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Danville’s Demographics and Population

Danville located in California’s San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County is home to just over 42,000 people, per the figures collected during the 2010 U.S. Census. Since the town was incorporated in 1984, its population has increased by 25%. Danville’s proximity to San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area makes it a very desirable location and home to some very exclusive real estate.

Danville’ zip code ranks 41st among the most expensive zip codes in America according to finance magazine, Businessweek. In addition Danville is among California’s 25 wealthiest cities, and has a reputation of being among the wealthiest suburbs of San Francisco’s East Bay Area. 

Most Danville residents are employed in the Northern California area, while a fair number commute as far as San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Danville is a short distance from major commercial and technology centers in the San Francisco Bay Area such as Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sunnyvale which are some of the larger cities in the East Bay and South Bay.

The majority of Danville’s residents, just over 83 percent, are Caucasian. Ten percent of the town’s residents are of Asian descent, making up the second largest ethnic group in Danville. Latinos and people of Hispanic descent comprise the third largest ethnic group in Danville. African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islands and a variety of other ethnic groups make up the rest of the town’s population.

With the heavy concentration of expensive real estate in Danville, nearly 85 percent of residents own their own homes. In contrast, renting in Danville is less prevalent with less than 16 percent of the residents identifying themselves renters.

Danville is a family-oriented town. The numbers speak for themselves. Nearly seven out of every 10 Danville households are made up of married couples. Less than 20 percent of the homes in Danville are occupied by single people. Thirty nine percent of the more than 15,000 households have children under the age of 18 residing in them.

As a result, public services and activities for children are a big part of life in Danville. There are many schools, parks, and family-friendly activities in Danville for residents and visitors to enjoy. The weekly Farmers Market on Saturday near the San Ramon Valley Museum is a favorite shopping and gathering place for the community who come out to buy fresh local produce and foods. The Danville Library also hosts many reading events and educational programs for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and seniors. And for a great way to get to know our town better, you can go on walking tours put together by the Danville Historical Society. The walks will take you by the famous historical sites and landmarks that shaped Danville into what it is today.

Danville, California is a rare and unique community that has local charm, warm hospitality, and some of the best outdoor and recreational areas in the region.

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