American Canyon, CA
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American Canyon is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,554 people and five constituent neighborhoods, American Canyon is the 316th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in American Canyon was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local American Canyon economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in American Canyon, where the median household income is $81,955.00.

Housing costs in American Canyon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, American Canyon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, American Canyon is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in American Canyon who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), healthcare (11.26%), and sales jobs (8.69%).

Also of interest is that American Canyon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in American Canyon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.81 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, American Canyon is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.69% of adults in American Canyon have a college degree.

The per capita income in American Canyon in 2010 was $28,451, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,804 for a family of four. However, American Canyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

American Canyon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call American Canyon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of American Canyon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. American Canyon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in American Canyon include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

American Canyon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.01%.

The most common language spoken in American Canyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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