Danville, IL
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Danville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 30,898 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Danville is the 57th largest community in Illinois. Danville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Danville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Danville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Danville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Danville who work in office and administrative support (14.24%), sales jobs (9.51%), and food service (7.95%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.44 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Danville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.61% of adults in Danville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Danville in 2010 was $19,715, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,860 for a family of four. However, Danville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Danville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Danville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Danville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Danville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Danville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Danville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.