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 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.

In Danville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

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.