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Overview

Introduction to Danville, Kentucky

Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle county, is located 28 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky.

Danville History

The city of Danville was incorporated in the year 1787 by the Virginia Legislature. The city is said to be named after the first District Attorney, Walker Daniel. In 1842 Boyle County was formed by the merger of northern Lincoln County and southern Mercer County. Danville was made the county seat. Boyle County and Danville backed construction of the Lexington and Danville Railroad in 1850. Boyle County's courthouse in the city was converted into a hospital after the Battle of Perryville during the American Civil War.

Danville and nearby Attractions

  • Constitution Square State Historic Site
  • Iaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site
  • Danville Model Railroad Museum
  • Ephraim McDowell House
  • Boone Station State Historic Site

Things To Do In Danville

Tourists to the city can enjoy picnics in the beautiful locations of the Fort Boonesborough State Park, Lincoln Homestead State Park, and Old Fort Harrod State Park. Visitors may also visit various museums like the Garrard County Jail Museum. The city also hosts many annual festivals including the Boyle County Fair, Boyle County Heritage Festival, Constitution Square Festival, and Forkland Heritage Festival.

Danville Transportation

Louisville International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Danville Higher Education

Centre College of Kentucky and Central Kentucky Technical College - Danville Campus are the local colleges. One can also opt for the University of Kentucky.

People

Total Population 16,542
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,686
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 40%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,241
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,155
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,066

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,622
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $136,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 13%

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

Danville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 28 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Boyle
Standard Zip Codes 40422
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40423
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.645
Longitude -84.772

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 DANVILLE
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station DIX DAM
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burgin 1,238 $44,375
Harrodsburg 8,380 $43,137
Junction City 2,494 $37,026
Lancaster 3,814 $30,775
Perryville 1,037 $43,571
Stanford 3,680 $36,660

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

Danville Public Libraries

Library
Boyle County Public Library
307 WEST BROADWAY
Danville, Kentucky
(859) 236-8466

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Danville Hospitals

EPHRAIM MCDOWELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
217 S THIRD ST
(859) 236-4121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Danville High Schools

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BOYLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1637 PERRYVILLE RD
859-236-5047
Serves 875 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

DANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
203 E. LEXINGTON AVE.
859-238-1308
Serves 480 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

BOYLE CO DAY TREATMENT
202 S SECOND ST
859-239-7017
A Non-traditional School

KENTUCKY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
S 2ND ST
859-239-7017
A Special Education School

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