Danville, VA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 48,411. Estimated population in July 2005: 46,143 (-4.7% change)
Males: 22,024 (45.5%), Females: 26,387 (54.5%)

Zip codes: 24540, 24541.

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $26,900 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,900 (year 2000)

Races in Danville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (44.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (13.3%), English (7.6%), Irish (4.6%), German (3.5%), Subsaharan African (1.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 43.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Danville

  • High school or higher: 68.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Danville city

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -4,812 (-9.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Danville:

  • DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (142 S MAIN ST)
  • SOUTH VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (382 TAYLOR DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Danville:

  • MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; EDEN, NC)
  • ANNIE PENN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; REIDSVILLE, NC)
  • PERSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; ROXBORO, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Danville:

  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 6 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
  • PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 51 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; ID: GSO)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 53 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Danville:

  • CASWELL (about 15 miles; YANCEYVILLE, NC; ID: 6W4)
  • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (about 24 miles; EDEN, NC; ID: 8N0)
  • WARF (about 28 miles; REIDSVILLE, NC; ID: 6A5)
Amtrak station:
DANVILLE (677 CRAGHEAD ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Danville:

  • DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,893; Location: 1008 S MAIN ST; Public; Website: www.dc.cc.va.us)
  • AVERETT COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,651; Location: 420 W MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.averett.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 66; Location: 142 S MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.danvilleregional.org/nursingschool)
  • ARTISTIC BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: SHERWOOD SHOPPING CENTER; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Danville:

  • ELON COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ELON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,993)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 43 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; FT enrollment: 22,324)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (about 43 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; FT enrollment: 10,868)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 11,898)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 4,487)
  • GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; JAMESTOWN, NC; FT enrollment: 4,810)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)

Schools

Public high schools in Danville:

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH (Students: 1,944; Location: 701 BROAD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GALILEO MAGNET HIGH (Students: 172; Location: 230 S. RIDGE ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Danville:

  • WESTOVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 658; Location: 5665 RIVERSIDE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • WINGS SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 1601 FRANKLIN TURNPIKE; Grades: 8 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Danville:

  • TWIN SPRINGS ELEM. (Students: 863; Location: 100 TWIN SPRINGS ELEM CIR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • O. TRENT BONNER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 656; Location: 300 APOLLO AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • G. L. H. JOHNSON ELEM. (Students: 553; Location: 680 ARNETT BLVD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WESTWOOD MIDDLE (Students: 549; Location: 500 APOLLO AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SCHOOLFIELD ELEM (Students: 546; Location: 1400 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • STONY MILL ELEM. (Students: 522; Location: 100 STONY MILL ELEMENTARY CIR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EDWIN A. GIBSON MIDDLE (Students: 509; Location: 1215 INDUSTRIAL AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARK AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 443; Location: 661 PARK AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • IRVIN W. TAYLOR ELEM (Students: 413; Location: 825 PINEY FOREST RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WOODBERRY HILLS ELEM. (Students: 294; Location: 614 AUDUBON DR; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Danville:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 540 CENTRAL BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 9)
  • ABUNDANT LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 63; Location: 955 MOUNT CROSS RD/POB 4493; Grades: PK – 6)
  • DANVILLE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST (Students: 32; Location: 212 INGRAM RD; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Danville:

  • DANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $863,695; Location: 511 PATTON STREET; 125,232 books; 5,265 audio materials; 2,344 video materials; 150 serial subscriptions)