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Overview

Introduction to Danville, Illinois

Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion county, is 32 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center) and 81 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Danville History

The area now known as Danville was founded in 1827. Guy W. Smith donated 60 acres of land and Dan W. Beckwith donated 20 acres of the land on which this city was established. In fact, following Smith's suggestions, the area was named after Beckwith. The first post office was established in the house of a prominent Danville citizen, named Amos Williams, in May 1827. Between 1850 and 1940 Danville became one of the major coal mining areas of United States.

Danville and nearby Attractions

  • Kennekuk Cove County Park
  • Museum of Vermilion County
  • Kickapoo State Recreation Area
  • Rockome Gardens
  • Staerkel Planetarium

Things To Do In Danville

Danville offers a number of parks and playgrounds including Cannon Park, Douglas Park, Carver Park, Espensheid Park, Elmwood Park, Liberty Park, Winterview Park, Garfield Park, Ellsworth Park, and Meade Park. The Kickapoo State Recreation Area offers fishing and other recreation opportunities for its residents and visitors. The Holiday Square Shopping Center and Village Mall Shopping Center are also worth visiting.

Danville Transportation

Air transportation is available from University of Illinois - Willard Airport.

Danville Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Danville Area Community College, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Indiana State University, and Parkland College.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,030
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+11,037
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married35.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,552
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,234
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,909

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,324
% Above Poverty Level70.3%
% Below Poverty Level29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$65,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.9%
German11.2%
Irish6.7%
English4.6%
Italian1.7%
Polish1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Arab0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Danville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vermilion County
Standard Zip Codes61832, 61834, 61833
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.14
Approximate Longitude-87.61

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)

StationDANVILLE
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationHOOPESTON 1 NE
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationRANTOUL
Distance31.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belgium408$45,000
Bismarck611$76,979
Catlin2,059$71,333

Danville Public Libraries

Danville Public Library
319 NORTH VERMILION STREET
Danville, Illinois
(217) 477-5220

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Danville Hospitals

Presence Hospitals Prv - Dba Presence United Samaritans Medical Center
812 North Logan Avenue
(217) 443-5000
Va Illiana Health Care System
(Government - Federal)
1900 E Main St
(217) 554-3000

Danville Public Schools

Edison Elem School
2101 N Vermilion St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-3350
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Liberty Elem School
20 E Liberty Ln
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Northeast Elem Magnet School
1330 E English St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
South View Middle School
133 E 9th St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-1800
Middle
Total Enrollment 605
North Ridge Middle School
1619 N Jackson St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 737
Kenneth D Bailey Academy
502 E Main St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 477-0302
High
East Park Elementary School
930 Colfax Dr
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 863
Cannon Elem School
1202 E Main St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Danville High School
202 E Fairchild St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-1504
High
Total Enrollment 1554
Garfield Elem School
1101 N Gilbert St
ZIP: 61832
(217) 444-1750
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Middlefork School Rssp
15009 Catlin Tilton Rd
ZIP: 61834
(217) 443-8273
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Southwest Elem School
14794 Catlin Tilton Rd
ZIP: 61834
(217) 444-3501
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Meade Park Elem School
200 S Kansas Ave
ZIP: 61834
(217) 444-1925
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Oakwood Junior High School
21600 N 900 East Rd
ZIP: 61834
(217) 443-2883
Middle
Total Enrollment 160
Middle Fork School
15009 Catlin Tilton Rd
ZIP: 61834
(217) 443-8273
Other
Total Enrollment 37

Danville Private Schools

Danville Lutheran School
1930 N Bowman
ZIP: 61832
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
Rainbow Of Hope
2201 Kickapoo Dr
ZIP: 61832
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
First Baptist Christian School
1211 N Vermilion St
ZIP: 61832
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 132
Danville Christian Academy
428 N Walnut St
ZIP: 61832
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
Schlarman Academy
2112 N Vermilion St
ZIP: 61832
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 436
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