Yountville, California

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Yountville
Center of Yountville
Center of Yountville
Location in Napa County and the state of California
Location in Napa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°24′11″N 122°21′44″W / 38.40306°N 122.36222°W / 38.40306; -122.36222Coordinates: 38°24′11″N 122°21′44″W / 38.40306°N 122.36222°W / 38.40306; -122.36222
Country United States
State California
CountyNapa
IncorporatedFebruary 4, 1965[1]
Area
 • Total1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land1.49 sq mi (3.85 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0%
Elevation
98 ft (30 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,933
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
2,966
 • Density1,994.62/sq mi (769.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
94599
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-86930
GNIS feature ID1652660
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Yountville (/ˈjɔːntvɪl/ or /ˈjntvɪl/) is an incorporated town in Napa County, in California's Wine Country. 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.

Yountville is a noted destination for gourmet diners, and has two Michelin-starred restaurants, The French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro.

History[edit]

Yountville was named after George C. Yount in 1867. Previously the town was named Sebastopol in 1855. However, a town in nearby Sonoma County had already laid claim to this name, so the town was renamed after George Yount's death.

Restaurants[edit]

Among the restaurants in Yountville is The French Laundry, 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 2015 also include Bouchon, another Thomas Keller Restaurant. Two other Yountville restaurants have Michelin's "Bib Gourmand" rating: Philippe Jeanty's Bistro Jeanty and Redd Wood.

Gourmet dining in Yountville dates to 1977, when Philippe Jeanty opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon, owned by French champagne house Moët & Chandon.

With more than one Michelin star per 1,000 residents, Yountville claims the most Michelin stars per capita of anywhere in North America.[4]

Economy[edit]

Major employers in Yountville include the Veterans Home of California and The Vintage Estate.[5] Domaine Chandon California is located directly outside city limits.[6]

Geography[edit]

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.[7]

Climate data for Yountville, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 56
(13)
62
(17)
65
(18)
70
(21)
76
(24)
83
(28)
87
(31)
87
(31)
85
(29)
77
(25)
65
(18)
56
(13)
72
(22)
Average low °F (°C) 38
(3)
40
(4)
42
(6)
43
(6)
47
(8)
51
(11)
53
(12)
52
(11)
51
(11)
47
(8)
42
(6)
38
(3)
45
(7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 6.02
(153)
6.15
(156)
4.39
(112)
1.78
(45)
1.06
(27)
.19
(4.8)
0
(0)
.09
(2.3)
.24
(6.1)
1.64
(42)
3.86
(98)
6.21
(158)
31.63
(804.2)
Source: [8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880256
1890231−9.8%
19702,332
19802,89324.1%
19903,25912.7%
20002,916−10.5%
20102,9330.6%
2019 (est.)2,966[3]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Welcome to Yountville sign

At the 2010 census 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 people (9.9%).[10]

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, 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 one person and 257 (24.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 1.85. There were 498 families (47.4% of households); the average family size was 2.53.

The age distribution was 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 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, of the occupied units 688 (65.5%) were owner-occupied and 362 (34.5%) were rented. 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.

Government[edit]

The Town of Yountville has a council–manager form of government.[11] The Town Council consists of Mayor John F. Dunbar (elected November 2014; term expires November 2018), Vice Mayor Marita Dorenbecher (term expires November 2018), Council Member Marjorie "Margie" Mohler (term expires November 2020), Council Member Jeffrey Durham (term expires November 2020) and Council Member Kerri Dorman (term expires November 2018).[12] The Town Manager is Steven Rogers.[11]

State and federal representation[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Yountville is in the 3rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Dodd, and in the 4th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Cecilia Aguiar-Curry.[13]

In the United States House of Representatives, Yountville is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.[14]

Yountville vote
by party in presidential elections[15]
Year Democratic Republican
2016 65.6% 1,059 29.2% 471
2012 64.3% 1,061 33.9% 560
2008 65.8% 1,227 31.7% 590
2004 65.0% 606 32.9% 307
2000 59.1% 1,019 34.4% 593
1996 56.7% 657 30.0% 348
1992 52.6% 689 23.7% 310
1988 57.4% 701 41.5% 507
1984 54.6% 649 44.5% 529
1980 47.5% 594 40.0% 500
1976 54.8% 612 42.7% 476
1972 47.1% 521 50.5% 559
1968 62.1% 639 29.8% 307

Other attractions[edit]

Old rail station
Vine Trail Bike Path map

International relations[edit]

Yountville has the following sister cities:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Visit Yountville in Napa Valley - Shopping & Restaurants". www.visitnapavalley.com. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ Economic Reports
  6. ^ Register Staff (July 16, 2015). "Napa County, Yountville to discuss Domaine Chandon". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  7. ^ USGS report
  8. ^ "Monthly Averages for Yountville, CA (94599)". The Weather Channel. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Yountville city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Town Manager's Office". Town of Yountville. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Mayor and Council Members". Town of Yountville. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "California's 5th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  15. ^ https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/prior-elections/statewide-election-results/
  16. ^ "Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery in Yountville, California - Find A Grave Cemetery". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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