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.


Total Population 9,258
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,442
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $39,343
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,952
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,324


Median Family Income $68,059
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $832
Median House Value $152,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 20.1%

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amo 495 $55,417
Avon 14,570 $95,789
Clayton 1,029 $57,841
Lizton 543 $41,071
Pittsboro 3,069 $83,911
Plainfield 29,220 $67,596

Danville Public Libraries

Danville-center Twp Pl
Danville, Indiana
(317) 745-2604
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Danville Hospitals

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

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