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 95.07% 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 (26.12%), sales jobs (14.31%), and business and financial occupations (11.80%).

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: 8.79% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Danville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Danville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Danville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.33 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Danville is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Danville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Danville. 64.24% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Danville in 2010 was $65,783, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,132 for a family of four.

Danville is a somewhat 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 French .

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