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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 five years in a row, Danville has been 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. Extending from Livermore to Concord, the trail passes through Danville.
Danville is also home to the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, Village Theatre and Art Gallery, and the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.
Often referred to as the "Heart of the San Ramon Valley," Danville was first populated by Native Americans who lived near creeks and camped on Mount Diablo in the summer. Later, it was part of Mission San José's grazing land as well as a Mexican land grant called Rancho San Ramon.
Initially a farming community, 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 and its population boomed in the 1970s and 1980s.
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 to the east at 3,849 feet (1,173 m) and provides a picturesque backdrop for Danville and neighboring towns and cities. Sycamore Creek drains some of the Mount Diablo slopes and flows through Danville.
To the north of Danville, the unincorporated town of Alamo sits in the uppermost reaches of the San Ramon Valley and extends into the surrounding hills. San Ramon, another affluent suburb, borders Danville to the south.
Interstate 680, extending along the valley to the north and south, is the main route used by traffic in and out of town. Camino Tassajara is the main thoroughfare for east–west travel, most importantly to reach the eastern subdivisions far from the interstate. Camino Tassajara also provides access to the wealthy gated community of Blackhawk.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2), all of it land.


Public schools

Danville Schools are included in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
  • (John) Baldwin Elementary School
  • Del Amigo High (Continuation)
  • Diablo Vista Middle School
  • Creekside Elementary School
  • Green Valley Elementary School
  • Greenbrook Elementary School
  • Los Cerros Middle School
  • Montair Elementary School
  • Monte Vista High School
  • Sycamore Valley Elementary School
  • Tassajara Hills Elementary School
  • Vista Grande Elementary School
  • Charlotte Wood Middle School
  • San Ramon Valley High School

Private schools

  • San Ramon Valley Christian Academy (Christian)
  • St. Isidore's School (Roman Catholic)
  • The Athenian School (non-denominational)
  • Danville Montessori School

Overview for Danville, VA

42,556 people live in Danville, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $24,535. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.9 years

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Around Danville, VA

There's plenty to do around Danville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Vintages By the Dan, Dilishi Frozen Yogurt Bar Danvil, and Jimador's Mexican Grill.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.05 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.72 miles 27 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.39 miles 49 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.36 miles 55 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Danville, VA

Danville has 18,590 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Danville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 42,556 people call Danville home. The population density is 994.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

46.39 / 53.61%

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Schools in Danville, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Danville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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George Washington High
9th - 12th
No rating available
O. Trent Bonner Middle
6th - 8th
No rating available
Woodberry Hills Elementary
K - 3rd
No rating available
E. A. Gibson Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
Epiphany Episcopal School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
Woodrow Wilson Intermediate
4th - 5th
No rating available
G.L.H. Johnson Elementary
K - 3rd
No rating available
Sacred Heart Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Building Blocks Center For Children With Autism
K - 8th
No rating available
Schoolfield Elementary
K - 5th
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Forest Hills Elementary
K - 5th
Park Avenue Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
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White Oak School
3rd - 12th
No rating available

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