Danville, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Danville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Danville had a population of 42,239 as of July 1, 2018. Danville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Danville is located at latitude 36.5833 and longitude -79.4081 in Danville (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Danville (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Danville (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Danville (GNIS ID: 1498421) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Danville: Wynne's Falls.

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Danville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 42,239
Population in Households 40,653
Population in Familes 31,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,586
Population Density2 983
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $31,332
Average Household Income $45,610
Per Capita Income $20,091


Total Housing Units 22,391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,674 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,591 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,126 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $93,033
Average Home Value $132,118


Total Households 18,265
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 10,582
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.23% -0.44%
Households -0.37% -0.52%
Families -0.56% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Danville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Danville to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 96th
Population Density # 251 58th
Diversity Index # 146 75th
Median Household Income # 569 4th
Per Capita Income # 516 13th

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