Danville, CA
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Danville is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 44,786 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Danville is the 199th largest community in California.

Danville home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Danville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Danville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Danville is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Danville who work in management occupations (23.88%), sales jobs (14.27%), and business and financial occupations (9.88%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Danville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.23% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Danville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Danville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Danville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Danville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Danville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Danville, the average commute to work is 31.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Danville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Danville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Danville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Danville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.36% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Danville in 2010 was $72,818, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $291,272 for a family of four.

Danville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Danville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Danville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Danville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Danville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.