American Canyon, California

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American Canyon (previously known as Napa Junction[2]) is a city located in southern Napa County, California, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of San Francisco. It is part of the Napa, California Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2008, the population was estimated at 16,315, up sharply from the 2000 census population of 9,774. Its zip code is 94503, and its area code is 707. It is in the Pacific Time time zone and observes daylight-saving time.

The city was incorporated in 1992.



American Canyon is located at 38°10′5″N 122°15′9″W / 38.16806°N 122.2525°W / 38.16806; -122.2525 (38.168059, -122.252589)[3]. American Canyon is bounded geographically by the Napa River to the west, the foothills of the Sulfur Springs Mountains to the east, Vallejo and Solano County to the south and vineyards and the Napa County Airport (IATA airport code APC) to the north. American Canyon Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, runs through the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²).


American Canyon is the second most populous city in Napa County, after the City of Napa. The 2000 census[4] reported 9774 people in the city, organized into 3209 households and 2451 families. The U. S. Census Bureau estimates the population of the city as 16,315 as of 2008, an increase of 67%.

The 2000 population density was 2,368.0 people per square mile (913.7/km²). There were 3274 housing units at an average density of 793.2/sq mi (306.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.2% White, 16.16% Asian, 7.34% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 1.29% Pacific Islander, 8.65% from other races, and 6.56% from two or more races. 17.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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