Danville, VA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
103,048
0.33% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.3
0.221% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20%
8.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,853
6.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,400
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,400
1.82% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Danville, VA had a population of 103k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $46,853. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Danville, VA declined from 103,389 to 103,048, a −0.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,931 to $46,853, a 6.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Danville, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.34%), and White (Hispanic) (1.18%).

None of the households in Danville, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Danville, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Danville, VA are Danville Community College (779 degrees awarded in 2022), Averett University (374 degrees), and Sovah School of Health Professions (232724) (20 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Danville, VA was $128,400, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in Danville, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Danville, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Danville, VA is home to a population of 103k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.47% of Danville, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.54k people).

In 2022, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.8k people) in Danville, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Danville, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Danville, VA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Danville, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.8k ± 82
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33k ± 545
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.34k ± 530
3.74%
Hispanic Population
3.85k people

In 2022, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.8k people) in Danville, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.74% of the people in Danville, VA are hispanic (3.85k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Danville, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.54k people
2.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.51k people

As of 2022, 2.47% of Danville, VA residents (2.54k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Danville, VA was 2.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,828 ± 334
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,112 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    994 ± 210

Danville, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Danville, VA employs 42.4k people. The largest industries in Danville, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,681 people), Manufacturing (6,893 people), and Retail Trade (5,535 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,063), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($57,845).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42.4k
2022 Value
± 1,482
−1.82%
1 Year decline
± 4.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Danville, VA declined at a rate of −1.82%, from 43.2k employees to 42.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Danville, VA, are Production Occupations (4,993 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,565 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,264 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Danville, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.4k
2022 Value
± 1,482
−1.82%
1 Year decline
± 4.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Danville, VA declined at a rate of −1.82%, from 43.2k employees to 42.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Danville, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,681 people), Manufacturing (6,893 people), and Retail Trade (5,535 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Danville, VA, though some of these residents may live in Danville, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,232
Median earning men ± $1,705
$30,730
Median earning women ± $1,503

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,688), and Wholesale Trade ($55,595).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($47,361), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,621), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,300).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 910
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 536
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 518
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Danville, VA awarded 1,173 degrees. The student population of Danville, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,614 male students and 2,046 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Danville, VA are White (745 and 65.2%), followed by Black or African American (286 and 25%), Hispanic or Latino (38 and 3.33%), and Two or More Races (29 and 2.54%).

The largest universities in Danville, VA by number of degrees awarded are Danville Community College (779 and 66.4%), Averett University (374 and 31.9%), and Sovah School of Health Professions (232724) (20 and 1.71%).

The most popular majors in Danville, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (112 and 9.55%), General Business Administration & Management (78 and 6.65%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (75 and 6.39%).

The median tuition cost in Danville, VA for private four year colleges is $37,640.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Danville, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,660 (44.1% men and 55.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,660 students enrolled in Danville, VA, 44.1% men and 55.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,013 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Danville, VA was Pre-Medical Studies with 18 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 779 degrees awarded
  2. 374 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Danville Community College with 779 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 546 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Danville, VA, which is 0.871 times less than the 627 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 745 degrees mean that there were 2.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 286 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($4,918) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Danville, VA was $128,400 in 2022, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $115,800 to $128,400, a 10.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Danville, VA is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Danville, VA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Danville, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Danville, VA is $46,853. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Danville, VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $170,463, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $164,536 and $145,165.

Property

$128,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,246
$28,232
Median Property Taxes
±$1,109

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Danville, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.3% of the housing units in Danville, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Danville, VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $170,463, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $164,536 and $145,165.

The following map shows all of the counties in Danville, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,853
Median Household Income
± $2,028
43.2k
Number of Households
± 1,509

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.2k households in Danville, VA grew to $46,853 from the previous year's value of $43,931.

The following chart displays the households in Danville, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Danville, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.14%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.72%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Danville, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.14%) and those who worked at home (4.72%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Danville, VA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Danville, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Danville, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Danville, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Danville, VA (20.1k out of 100k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Danville, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.3% of the population of Danville, VA has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.69%
Uninsured
35.2%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Danville, VA declined by 8.27% from 8.38% to 7.69%.

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