Danville city, VA

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Population

41,911

1.06% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$34,951

3.65% growth

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Number of Employees

16,814

0.101% growth

Median Property Value

$90,900

0.11% growth

About

In 2017, Danville city, VA had a population of 41.9k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $34,951. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Danville city, VA declined from 42,360 to 41,911, a -1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,721 to $34,951, a 3.65% increase.

The population of Danville city, VA is 48.7% Black or African American Alone, 43.7% White Alone, and 3.88% Hispanic or Latino. 5.2% of the people in Danville city, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Danville city, VA are Danville Community College (867 degrees awarded in 2016), Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs (313 degrees), and Averett University (192 degrees).

The median property value in Danville city, VA is $90,900, and the homeownership rate is 53.2%. Most people in Danville city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Danville city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Danville city, VA borders Pittsylvania County, VA and Caswell County, NC.

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Economy

The economy of Danville city, VA employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Danville city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,570 people), Manufacturing (2,576 people), and Retail Trade (1,957 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,222), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,289), and Public Administration ($45,332).

Median household income in Danville city, VA is $34,951. Males in Danville city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Danville city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,951

2017 value

± $1,744

3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 6.94%

Households in Danville city, VA have a median annual income of $34,951, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,721 in 2016, which represents a 3.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Danville city, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Danville city, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Danville city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7

  2. Census Tract 14

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Danville city, VA was Census Tract 7 with a value of $52,708, followed by Census Tract 14 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $47,471 and $42,396.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Danville city, VA (8.63k out of 40.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    5,555 ± 494

  2. White

    2,300 ± 297

  3. Two Or More

    693 ± 249

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Danville city, VA is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.8k

2017 Value

± 835

0.101%

1 Year growth

± 6.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Danville city, VA grew at a rate of 0.101%, from 16.8k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Danville city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,331 people), Production Occupations (1,722 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,407 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Danville city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Danville city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,331 people), Production Occupations (1,722 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,407 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Danville city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.77 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Danville city, VA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($88,438), Legal Occupations ($86,250), and Management Occupations ($59,195).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.8k

2017 Value

± 835

0.101%

1 Year growth

± 6.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Danville city, VA grew at a rate of 0.101%, from 16.8k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Danville city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,570 people), Manufacturing (2,576 people), and Retail Trade (1,957 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Danville city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Danville city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Danville city, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,570 people), Manufacturing (2,576 people), and Retail Trade (1,957 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Danville city, VA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.53 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times), and Manufacturing (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Danville city, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,222), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,289), and Public Administration ($45,332).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.7% of the population of Danville city, VA has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.76% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Danville city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Danville city, VA see 979 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.41% decrease from the previous year (1035 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 931 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 476 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

979 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Danville city, VA see an average of 979 patients per year. This represents a 5.41% decrease from the previous year (1035 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%

Uninsured

36%

Employer Coverage

21.8%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Danville city, VA declined by 4.26% from 11.8% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Danville city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Danville city, VA is home to a population of 41.9k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.25% of Danville city, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Danville city, VA is composed of 20.4k Black or African American Alone residents (48.7%), 18.3k White Alone residents (43.7%), 1.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.88%), 1.08k Two or More Races residents (2.57%), 402 Asian Alone residents (0.959%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0954%), 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0668%), and 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0215%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Danville city, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,119 speakers), Gujarati (252 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (103 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Danville city, VA was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Danville city, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Danville city, VA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.25% of Danville city, VA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Danville city, VA was 3.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Danville city, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Danville city, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Danville city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Danville city, VA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    20.4k ± 329

  2. White Alone

    18.3k ± 24

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.63k ± 363

In 2017, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American Alone residents (20.4k people) in Danville city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k White Alone and 1.63k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Danville city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,119 speakers (2.82%)

  2. Gujarati

    252 speakers (0.634%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    103 speakers (0.259%)

5.2% of Danville city, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Danville city, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.82% of the overall population of Danville city, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.634% speak Gujarati and 0.259% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,215 ± 181

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    461 ± 160

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    273 ± 99

Danville city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Danville city, VA awarded 1,379 degrees. The student population of Danville city, VA is skewed towards women, with 2,312 male students and 2,808 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Danville city, VA are White (872 and 63.6%), followed by Black or African American (405 and 29.6%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 2.63%), and Unknown (17 and 1.24%).

The largest universities in Danville city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Danville Community College (867 and 62.9%), Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs (313 and 22.7%), and Averett University (192 and 13.9%).

The most popular majors in Danville city, VA are General Business Administration & Management (252 and 18.3%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (148 and 10.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (112 and 8.12%).

The median tuition costs in Danville city, VA are $21,090 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Danville city, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 135 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Danville city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 867 degrees awarded

  2. 313 degrees awarded

  3. 192 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$21,090

Median Private

In 2016, the Danville city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Danville Community College with 867 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

676

Degrees Awarded to Men

703

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 676 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Danville city, VA, which is 0.962 times less than the 703 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    872 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    405 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Danville city, VA were to White students. These 872 degrees mean that there were 2.15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 405 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Danville city, VA was $90,900 in 2017, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,800 to $90,900, a 0.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Danville city, VA is 53.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Danville city, VA have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Danville city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,951

Median Household Income

± $1,744

18.5k

Number of Households

± 861

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Danville city, VA grew to $34,951 from the previous year's value of $33,721.

The following chart displays the households in Danville city, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,900

2017 Median

± $2,615

$90,800

2016 Median

± $2,847

In 2017, the median property value in Danville city, VA grew to to $90,900 from the previous year's value of $90,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Danville city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Danville city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Danville city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Danville city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.2%

2017 Homeownership

54%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.2% of the housing units in Danville city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Danville city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Danville city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Danville city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Danville city, VA have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in Danville city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Danville city, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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