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Overview

Introduction to Danville, Indiana

Danville, Indiana, in Hendricks County, is 19 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is in the Indianapolis area.

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.

People

Total Population 9,379
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,567
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,803
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $762
Median House Value $149,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 20.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
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
Station WHITESTOWN
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
Station SPENCER
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amo 508 $56,750
Avon 15,145 $97,117
Clayton 957 $62,188
Lizton 519 $60,682
Pittsboro 3,116 $86,054
Plainfield 29,710 $69,350

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Danville Public Libraries

Library
Danville-center Twp Pl
101 S INDIANA ST
Danville, Indiana
(317) 745-2604
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Danville Hospitals

HENDRICKS REGIONAL HEALTH
(Government - Local)
1000 EAST MAIN STREET
(317) 745-3500
Emergency Service: No

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DANVILLE COMMUNITY HIGH SCH
100 WARRIOR WAY
317-745-6431
Serves 644 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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