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Danville is a city in Vermilion County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Dan Beckworth, founder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Danville. For links to other places called Danville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Danville is 40.124N. The longitude is -87.63W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,106.


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Median household income
Local
$30,431
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 Vermilion River.
A 19th-century coal center.

Abraham Lincoln practiced law here from 1841 to 1859.

Well-known residents have included:
· Robin Yount, baseball player
· Joseph R. Tanner, astronaut
· Jerry Van Dyke, actor
· Bobby Short, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Vermilion County Fair - June 20-23, 2007
  • Vermillion River Fall Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Arts in the Park - June 23-24, 2007
  • Springfest - May 30-June 3, 2007
  • Vermillion County Civil War Days - Sept. 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Danville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk Cove County Park
Sports teams: Danville Demolition (American Indoor Football Association)
Historic sites and museums: Vermilion County Museum
Colleges and universities: Danville Area Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Danville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Vermilion County 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 61832 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Danville residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Danville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Danville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $638.


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Libraries in Danville include Danville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Danville include Commercial-News

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Vermilion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Danville political report.

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The average commute time for Danville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 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 4.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Danville, IL

Pros: lived all over US been away for 20 something years came back missed the cornfields, light traffic, and friendly people

Cons: buses don't run late enough

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