American Canyon

52 reviews
  1. Town in California
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$315,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,592
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

American Canyon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    182
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    10
    37
  • Robbery
    79
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    481
    575
  • Theft
    2,154
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,955
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

52 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    22
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    1
Living in American Canyon has been great. I used to live in Vallejo, CA where there was many crimes and at times I was afraid to go around in the city because of what could happen to me. Moving to American Canyon has been a great decision for my family. I always feel safe in this in this small because of the people that live here and the police that keeps this town safe. I currently live about 2 minutes away from the police station so if I happen to have an emergency I know that they will be here on time. If I had the chance to move again I would definitely still move to American Canyon. This town has been growing over the last couple years and continues to grow as we speak. I would definitely recommend anyone to come live here
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
American Canyon is a small and open area. Everyone is very friendly and open hearted especially since it is a small suburb. I would chose to live here again because I would want my children to be in an environment of safety and comfort. American Canyon encourages safety and job opportunities, even for minorities.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
American Canyon is a very safe place. It is known for its police being very strict and I believe that is a good thing. If people respect your city law enforcement that will cause people to think twice about committing a crime. I myself am very cautious because of the police as they are always around. Especially around when school get out they are always looking after the kids as they want everyone to be safe and that drivers are respected the laws of the road. There has never been a time where i doubted the law enforcement of American Canyon
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago