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Overview

Introduction to Danville, Virginia

Danville, Virginia is 40 miles NE of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 71 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Danville History

In 1728, William Byrd led an expedition to determine the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina, when he accidentally set foot on the place that is now known as Danville. It was beside the river Dan and Byrd was captivated with the region's beauty. Earlier, numerous tribes had inhabited the area, but the first white settlement was established in 1792. It was initially named "Wynne’s Falls," in honor of the first settler. The place was renamed Danville on November 23, 1793, because of its location to the Dan River. Danville was founded as a tobacco market. Industrial growth in the area began with the opening of the largest single-unit yarn mill in the world in 1882.

Danville and nearby Attractions

  • Birthplace of Lady Astor
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
  • Cain Creek Shopping Center
  • Danville Golf Club
  • Arey Lake
  • Stonewall Jackson Park

Things To Do In Danville

Among the sites of historical importance near Danville are the Birthplace of Lady Astor and the Sutherlin House. One can also visit Tank Museum, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville City Jail, Ralph R. Landes Medical Library, Danville Public Library, and Westover Branch Library. The shopping centers provide a host of entertainment facilities for visitors. There are also several parks where one can indulge in various sports and other physical activities. In addition, the city hosts several annual celebrations including the Festival in the Park and the Old 97 Rail Days.

Danville Transportation

Danville Regional Airport is about six miles away and can be reached within a few minutes.

Danville Higher Education

The local institutes of higher education include Danville Community College, Averett College, and Danville Regional Medical Center School of Nursing.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,360
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+16,390
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married38.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,448
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,756
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,415

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,329
% Above Poverty Level77.5%
% Below Poverty Level22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$602
Median House Value$90,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.5%
Irish5.6%
English5.5%
Italian1.2%
Scottish1%
African1%
Dutch0.6%
Polish0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Haitian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
British0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Danville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Danville city, Danville City
Standard Zip Codes24540, 24541
P.O. Box Zip Codes24543
Phone Area Codes434
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.63
Approximate Longitude-79.43

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
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationCHATHAM
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationROXBORO 7 ESE
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatham1,197$72,500
Martinsville13,551$46,713
Ridgeway813$52,083

Danville Public Libraries

Danville Public Library
511 PATTON STREET
Danville, Virginia
(434) 799-5195

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Danville Hospitals

Danville Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
142 South Main Street
(434) 799-2100
Piedmont Day Surgery Center
(Proprietary)
1040 Main Street
(434) 792-1430

Danville Public Schools

Stem - Health Academy
57 S Center Drive, Room 103
ZIP: 24083
(540) 992-2658
G.l.h. Johnson Elem
680 Arnett Blvd
ZIP: 24540
(434) 799-6433
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
O. Trent Bonner Middle
300 Apollo Ave
ZIP: 24540
(434) 799-6446
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
Regional Alternative/pittslvania Co
1601a Franklin Turnpike
ZIP: 24540
(804) 432-4920
The Northside Preschool
121 Gloucester Ave
ZIP: 24540
(434) 773-8301
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
Twin Springs Elem
100 Twin Springs Elem Cir
ZIP: 24540
(434) 724-2666
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
Westwood Middle
500 Apollo Ave
ZIP: 24540
(434) 797-8860
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
Woodberry Hills Elem
614 Audubon Dr
ZIP: 24540
(434) 799-6466
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Adult & Career Education Ctr
141 Goode Street
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6471
Brosville Elem
195 Bulldog Ln.
ZIP: 24541
(434) 685-7787
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
E. A. Gibson Elem
1215 Industrial Avenue
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6426
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Forest Hills Elem
155 Mountain View Ave
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6430
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Galileo Magnet High
230 S. Ridge St.
ZIP: 24541
(434) 773-8186
High
Total Enrollment 247
George Washington High
701 Broad St
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6410
High
Total Enrollment 1473
Grove Park Preschool
1070 S Main St
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6437
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Langston Focus
228 Cleveland Street
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-5249
High
Total Enrollment 79
Park Avenue Elem
661 Park Ave
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6452
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Schoolfield Elem
1400 W Main St
ZIP: 24541
(434) 799-6455
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Stony Mill Elem
100 Stony Mill Elementary Cir
ZIP: 24541
(434) 685-7545
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
W.w. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention Home
603 Colquhoun St.
ZIP: 24541
(434) 773-8170

Danville Private Schools

Hughes Center For Exceptional Children
1601 Franklin Tpke
ZIP: 24540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Sacred Heart School
540 Central Blvd
ZIP: 24541
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 158
Westover Christian Academy
5665 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 24541
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 405
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