Danville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Danville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Danville had a population of 42,508 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Danville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Danville: Wynne's Falls.

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Danville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,508
Daytime Population: Workers 26,062
Daytime Population: Residents 25,926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,988
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 40,944
Population in Familes 31,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,564
Population Density2 989
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $29,981
Average Household Income $45,008
Per Capita Income $19,985


Total Housing Units 22,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,369 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,165 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,927 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $92,997
Average Home Value $133,861


Total Households 18,534
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 10,754
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.42%
Households -0.22% -0.44%
Families -0.41% -0.57%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2017 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 # 248 58th
Diversity Index # 147 75th
Median Household Income # 570 4th
Per Capita Income # 507 15th

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