Danville, CA
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Danville is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 44,400 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 93.28% 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 (25.24%), sales jobs (13.83%), and business and financial occupations (10.31%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.95% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Danville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Danville, the average commute to work is 30.73 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.

If knowledge is power, Danville is a pretty powerful place. 65.17% 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 2010 was $66,136, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,544 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 Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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