Danville, Indiana

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Danville, Indiana

Introduction to Danville, Indiana

Danville, Indiana, in Hendricks County, is 19 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is in the Indianapolis area. There are 6,418 residents in Danville.

Danville History

Hendricks County was established in 1824 and named after Indiana Governor William Hendricks. Danville was established in 1827. It is said that the community was named in honor of Daniel Clark, a Justice of the Peace. Danville was once home to Sam Thompson, a famous professional baseball player in the late 19th century.

Danville and nearby Attractions

  • Midwest Aviation Museum
  • Blanton Woods Nature Park
  • Gill Family Aquatic Center
  • Hendricks County Historical Museum
  • President Benjamin Harrison Home
  • Ellis Park

Things To Do In Danville

Splash Island Water Park, located nearby, is a popular recreational destination, especially among children and families. The Hendricks County Historical Museum, built in 1866, was the county jail until 1974. Other nearby museums include the Ben-Hur Museum, the National Art Museum of Sport, Sullivan Museum and the Indiana Medical History Museum. The Harrison Park Golf Course is the local golf course.

Danville Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is nearby.

Danville Higher Education

Butler University, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana, Depauw University and the University of Indianapolis are all accessible from Danville.

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High Points

Danville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Danville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Danville Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Danville Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 10% Danville Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 13% Danville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Danville, Indiana

Comparing Danville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 6 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
People Living Alone 3 2

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Danville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hendricks
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46122
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.76
Longitude -86.526

Danville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
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Danville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,418 100%
Male 3,181 49.6%
Female 3,237 50.4%
Under 18 1,772 27.6%
18+ 4,646 72.4%
65+ 886 13.8%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.11
White 6,314 98.4%
African-American 22 0.3%
Asian 17 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 7 0.1%
Mixed Race 43 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 68 1.1%

Estimated Danville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,425
Growth 1,007
Growth % 15.7%

Danville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.1%
German 16.2%
Irish 12.9%
English 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Polish 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
European 1.9%
Italian 1.4%
Welsh 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Danville 6,418 $62,813
Amo 414 $41,083
Avon 6,248 $68,205
Clayton 693 $47,039
Lizton 372 $55,313
Pittsboro 1,588 $56,417
Plainfield 18,396 $57,790

Danville Public Libraries

Danville-center Twp Pl
Danville, Indiana
(317) 745-2604
Library Web Site

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Danville Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(317) 745-3500
Emergency Service: No

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