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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,482
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,880
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,026
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,306
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,095

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,773
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$800
Median House Value$149,100

Ancestry

German26.5%
Irish16.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
English9.9%
Italian3.9%
Scottish3.3%
Dutch3.2%
Polish2.4%
Norwegian1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Hungarian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Macedonian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
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Danville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hendricks County
Standard Zip Codes46122
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.76
Approximate Longitude-86.51

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)

StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationWHITESTOWN
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationSPENCER
Distance35.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amo598$56,875
Avon15,712$104,410
Clayton976$62,500
Lizton547$62,273
Pittsboro3,181$86,858
Plainfield30,318$72,265

Danville Public Libraries

Danville-center Township Public Library
101 SOUTH INDIANA STREET
Danville, Indiana
(317) 745-2604

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Danville Hospitals

Hendricks Regional Health
(Government - Local)
1000 E Main St
(317) 745-4451

Danville Public Schools

Danville Community High Sch
100 Warrior Way
ZIP: 46122
(317) 745-6431
High
Total Enrollment 805
Danville Middle School
1425 W Lincoln St
ZIP: 46122
(317) 745-5491
Middle
Total Enrollment 806
North Elementary School
398 Urban St
ZIP: 46122
(317) 745-2610
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
South Elementary School
1375 W Lincoln St
ZIP: 46122
(317) 745-2131
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
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