come to visit Napa at this time. Wildfires are typically a problem during the summer months. The winters are quite wet and cool and flooding can be a major problem. Nighttime temperatures often drop below freezing. The coldest temperature recorded was 14 °f (10 °C), on December 22, 1990, while the hottest temperature was 114 °F (46 °C).


The 2010 United States Census reported that Napa had a population of 76,915. The population was spread out, with 18,848 people (24.5%) under the age of 18, 6,724 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 20,933 people (27.2%) aged 25 to 44, 19,919 people (25.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 10,491 people (13.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. There were 30,149 housing units at an average density of 1,661.4 per square mile (641.5/km²), of which 16,148 (57.3%) were owner-occupied, and 12,018 (42.7) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rateWas 5.7%. 41,591 people (54.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupant housing units and 34,087 people (44.3% of population) live in rental housing units. The average household size was2.69; the average family size was 3.25. The median age was 37.4 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 75,678 people (98.4%) lived in households, 568 (0.7%), and 669 (0,9%) were institutionalized. The racial makeup of Napa was 57,754 (75.1%) White, 486 (0.,6%) African American, 637 (0, 8%) Native American, 1,755 (2.3%), 13,256 (17.2%), and 2,883 (3.7%).


Napa's economy is characterized by its position as one of the principal cities of Wine Country. A significant portion of jobs in the city relating to wineries, restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. The town's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020, lists the top ten employers in the City of Napa as the following: The Doctors Company, Treasury Wine Estates, The Napa Valley Business Park, Napa State Hospital, and Napa County Airport. The city is home to the California Winegrowers Association, a trade group for wineries and other wineries. The California Wine Growers Association is the state's largest trade group, with more than 2,000 members. The group has more than 1,000 employees, including more than 100 wineries in the Napa area. The association's president says the city's wine industry is one of its biggest contributors to the economy. Napa is the only city in California with a population of more than one million people, making it one of only a handful of cities in the U.S. that has a population in excess of one million. It is the largest city in the Wine Country region of California, followed by Sonoma and Yountville. The state's wine production industry is the second-largest in the state, after Sonoma, with over 1,500 employees. The wine industry has been the largest employer in Napa since it began in the 1970s and 1980s. In the last decade, the number of employees has increased by more than 20%.


In the California State Legislature, Napa is in the 3rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Dodd. In the U.S. House of Representatives, NapA is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson. Napa has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the Central Coast region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The town has a reputation for being a hotbed of illegal activity. It has been home to a number of high-profile figures, including former President George W. Bush and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It also has been the site of a failed bid for the presidency by Barack Obama in 2008. The city has a history of being home to some of the country's most prominent figures, such as former President Bill Clinton and former Gov. George H.W. Bush. It was also the scene of the assassination of Sen. John F. Kennedy in 1963. The current mayor of Napa, Tom Steyer, is a former member of the California Senate and a former mayor of San Francisco. The community has a long history of hosting major events, including the World Series and the Winter Olympics. The area has also hosted the Winter Games and the Summer Olympics, as well as the Winter Paralympic Games and other major international events. In 2010, the city hosted the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which was attended by President Barack Obama and other dignitaries.


Napa is also served by several airports: Oakland and San Francisco International 50 miles (80 km) to the south, Sonoma County 30 miles (48 km) northwest, and Sacramento International Airport 65 miles (105 km) northeast. The Valley Intercity Neighborhood Express, more commonly known by the acronym "VINE Transit", is the public transportation service for Napa as well as Napa County. The VINE has extensive service throughout the county and has connections to other public transportation systems in the nearby counties.Evans Transportation provides daily service to and from Oakland International Airport andSan Francisco International Airport daily from Napa at their main office on CA-29. The Napa Wine Country is located to the north of the city, and the Napa Valley Wine Country to the east. The city is also connected to Vallejo and the East Bay Area to the west and Fairfield and Interstate 80 and US-101 to the northeast. It is located in the wine-growing region known as the "Napa Wine Country" and is home to some of the world's most famous wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. The town is also home to the famous Napa Winery, one of the oldest wineries in the U.S., which dates back to the 17th century. It was founded in 18th century and is located on the banks of the San Francisco Bay. It has been the site of several wine-making festivals, including the first in 1875.

Sister cities

Napa's sister cities are: Casablanca, Chile, Iwanuma, Japan, Launceston, Australia, and Launcesto, Australia. Napa is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It also has a chapter in the American Museum of Natural History, which was established in 1872. The city's motto is: "Napa is the City of the Arts and Science" The town's name is derived from the French city of Napa, which means "beautiful city" or "city" in French. It is also known as Napa Valley or Napa City. The town has a long history of being associated with the arts and sciences. It was founded in 1876 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Van Damme, who visited Napa in the 17th century. In 1881, Napa was granted city status by the French government. The name was changed to Napa Town in 1881. It has been named after the town's founder, Jean-Francois Napa (1776-1881). The town is located on the banks of the San Francisco River. It's located in the Pacific Ocean, about 30 miles from the city of San Francisco. The community is known as the "Trio de Niro" (pronounced "trio-niro") and is known for its art and culture. The village's name means "three rivers" or sometimes "the three rivers" in Spanish.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Napa, Napa County, California = 96.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 90. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Napa = 5.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 79,246 individuals with a median age of 36.6 age the population grows by 3.67% in Napa, Napa County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,348.04 residents per square mile of area (1,678.80/km²). There are average 2.64 people per household in the 28,016 households with an average household income of $62,828 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.40% of the available work force and has dropped -6.52% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.56%. The number of physicians in Napa per 100,000 population = 294.5.


The annual rainfall in Napa = 24.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 63. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 260. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 37.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Napa, Napa County, California which are owned by the occupant = 58.80%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $312,440 and home appreciation of -21.34%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.81 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,136 per student. There are 20.3 students for each teacher in the school, 21772 students for each Librarian and 1659 students for each Counselor. 8.70% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.97% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.26% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Napa's population in Napa County, California of 4,036 residents in 1900 has increased 19,63-fold to 79,246 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.26% female residents and 49.74% male residents live in Napa, Napa County, California.

    As of 2020 in Napa, Napa County, California are married and the remaining 42.94% are single population.

  • 25.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Napa require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.51% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.22% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.76% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.53% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Napa, Napa County, California, 58.80% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.76% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.45% are vacant.

  • The 36.96% of the population in Napa, Napa County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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