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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,900
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Danville demographic reports
Danville is on the North Carolina border.
Founded as a tobacco market

Jefferson Davis fled to Danville in 1865, as the Confederacy collapsed.

Industrial growth began with the opening of a yarn mill in 1881.

Public transportation: Danville Mass Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 296. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 6.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Wendell Scott, race car driver
Local festivals include:
  • Old 97 Rail Days - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • Festival in the Park - May 18-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Danville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Danville attractions: Community Market
Sports teams: Braves (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Danville Science Center, Birthplace of Lady Astor, Sutherlin House, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Tank Museum
Colleges and universities: Averett University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

14% of Danville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Danville festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Danville include Danville Historic District, Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Danville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $301.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.


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Libraries in Danville include Brosville/Cascade Branch Library, Danville Public Library, Westover Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Danville include Danville Register Bee

TV stations in Danville include WDRL.

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Danville City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Danville political report.

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Traffic

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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