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Danville, CA
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Living in Danville


Danville is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 43,582 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Danville is the 206th 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 94.57% 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 (21.35%), sales jobs (14.04%), and business and financial occupations (11.18%).

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.

Of important note, Danville is also a town of artists. Danville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Danville’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.01% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Danville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Danville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Danville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.98 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Danville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Danville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Danville is a pretty powerful place. 68.60% of the adults in Danville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Danville in 2018 was $81,452, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $325,808 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Danville's cultural character, accounting for 16.48% of the town’s population.

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