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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 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 (11.54%), sales jobs (9.30%), and food service (6.91%).

One of the benefits of Danville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.15 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 citizens of Danville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.65% of adults in Danville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Danville in 2010 was $20,371, 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 $81,484 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 30.50% 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, French, and Italian.

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