Danville, Virginia Population 2020

39,455
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Danville is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 39,455, it is the 17th largest city in Virginia and the 995th largest city in the United States. Danville is currently declining at a rate of -1.54% annually and its population has decreased by -8.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,055 in 2010. Danville reached it's highest population of 53,056 in 1990. Spanning over 44 miles, Danville has a population density of 922 people per square mile.

The average household income in Danville is $50,300 with a poverty rate of 21.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $91,100. The median age in Danville is 41.1 years, 37.4 years for males, and 44.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.7 males.

Danville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Danville was:

  • Black or African American: 49.25%
  • White: 45.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.10%
  • Other race: 1.16%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.06%
The current population of Danville, Virginia is 39,455, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,693.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 43,055.

Danville, Virginia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020100,200-721-0.72%
2019100,921-721-0.71%
2018101,642-721-0.71%
2017102,363-988-0.97%
2016103,351-586-0.57%
2015103,937-708-0.68%
2014104,645-546-0.52%
2013105,191-414-0.39%
2012105,605-297-0.28%
2011105,902-611-0.58%
2010106,5130.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American20,44449.25%
White18,79445.27%
Two or More Races1,2853.10%
Some Other Race4821.16%
Asian4531.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.06%
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Danville Population Pyramid 2020

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Danville Median Age

41.1


Total

37.4


Male

44.9


Female

Danville Adults

There are 32,406 adults, (8,326 of whom are seniors) in Danville.

Danville Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Danville Sex Ratio

Female

22,471

54.13%

Male

19,041

45.87%

Danville Households and Families

Danville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Danville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
All53.5%46.5%
Non Family45.6%54.4%
Male43.4%56.6%
Female36%64%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,4792.1653.5
Non Family7,8781.1645.6
Married5,9722.9476.2
Female3,7402.7736
Male8893.2243.4

2.81

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Danville Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8586.46%
9th to 12th Grade3,30611.49%
High School Graduate8,56129.76%
Some College7,17524.94%
Associates Degree2,5878.99%
Bachelors Degree3,30311.48%
Graduate Degree1,9766.87%
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Danville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,98711,9313,647
Black13,26210,4621,327
Hispanic83359369
Multiple Races38030071
Other Race33425823
Asian330286163
Native American24202
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.39%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,777$34,194$24,438
Less Than High School$16,534$21,537$13,862
High School Grad$25,407$32,772$20,635
Some College$27,082$31,904$24,502
Bachelors Degree$40,952$45,083$38,581
Graduate Degree$53,366$75,893$49,589

$28,777

Average Earnings

$34,194

Average Male

$24,438

Average Female

Danville Language

Danville Language by Age

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Danville Language

94.56% of Danville residents speak only English, while 5.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

Danville Poverty

Danville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black19,7985,78329.21%
White16,9352,04812.09%
Multiple1,19374762.62%
Hispanic1,57623214.72%
Other468194.06%
Islander271970.37%
Asian453132.87%
Native24625.00%

21.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.18%

Male Poverty Rate

23.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Danville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Danville is Islander, with 70.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Danville is Asian, with 2.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.44%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.21%
High School19.14%
Some College15.52%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.11%
Male Unemployed42.72%
Female Employed12.21%
Male Employed7.63%

Danville Income

Danville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,301$50,300
Families$45,155$61,825
Married Families$63,650$79,974
Non Families$24,062$32,987
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Danville Marital Status

Danville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Danville Married by Age and Sex

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Danville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Danville Marital Status by Race

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Danville Veterans

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3,143

Number of Veterans

2,785

Male Veterans

358

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,151
First Gulf War538
Second Gulf War426
Korea235
World War II83
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54830
65 to 74822
55 to 64729
75+609
18 to 34153
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,60410.19%
Black1,4719.66%
2 or More395.96%
Hispanic131.32%
Other133.63%
Hawaiian840.00%
Asian82.30%

Danville Veterans by Education

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16.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Danville Employment Status

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55.2%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.90%

Born in Virginia

96.96%

Native Born

3.04%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.96% of Danville residents were born in the United States, with 69.90% having been born in Virginia. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,455-619-1.54%
201940,074-619-1.52%
201840,693-329-0.80%
201741,022-619-1.49%
201641,641-296-0.71%
201541,937-330-0.78%
201442,267-363-0.85%
201342,630-79-0.18%
201242,709670.16%
201142,642-279-0.65%
201042,921-5,490-1.20%
200048,411-4,645-0.91%
199053,0567,4141.52%
198045,642-749-0.16%
197046,391-186-0.04%
196046,57711,5112.88%
195035,0662,3170.69%
194032,74910,5023.94%
193022,2477080.32%
192021,5392,5191.25%
191019,0202,5001.42%
190016,5206,2154.83%
189010,3052,7793.19%
18807,5264,0638.07%
18703,4630.00%