Napa 70 Average
Napa Livability #448 ranked city in California#12,552 ranked city in the USARanks better than 57% of areas
A+ Napa Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Napa Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than California
15656% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Napa cost of living
C+ Napa Crime Total crime is 21% lower than California
Total crime
2,02814% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5014% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Napa crime
C Napa Employment Household income is 11% higher than California
Median household income
$71,08728% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,07014% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%5% lower than the US average
Napa employment
C- Napa Housing Home value is 16% higher than California
Median home value
$476,800158% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,42850% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Napa real estate or Napa rentals
D Napa Schools HS graduation rate is equal to California
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:115% higher than the US average
Napa K-12 schools
A- Napa User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Napa
Overall user rating
78% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
74% 7 total surveys
all Napa poll results

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      Living in Napa, CA

      Located in the state of California, Napa is a moderately-sized city with a population of 79,567 residents. Napa has a population density of 4,433 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 77%, the majority of the Napa population is White; this is followed by 3% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Napa are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 33% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 76% of the population considered married and 54% with kids under the age of 18, Napa could be considered a very suitable city for families.

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

      With a livability score of 67/100, Napa is ranked #15,357 in the United States and #554 in California. For each of the livability categories, we know that Napa ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Napa. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and education (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Napa on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Platypus Wine Tours, Beau Wine Private Tours - Napa Valley, and Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

      Assuming that Napa meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Napa. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Napa are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Napa come in at $476,800, which is 16.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Napa, the home price to income ratio is 6.7, which is 4.7% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Napa area were 4.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Napa transportation information

      Average one way commute22min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.8%5.4%4.6%

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