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Town of Danville

  •   State: 
    Contra Costa County
      County FIPS: 
    37°49′18″N 122°00′00″W
      Area total: 
    18.08 sq mi (46.82 km²)
      Area land: 
    18.08 sq mi (46.82 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    358 ft (109 m)
    Incorporated July 1, 1982
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Danville, Contra Costa County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,410.78 residents per square mile of area (930.82/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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The Town of Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County, California. It is one of the incorporated municipalities in California that use "town" in their names instead of "city". The population was 43,582 at the 2020 census. Since 2018, for four years in a row, Danville was named "the safest town in California". The Iron Horse Regional Trail runs through Danville. It was first a railroad that has been converted to an 80-foot (24 m) wide corridor of bike and hike trails as well as controlled intersections. The most prominent landmark is the backdrop of Mount Diablo, which stands to the east at 1,849 feet (1,173 m) Danville and Alamo are the unincorporated towns of Alamo, Camore Creek and Tassajara. Danville sits in the uppermost uppermost reaches of the SanRamon Valley and extends into the surrounding hills. According to the affluent suburb of Camino Tassara, the most affluent community in Danville also provides access to the wealthy gated community of Blackhawk. The town is home to the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, Village Theatre and Art Gallery, and the Museum of theSan Ramon valley. The city is located near the San Francisco Bay and the San Diego County line, and is on the Northern California Bay shoreline. The Danville Post Office opened in 1860 with hotel owner Henry W. Harris as the first postmaster. Many early pioneer names appear on the streets and schools, including Baldwin, Harlan, Wood, Love and Hemme.


Danville is the primary city name, but also Blackhawk are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Town of Danville. Danville was first populated by Native Americans who lived near creeks and camped on Mount Diablo in the summer. It was part of Mission San José's grazing land as well as a Mexican land grant called Rancho San Ramon. The Town of Danville switched from wheat to fruits and nuts after the Southern Pacific Railroad built a spur line through the area in 1891. It developed as a residential suburb in 1947 when the first sizable housing tracts were constructed. Many early pioneer names appear on the streets and schools, including Baldwin, Harlan, Wood, Love, Hemme, Boone, Bettencourt and Meese. Danville was ranked as the safest city in California for a fourth year in a row, most recently in 2021. In 2000, Danville's population reached 40,484 and it is now home to more than 40,000 people. The town's population has grown from 2,120 people in 1940 to 4,630 by 1950. It is home to the University of California, San Diego, which was founded in 1859. The city's population is now more than 30,000 and it has a population of more than 50,000. It has been named one of the safest cities in the U.S. by's Best of the West series, which airs on PBS stations from October 1 to November 1. The series is based on a book, "The City That Never Sleeps," by John Sutter, published by Simon & Schuster, and is available on


Danville is set in a narrow section of the San Ramon Valley with the Las Trampas Ridge to the west and the Diablo Range to the east. The most prominent landmark of Danville is the backdrop of Mount Diablo, which stands at 3,849 feet (1,173 m) According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km²) Danville's weather typifies a Mediterranean climate. Summers are long, with hot days and cool nights. Winters are cool, with mild daytime temperatures usually in the 50s, and nighttime temperatures usually above freezing. Like in the rest of the Bay Area, summers in Danville are extremely dry, and it's not uncommon for four to six months to elapse between the last drop of rain in the spring and the firstRain in the fall. The unincorporated town of Alamo sits in the uppermost reaches of theSan Ramon valley and extends into the surrounding hills. San Ram on borders Danville to the south, and the affluent suburb of Blackhawk also borders the town. The town is located in the San Francisco Bay Area's Central Coast region, near San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco. It is located on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley and the northern tip of the Northern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It has a population of around 2,000. The city is home to a number of colleges and universities, many of which are located near Danville.


Danville's 94506 is the 14th wealthiest zip code in America. It is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area and the United States. 78% of Danville households have at least a six-figure income. Danville is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Oakland and San Francisco. It also ranks as the 2nd highest-income place in the U.S. with a population of at least 40,000. The 2010 United States Census reported that Danville had a residents of 42,039. The racial makeup of the city was 34,942 (83.1%) White, 372 (0.9%) African American, 67 (0.2%) Native American, 4,417 (10.5%) Asian, 68 (1.2) Pacific Islander, and 1,664 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,879 persons (6.8%). The Census reported 41,796 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households. There were 15,934 housing units at an average density of 883.8 per square mile (341.2/km²), of which 15,420 were occupied, of which 13,020 (84.4%) were owner-occupied, and 2,400 (15.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate is 0.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%.

