Angwin, California

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Angwin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, United States. California. It is part of the Napa, California Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,148 at the 2000 census. Its area code is 707. Its two zip codes are 94508 and 94576. It is in the Pacific time zone.

The town was named in 1874 for Edwin Angwin who ran a resort on the land the town now occupies.[1] Edwin Angwin (1841–1919) was a native of St. Agnes, Cornwall. Angwin is a Cornish surname (see Cornish surnames) meaning "the white" (an = the; gwynn = white) and is comparable to the English surname "White."

Angwin is home to a large community of Seventh-day Adventists, who founded a local private liberal arts college known as Pacific Union College.



Angwin is located at 38°34′28″N 122°26′53″W / 38.57444°N 122.44806°W / 38.57444; -122.44806 (38.574506, -122.448072).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²), all of it land.


Angwin's Pacific Union College has maintained a National Weather Service cooperative weather station since 1940. Average January temperatures are a maximum of 52.2 °F (11.2 °C) and a minimum of 37.9 °F (3.3 °C). There are an average of 35.3 days with highs of 90.0 °F (32.2 °C) or higher and 25.1 days with lows of 32.0 °F (0.0 °C) or lower. The record high temperature was 110 °F (43 °C) on July 15, 1972. The record low temperature was 14 °F (−10 °C) on December 9, 1972.

Average annual precipitation is 40.60 inches (103.1 cm). The wettest year was 1983 with 88.89 inches (225.8 cm) and the dryest year was 1990 with 19.00 inches (48.3 cm). The most precipitation in one month was 30.44 inches (77.3 cm) in December 1955. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 7.40 inches (18.8 cm) on February 17, 1986.

Average annual snowfall is 2.0 inches (5.1 cm). The most snow in one year was 23.3 inches (59 cm) in 1952, including 12.8 inches (33 cm) in January.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,148 people, 811 households, and 587 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 643.5 people per square mile (248.6/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 178.7/sq mi (69.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.57% White, 3.27% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 10.29% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 5.43% from other races, and 4.51% from two or more races. 12.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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