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Danville is an independent city.
The community was named for its location on the Dan River.
The latitude of Danville is 36.585N. The longitude is -79.395W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,988.
Jefferson Davis fled to Danville in 1865, as the Confederacy collapsed.
Industrial growth began with the opening of a yarn mill in 1881.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Danville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Danville City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24541 ZIP code.
4% of Danville residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Danville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Danville was $17,151, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Danville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Danville include Danville Historic District, Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Danville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $301. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.
Libraries in Danville include Brosville/Cascade Branch Library, Danville Public Library, Westover Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Danville include Danville Register Bee
TV stations in Danville include WDRL.
Danville City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Danville political report.
The average commute time for Danville workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Danville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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