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Welcome to Danville ...

The city of Danville is located in Vermilion County<1> and is the County Seat for Vermilion County.

The pronunciation of Danville: DAN-vil<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Danville has a population of 30,460 people<3> (see below for details).

Danville was established in 1827.

The community of Danville is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Danville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Danville (for example, toward Covington (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Danville is located in the (217) area code.

The ZIP codes for Danville: 61832, 61834<5>

Websites for Danville ...

Official Website: www.cityofdanville.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Danville had an population of 30,460 people. This is a decrease of 7.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Danville had a population of 33,027 people (which is 40.46% of the total population of Vermilion County). This makes Danville the county's most populous community.

The population of Danville represents 0.26% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,027 people, the population of Danville decreased 2.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 33,904 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Danville.

Communities Also Named Danville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Danville - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Danville.

Communities near Danville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Danville.

  • Georgetown [Vermilion County]
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    • Georgetown [Vermilion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Danville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Westville [Vermilion County]
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    • Westville [Vermilion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Danville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<8>
  • Covington [Fountain County]
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    • Covington [Fountain County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Danville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<8>
  • Veedersburg [Fountain County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veedersburg
    • Veedersburg [Fountain County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Danville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,058 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veedersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veedersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Veedersburg<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Catlin [Vermilion County]
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      • Catlin [Vermilion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Danville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlin<8>
    • Williamsport [Warren County]
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      • Williamsport [Warren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Danville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,837 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<8>
    • Oakwood [Vermilion County]
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      • Oakwood [Vermilion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Danville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<8>
    • Rossville [Vermilion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Vermilion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Danville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<8>
    • Homer [Champaign County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Champaign County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Danville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<8>
    • Cayuga [Vermillion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga
      • Cayuga [Vermillion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Danville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Danville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Danville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Danville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Danville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Danville. Our list includes 72 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Danville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Danville ...

Looking for more information about Danville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Danville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Danville.

Adding Danville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Danville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Danville was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

We also found Danville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Danville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Vermilion County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Danville: www.cityofdanville.org/

The official website for Vermilion County: www.co.vermilion.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Vermilion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Danville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Danville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Danville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Danville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Danville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Danville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Danville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DanvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1390, Longitude: -87.6118    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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