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Overview

Introduction to Danville, California

Danville, California, in Contra Costa county, is 6 miles SE of Walnut Creek, California (center to center) and 14 miles E of Oakland, California. The town is situated in the San Ramon Valley. The impressive Mount Diablo offers a picturesque background. It's regarded as an affluent community and includes exclusive country clubs and expensive homes. The downtown has a rustic charm and numerous small shops.

A large number of old homes have been preserved and protected. The downtown has strong restrictions regarding large developments. It's home to the headquarters of Advanta Energy Corp and includes numerous investment firms.

The Danville area was part of the notable Mexican Land Grant named Rancho San Ramon. Daniel Inman and his brother Andrew purchased a large acreage in 1854 with money they made during the gold rush. The town began as a farming community, primarily growing wheat then changed over to producing fruits and nuts in 1891 after the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The raising of cattle and sheep were significant factors for the economy. Danville was developed as a residential community beginning in 1947.

Danville Attractions

  • San Ramon Valley Museum.
  • Village Theater features Broadway shows.
  • Danville International Children's Film Festival.
  • Hot Summer Nights.
  • Fall Arts Festival.
  • Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site was the home of the American Nobel Prize winning playwright.
  • Art in the Park.
  • Danville Fall Crafts Festival is a popular event.
  • Antique & Art Faire.
  • Danville's Old Town Hall.
  • Blackhawk Automotive Museum.
  • Movies on the Green attracts a large crowd.

Danville Activities

The Iron Horse Regional Trail traverses through the town and includes bicycle riding and hiking trails. Mount Diablo State Park is a vast acreage and features the impressive Mount Diablo. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness includes a narrow valley which is home to a horse stable. Some of the hiking trails have steep areas. Equestrians are allowed on the trails. Notable wineries are nearby. Residents can easily travel to San Francisco and enjoy a variety of activities and professional sports teams.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,758
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+19,098
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married63.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.4%
Median Earnings25+$91,462
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$50,096
Median Earnings With High School Degree$54,740

Wealth

Median Family Income$165,955
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone19.4%
Median Gross Rent$2,359
Median House Value$919,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.8%
German17.8%
Irish15%
English11.7%
Italian9.7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish3%
Polish2.9%
Russian2.2%
Portuguese2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Norwegian2%
Iranian1.9%
Dutch1.4%
Arab1%
Croatian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Danishn0.8%
African0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Czech0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Afghan)0.4%
US/American0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Zimbabwean0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Danville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94526, 94506
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.81
Approximate Longitude-121.97

Danville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip23.9 inches
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clayton11,655$148,832
Dublin54,523$141,035
Lafayette25,381$184,101
Moraga16,977$169,375
San Ramon74,366$153,296
Walnut Creek67,568$116,705

Danville Public Schools

Infant- Pre
699 Old Orchard Dr.
ZIP: 93526
Creekside Elementary
6011 Massara St.
ZIP: 94506
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
Diablo Vista Middle
4100 Camino Tassajara
ZIP: 94506
Middle
Total Enrollment 941
Sycamore Valley Elementary
2200 Holbrook Dr.
ZIP: 94506
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Tassajara Hills Elementary
4675 Camino Tassajara Rd.
ZIP: 94506
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Charlotte Wood Middle
600 El Capitan Dr.
ZIP: 94526
Middle
Total Enrollment 1110
Del Amigo High (continuation)
189 Del Amigo Rd.
ZIP: 94526
High
Total Enrollment 54
Green Valley Elementary
1001 Diablo Rd.
ZIP: 94526
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Greenbrook Elementary
1475 Harlan Dr.
ZIP: 94526
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
John Baldwin Elementary
741 Brookside Dr.
ZIP: 94526
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Los Cerros Middle
968 Blemer Rd.
ZIP: 94526
Middle
Total Enrollment 652
Montair Elementary
300 Quinterra Ln.
ZIP: 94526
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Monte Vista High
3131 Stone Valley Rd.
ZIP: 94526
High
Total Enrollment 2255
San Ramon Valley High
501 Danville Blvd.
ZIP: 94526
High
Total Enrollment 2182
Vista Grande Elementary
667 Diablo Rd.
ZIP: 94526
Primary
Total Enrollment 672

Danville Private Schools

The Athenian School
2100 Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd
ZIP: 94506
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 472
Danville Montessori School
919 Camino Ramon
ZIP: 94526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Fountainhead Montessori School - Danville
939 El Pintado Rd
ZIP: 94526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
San Ramon Valley Christian Academy
220 W El Pintado
ZIP: 94526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 342
St Isidore School
435 La Gonda Way
ZIP: 94526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 640
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