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Napa County, California

Napa County is a county located northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. As of 2000 the population is 124,279. The county seat is Napa.

Napa County is world-famous for its wine industry.


Napa County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Lake County in 1861.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,042 km² (788 mi²). 1,952 km² (754 mi²) of it is land and 89 km² (35 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.38% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 124,279 people, 45,402 households, and 30,691 families residing in the county. The population density is 64/km² (165/mi²). There are 48,554 housing units at an average density of 25/km² (64/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 79.98% White, 1.32% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 2.97% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 10.95% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. 23.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 45,402 households out of which 31.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.16.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $51,738, and the median income for a family is $61,410. Males have a median income of $42,137 versus $31,781 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,395. 8.30% of the population and 5.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.60% are under the age of 18 and 5.60% are 65 or older.

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