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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
American Canyon is a suburb of Vallejo with a population of 20,306. American Canyon is in Napa County. Living in American Canyon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In American Canyon there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in American Canyon and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in American Canyon are highly rated.
About American Canyon...
Population
20,306

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$468,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,769
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,529.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in American Canyon

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,247
National
$55,322
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Loved it, now hate it.1 crowded grocery store, 2 lg apartments built n yr adding 2 crowded schools. 750K hm, cant park n front, 2 many "low income" apartment ppl w/4+ cars, use 3 blocks as parking storage, preventing st cleaning, sweeper stop coming 2 yrs ago, st filty. Cops called every 72 hrs 2 tag cars. Hm owners making 2 car driveways n2 3 car driveways by getting rid of trees& parts of backyards. Garbage cans skipped bcs apartment ppl puts cans on sidewalk or park 2 close. Strawberry field closed 2 built hotel! Traffic sucks! Rd near high school/future middle school will b open soon way 2 think about the kids! "Free" community events were great, now overcrowded by outsiders, AmCan residents r charged 4 "fast pass" 2 enjoy our community events.Speeders, ppl doing donuts, loaded gun found n neighbors yard. Neighbor house shot w/stray bullet, car shot w/b.b. gun. Cars vandalized/broken n2. Apartment ppl park across hm owners driveways! Could go on&on! Y'all can have this city!
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This place is my home. I have no bad things to say about it. There are great houses, great people, great schools, etc. There is a lot of diversity among the type of people who live in American Canyon. There are very good restaurants to go and grab a bite to eat such as Crave, Peking Express, and Quickly's. Those are some of my favorites. The schools are also very good. The elementary schools are Napa Junction, Canyon Oaks, and Donaldson Way. There is one middle school that is called American Canyon Middle School. Another middle school is being built and is almost close to being open. There is one high school called American Canyon High School. It is a very beautiful campus. It is ranked number 6 among the most picturesque high schools in the United States.