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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,645
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+6,791
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$27,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,153
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,219

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,031
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$652
Median House Value$138,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.4%
Irish14.1%
English10.4%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch2%
Welsh1.9%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Polish1%
Norwegian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Croatian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Danville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Boyle County
Standard Zip Codes40422
P.O. Box Zip Codes40423
Phone Area Codes606,859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.64
Approximate Longitude-84.77

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
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationDIX DAM
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationEASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burgin1,266$45,556
Harrodsburg8,409$45,810
Junction City2,349$42,292
Lancaster3,831$40,063
Perryville1,120$41,458
Stanford3,677$34,323

Danville Public Libraries

Boyle County Public Library
307 WEST BROADWAY
Danville, Kentucky
(859) 238-7323

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Danville Hospitals

Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
217 South Third Street
(859) 239-1000

Danville Public Schools

Bate Middle School
460 Stanford Ave.
ZIP: 40422
(859) 238-1305
Middle
Total Enrollment 400
Boyle County Day Treatment
1637 Perryville Road
ZIP: 40422
(859) 583-1732
High
Total Enrollment 11
Boyle County High School
1637 Perryville Rd
ZIP: 40422
(859) 236-5047
High
Total Enrollment 838
Boyle County Middle School
1651 Perryville Rd
ZIP: 40422
(859) 236-4212
Middle
Total Enrollment 633
Danville High School
203 E. Lexington Ave.
ZIP: 40422
(859) 238-1308
High
Total Enrollment 508
Hogsett Elementary School
300 Waveland Ave.
ZIP: 40422
(859) 238-1313
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Jennie Rogers Elementary School
410 E. Main St.
ZIP: 40422
(859) 238-1316
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Kentucky School For The Deaf
S 2nd St
ZIP: 40422
(859) 936-6670
Other
Total Enrollment 91
Sunrise Children's Services - Woodlawn
1151 Perryville Rd
ZIP: 40422
(859) 236-5507
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Toliver Elementary School
209 N. Maple Ave.
ZIP: 40422
(859) 238-1319
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Woodlawn Elementary School
1661 Perryville Rd
ZIP: 40422
(859) 236-7688
Primary
Total Enrollment 613

Danville Private Schools

Danville Christian Academy
2170 Shakertown Rd
ZIP: 40422
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 175
Danville Montessori School
411 E Main St
ZIP: 40422
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
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