Arts and culture

The Danville Library of the Contra Costa County Library is located in Danville. The Kiwanis Fourth of July parade attracts over 40,000 people each year. The FallFest in late October draws craftspeople and artists to the area. The Danville Oak Tree at Christmas is lit by the city's fire department. The city is home to the San Ramon Valley Museum of Art and the Blackhawk Museum of Science and Art. The town is also home to a national historic site, the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, and the All Wars Memorial Memorial Building. The City of Danville is the home of the U.S. Air Force Museum of History and Science, which is located on the base of the San Francisco-Oakland Air Force Base. It is also the site of the National Museum of American History, which was built in 1891. The U.N. Embassy in Washington, D.C. is based in the city, and has a branch in San Francisco. The San Francisco International Airport is in the town's downtown area, and is a hub for air travel. The airport is the largest airport in the state of California, with more than 1,000 flights a day. It also has one of the largest public transit systems in the United States, serving more than 100,000 passengers a day, including more than 2,000 buses. The Port of San Francisco is the only airport in California with a major international airport. It has a population of over 1.5 million.

Parks and recreation

Parks and recreation is one of the most popular leisure activities in the U.S. It's also one of America's most popular spectator sports. There are more than 1,000 parks in the United States, according to the National Park Service.


Until 2008, Danville was a Republican stronghold in presidential elections. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first Democrat to carry Danville in a presidential election. Hillary Clinton carried it in 2016 by nearly 24 points and Joe Biden won it by nearly 29 points in 2020. Danville has its own police department, which consists of 42 full-time employees, including 30 Officers and 12 civilian support staff. The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD) provides fire protection for Danville. A Special District, it covers 155 square miles includes the following communities: Alamo, Blackhawk, Diablo, the City of SanRamon, the southern boundary of Morgan Territory and the Tassajara Valley, all located in Contra Costa County. The current Mayor of Danville is Newell Arnerich. The Councilmanager government, with a five-person Town Council and an appointed Town Manager. Council members' terms are four years. Each year, in December, the council selects a new mayor to take office in January. The town has a Council Manager, who has a four-year term, and a Town Council, which has five-year terms. The Town has a Police Department, with 42 full time employees and 8 Reserve officers and 32 volunteers. The police department has a Fire Department, which includes 8 full time officers and 8 reserve officers, as well as a fire department that covers 155square miles. The city has a council manager, whose term is four years, and the Town Council has a Town Manager, whose four year term is three years.


Danville is part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Public schools are included in the district. Private schools are also included in Danville's school district. Danville is located on the San Francisco Bay Area coast. It is located near San Francisco and San Diego. It has a population of about 2,000. The city is located in the foothills of the Sierra foothills, near the California/Nevada border. It was founded in 1881 and was named after the town of Danville, California. The town's name is derived from the town's first inhabitants, the Danville Pioneers, who lived in the area in the 1800s and early 1900s. It also means "doughnut" in Spanish, which means "hill" or "village" in the local language. It's also known as "Danville" in English and as "Ramon Valley" in other languages.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Danville, Contra Costa County, California = 25.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 35. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Danville = 5.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 43,582 individuals with a median age of 40.4 age the population grows by 10.58% in Danville, Contra Costa County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,410.78 residents per square mile of area (930.82/km²). There are average 2.81 people per household in the 16,216 households with an average household income of $139,062 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.76%. The number of physicians in Danville per 100,000 population = 232.6.


The annual rainfall in Danville = 24 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 65. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 260. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 55, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Danville, Contra Costa County, California which are owned by the occupant = 85.61%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $774,180 and home appreciation of -7.84%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.60 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,736 per student. There are 22 students for each teacher in the school, 2474 students for each Librarian and 877 students for each Counselor. 7.10% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 38.82% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 21.09% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Danville's population in Contra Costa County, California of 11,544 residents in 1900 has increased 3,78-fold to 43,582 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.39% female residents and 48.61% male residents live in Danville, Contra Costa County, California.

    As of 2020 in Danville, Contra Costa County, California are married and the remaining 29.29% are single population.

  • 34.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Danville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.61% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.33% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.25% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.43% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Danville, Contra Costa County, California, 85.61% are owner-occupied homes, another 10.35% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.05% are vacant.

  • The 37.99% of the population in Danville, Contra Costa County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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