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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-
Napa is a town in California with a population of 79,516. Napa is in Napa County. Living in Napa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Napa there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Napa and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Napa are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$581,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,614
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    208.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,015.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    210.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Napa

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,418
National
$55,322
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My time in the napa valley has been rewarding and also has Been my home for forty blessed years. I attended grammar school middle and High school. Also I have had the Players sports since I was 5. It is a safe and flourishing town. For all ages and diverse backgrounds, events, churches and other worship/spiritual groups. Wineries restaurants, parks, clubs, private and public schools including Jc college. Outreach and many different jobs and career opportunity for all ages! Restate is wonderful ! I am very lucky to have Happily and proudly been able to have Napa Valley as my home and shaping me in to a well rounded women.
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I am pretty satisfied with Napa. The schools are good, the community is great, but traffic, gas, and the roads are just brutal! Everywhere I drive the road is bumpy and nothing is smooth. Gas is way overpriced and is ridiculous. It is incredible on how much we Californians can get scammed with everything. I just wish the roads didn’t take so long to fix and that traffic wasn’t so brutal.
Napa is my home. I would like to live here forever. The wine and food are unparalleled to anywhere else. It is small and generally safe. I can walk downtown and enjoy tasting rooms or any number of delicious restaurants. However, because our economy is based on tourism it is difficult financially to move forward. Mom and pop shops struggle to survive because the rent is so high. That goes the same for the housing markets. Regularly our City council members run their platforms on making this town better for locals, but still the the cost of living goes up.