A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,589
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

American Canyon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    102
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469
    1
  • Theft
    2,383
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,997
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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American Canyon Reviews

63 reviews
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I have been a resident in American Canyon since 2003 and have grown to love this town. My children attend the elementary school and middle school. They are getting a great education with resource support as needed. There are good family restaurants located close. Traffic through town can be slow as the highway is the main road to get to Northern Napa County. I feel safe in this family community. We have beautiful parks and trials to maintain a healthy living. Love this town!
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American Canyon has been home to my family and I for the past 17 years. After moving from the city of Oakland we decided we wanted an area that was safe and quite. The town definitely met those criteria and we made this place home. The area we live in has all the amenities such as, grocery markets, gas stations, convenience stores, gyms, public parks, and etc. We haven't thought twice about moving and we continue to love the community.
My time in American canyon though brief was a memorable experience. There was a new housing development being constructed and a raffle was being conducted, where my newly married mother decided to apply for one of the new homes. There was a stroke of luck and they won. A few months later when the house was finished we all moved out of our tiny apartment to our first home. At the current time jobs in the area were scarce. I was lucky enough to find employment at the Fairfield inn and suite by Marriott just down the road. The town and environment is one of fresh new ideas and for most people a fresh new start.