|Town of Yountville|
|Napa County and the state of California|
|• Total||1.531 sq mi (3.966 km2)|
|• Land||1.531 sq mi (3.966 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||98 ft (30 m)|
|• Density||1,900/sq mi (740/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652660|
Yountville (// or //) is an incorporated town in Napa County, California, United States. It is in the North Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 2,933 at the 2010 census. Almost one third of the town's population lives on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California.
The town's name is derived from the name of early pioneer George Calvert Yount. Yount was considered responsible for establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley.
Located in the heart of the Napa Valley wine growing region, Yountville is the home of the French Laundry, a gourmet restaurant owned by chef Thomas Keller, with a three star rating from the Michelin Guide, and a two-time winner of the title "best restaurant in the world" by "The Worlds 50 Best" restaurant rating organization. Keller also owns another restaurant in Yountville, Ad Hoc. Michelin one star restaurants in Yountville for 2011 are Bouchon, Richard Reddington's Redd and Étoile at Domaine Chandon. Two other Yountville restaurants have achieved Michelin's "Bib Gourmand" rating, Philippe Jeanty's Bistro Jeanty and Bottega.
The chef at Bottega is Michael Chiarello, who said: "For those of us that have to commute or run to the airport and back, it’s nice to come to a community that has almost everything you need within 300 yards." 
"To stroll downtown Yountville today is to thumb through the pages of a Zagat guide."  Gourmet dining in Yountville dates to 1977, when Philippe Jeanty opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon, owned by French champagne house Moët & Chandon.
Despite claims to the contrary, as of 2012, Yountville does not have the most Michelin Stars per capita.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)), all of it land.
Yountville suffered a 5.2 magnitude earthquake on September 3, 2000.
|Climate data for Yountville, California|
|Average high °F (°C)||56
|Average low °F (°C)||38
|Precipitation inches (mm)||6.02
The 2010 United States Census reported that Yountville had a population of 2,933. The population density was 1,915.3 people per square mile (739.5/km²). The racial makeup of Yountville was 2,623 (89.4%) White, 38 (1.3%) African American, 30 (1.0%) Native American, 49 (1.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 92 (3.1%) from other races, and 101 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 289 persons (9.9%).
The Census reported that 1,945 people (66.3% of the population) lived in households, 60 (2.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 928 (31.6%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,050 households, out of which 136 (13.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 418 (39.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 64 (6.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 16 (1.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 48 (4.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 16 (1.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 449 households (42.8%) were made up of individuals and 257 (24.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85. There were 498 families (47.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.53.
The population was spread out with 237 people (8.1%) under the age of 18, 75 people (2.6%) aged 18 to 24, 426 people (14.5%) aged 25 to 44, 767 people (26.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,428 people (48.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 64.0 years. For every 100 females there were 136.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.2 males.
There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 817.6 per square mile (315.7/km²), of which 688 (65.5%) were owner-occupied, and 362 (34.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 1,266 people (43.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 679 people (23.2%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,916 people, 1,048 households, and 553 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,790.8 people per square mile (690.7/km²). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 695.8 per square mile (268.4/km²).
There were 1,048 households out of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.59.
In the town the population was spread out with 11.1% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 17.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 45.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 126.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $46,944, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $46,853 versus $34,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,721. About 5.6% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
The Town of Yountville has a Council-Manager form of government. The Town Council consists of: Mayor John F. Dunbar (elected November 2, 2010 after defeating Robert Stryk; term expires November 2014), Vice Mayor Lewis G. Chilton (term expires November 2016), Council Member Marjorie "Margie" Mohler (term expires November 2016), Council Member Richard Hall (term expires November 2014) and Council Member Marita Dorenbecher (term expires November 2014). The Town Manager is Steven Rogers.
- Bespoke Collection
- Hotel Yountville, a luxury resort
- Napa Valley Museum
- Lincoln Theatre
- The Yountville American Viticultural Area
- The comfort food restaurant, Ad Hoc (also owned by Thomas Keller)
- Cantinetta Piero Italian restaurant in the Hotel Luca
- Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery (also known as the California State Veterans Home Cemetery)
- U.S. Census
- Joe, Satran (December 2011), "Most Michelin-Starred Cities: The 20 Best Restaurant Towns For 2012", Huffington Post
- Lazarus, Anthony (December 14, 2010). "Tiny Napa Valley town has diners seeing stars: Yountville visitors ditch cars and walk to world-class restaurants". The Wall Street Journal - Market Watch (New York). Retrieved December 24, 2010.
- Private-sector employers -- Napa County
- USGS report
- "Monthly Averages for Yountville, CA (94599)". The Weather Channel. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "California's 5th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
- Veterans Home Cemetery
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