Danville, Virginia Population 2021

38,834
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Danville is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 38,834, it is the 17th largest city in Virginia and the 1012th largest city in the United States . Danville is currently declining at a rate of -1.53% annually and its population has decreased by -9.80% 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 907 people per square mile.

The average household income in Danville is $51,599 with a poverty rate of 22.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $682 per month, and the median house value is $90,500. The median age in Danville is 40.9 years, 37.2 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Danville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.39%
  • White: 45.50%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Danville, Virginia is 38,834 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,649.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 43,055.

Danville, Virginia Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202198,094-1,152-1.17%
202099,246-1,152-1.16%
2019100,398-1,152-1.15%
2018101,550-803-0.79%
2017102,353-1,016-0.99%
2016103,369-588-0.57%
2015103,957-677-0.65%
2014104,634-543-0.52%
2013105,177-423-0.40%
2012105,600-307-0.29%
2011105,907-603-0.57%
2010106,5100.00%

Danville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American20,28349.39%
White18,68745.50%
Two or More Races1,3233.22%
Asian4831.18%
Some Other Race2270.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.08%
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Danville Population by Race

Danville Population Pyramid $2021

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Danville Median Age

40.9


Total

37.2


Male

45.1


Female

Danville Adults

There are 32,099 adults, (8,342 of whom are seniors) in Danville.

Danville Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Danville Sex Ratio

Female

22,187

54.02%

Male

18,883

45.98%

Danville Population by Age

Danville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Danville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All51.5%48.5%
Male43.7%56.3%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
Female34.7%65.3%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Danville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,2932.1651.5
Non Family7,8911.1443.3
Married5,7362.9275.2
Female3,8382.9434.7
Male8282.9543.7

2.84

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Danville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6975.95%
9th to 12th Grade3,50812.29%
High School Graduate9,00231.55%
Some College6,76223.70%
Associates Degree2,5498.93%
Bachelors Degree3,17211.12%
Graduate Degree1,8476.47%
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Danville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Danville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,65711,6283,490
Black13,14610,3781,235
Hispanic83851459
2+ Races54746654
Asian361309173
Other Race16010412
Native American34348
Islander99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.92%.

Danville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,246$34,399$25,170
Less Than 9th Grade$16,419$22,157$12,736
High School Graduate$26,139$36,773$20,607
Some College$26,882$31,302$25,471
Bachelors Degree$41,932$44,634$38,381
Graduate Degree$53,297$76,964$49,226

$28,246

Average Earnings

$34,399

Average Male

$25,170

Average Female

Danville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Danville Language by Age

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Danville Language

94.80% of Danville residents speak only English, while 5.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Danville Language

Danville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black19,6815,92830.12%
White16,4862,07012.56%
Multiple1,24464351.69%
Hispanic1,65922013.26%
Asian483387.87%
Other224229.82%
Islander271866.67%
Native34823.53%

22.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.48%

Male Poverty Rate

23.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Danville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Danville is Islander, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Danville is Asian, with 7.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.62%.

Danville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.82%
High School18.68%
Some College16.29%
Bachelors or Greater5.93%

Danville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed46.54%
Female Unemployed42.94%
Female Employed13.90%
Male Employed8.12%

Danville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Danville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,203$51,599
Families$47,562$64,218
Married Families$66,957$84,592
Non Families$24,504$33,288
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Income by Household Type

Danville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

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 Marital Status

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2,915

Number of Veterans

2,561

Male Veterans

354

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,050
First Gulf War547
Second Gulf War395
Korea184
World War II90

Danville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64775
35 to 54727
65 to 74725
75+557
18 to 34131

Danville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5189.73%
Black1,2928.60%
2+ Races8910.65%
Islander940.91%
Asian71.86%

Danville Veterans by Race

Danville Veterans by Education

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13.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Danville Veterans by Education

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54.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Danville Employment by Age

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Danville Employment by Race

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Danville Employment by Education

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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70.68%

Born in Danville

96.52%

Native Born

3.48%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.52% of Danville residents were born in the United States, with 70.68% having been born in Virginia. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Danville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,834-605-1.53%
202039,439-605-1.51%
201940,044-605-1.49%
201840,649-395-0.96%
201741,044-621-1.49%
201641,665-282-0.67%
201541,947-316-0.75%
201442,263-360-0.84%
201342,623-82-0.19%
201242,705600.14%
201142,645-279-0.65%
201042,924-5,487-1.20%
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%

Danville Population by Year