St. Helena, California

St. Helena, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of St. Helena

settlement_type = City

map_caption = Location in Napa County and the state of California
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Napa
government_footnotes = [cite web|url=|title=City of St. Helena]
government_type = Council-manager
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Del Britton
leader_title1 = Vice Mayor
leader_name1 = Joe Potter
leader_title2 = City Manager
leader_name2 = Bert Johansson
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = March 24, 1876
established_title3 = Re-incorporated
established_date3 = May 14, 1889
area_magnitude =
area_footnotes = GR|2
area_total_km2 = 12.3
area_total_sq_mi = 4.74
area_land_km2 = 12.2
area_land_sq_mi = 4.71
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.02
area_water_percent = 0.4
elevation_ft = 253
elevation_m = 77
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|277588|Saint Helena]
population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes = GR|2
population_total = 5950
population_metro =
population_density_sq_mi = 1263
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 38 |latm = 30 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 28 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 94574
area_code = 707
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-64140
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 277588
website =
footnotes =

St. Helena (pronounced saint he-LEE-na) is a city in Napa County, California, United States. It is part of the Napa, California Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its area code 707. Its zip code is 94574. It is in the Pacific time zone. The population was 5,950 at the 2000 census.

Ellen White, co-founder of Seventh-day Adventism, had a home called "Elmshaven" near St. Helena, beginning in 1900. She died there in 1915 and the site is now a National Historic Landmark.

The St. Helena AVA is in the region.


St. Helena is located at coor dms|38|30|10|N|122|28|11|W|city (38.502858, -122.469648)GR|1. The city has a total area of convert|4.74|sqmi|km2|1|lk=on|abbr=on. Of that, convert|4.71|sqmi|km2|1|abbr=on is land and convert|0.02|sqmi|km2|1|abbr=on (0.4%) is water.GR|2St. Helena is also home to town football hero Patrick Harrison; Who went on to play at Cal Poly on scholarship.


The National Weather Service has a cooperative weather station in St. Helena. Winters are cool and wet, while summers have hot days and cool nights with little precipitation. Average January temperatures range from convert|56.8|°F|°C|abbr=on to convert|36.4|°F|°C|abbr=on. Average July temperatures range from convert|89.8|°F|°C|abbr=on to convert|52.7|°F|°C|abbr=on. There are an average of 55.7 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher and an average of 34.7 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower. The record high temperature was convert|115|°F|°C|abbr=on on July 13, 1972, and the record low temperature was convert|11|°F|°C|abbr=on on December 11, 1932.

Average annual precipitation is convert|35.10|in|mm. There are an average of 68 days with measurable precipitation. The wettest year was 1983 with convert|75.40|in|mm and the dryest year was 1976 with convert|10.41|in|mm. The wettest month on record was February 1986 with convert|25.60|in|mm. The most rainfall in 24 hours was convert|6.83|in|mm on January 21, 1967. Although snow rarely falls in St. Helena, there is an annual average snowfall of convert|0.2|in|mm|sing=on. The most snowfall in one month was convert|4.0|in|mm, recorded in January 1974 and again in March 1976. The most snowfall in 24 hours was convert|4.0|in|mm on March 2, 1976. [Western Regional Climate Center website]


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,950 people, 2,380 households, and 1,482 families residing in the city. The population density was 1263/sq mi (488/km²). There were 2,707 housing units at an average density of 575/sq mi (222/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.35% White, 0.44% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 13.21% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.42% of the population.

There were 2,380 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,902, and the median income for a family was $68,831. Males had a median income of $43,190 versus $35,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,971. About 5.7% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature St. Helena is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 7th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans. Federally, St. Helena is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url= | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.

External links

* - government site
* - chamber of commerce site
* - website of The Culinary Institute of America, located convert|0.25|mi|km|1|lk=on|abbr=on north of town


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