Danville, IL
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Danville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 32,108 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Danville is the 57th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Danville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Danville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Danville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Danville who work in office and administrative support (13.32%), sales jobs (8.25%), and food service (7.18%).

One of the benefits of Danville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Danville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.27% of adults in Danville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Danville in 2010 was $18,925, 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 $75,700 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 30.56% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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