American Canyon 66 Average
American Canyon Livability #613 ranked city in California#16,442 ranked city in the USARanks better than 43% of areas
A- American Canyon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F American Canyon Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than California
American Canyon
14646% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
American Canyon cost of living
C- American Canyon Crime Total crime is 12% lower than California
Total crime
2,2604% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 454% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
American Canyon crime
C- American Canyon Employment Household income is 31% higher than California
Median household income
$83,67351% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,5963% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
American Canyon employment
D American Canyon Housing Home value is 9% lower than California
Median home value
$374,200103% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,61670% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%20% higher than the US average
American Canyon real estate or American Canyon rentals
D American Canyon Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than California
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
American Canyon K-12 schools
A+ American Canyon User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in American Canyon
Overall user rating
87% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
92% 3 total surveys
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      Living in American Canyon, CA

      American Canyon is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 20,334 people. American Canyon has a population density of 3,343 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (40%) and Asian (35%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of American Canyon. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of American Canyon are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 22% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 75% of the population considered married and 48% with kids under the age of 18, American Canyon could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in American Canyon could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around American Canyon, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like weather, employment, housing and more.

      American Canyon, CA receives 64 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #757 in California and #19,303 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that American Canyon ranks very well for amenities (A-) and weather (B). There are some categories that American Canyon scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., American Canyon has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Assuming that American Canyon meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in American Canyon. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in American Canyon are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in American Canyon come in at $374,200, which is 8.6% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In American Canyon, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 29.7% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in American Canyon were 8.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.9%.

      American Canyon transportation information

      StatisticAmerican CanyonCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.2%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The American Canyon, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).