Danville, Virginia

Danville: The seat of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. It is located on the Dan River in the southern part of the state. Danville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Danville Historical Society and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.


Danville is a city located in the county of City of Danville in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 43,055 and a population density of 379 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 39,869 inhabitants.

The city was created 232 years ago in 1791.

Danville locator map
Location of Danville on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Danville

Population : 39,869 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : City of Danville
Phone Area Codes : 434
Area : 113.67 km2
Named for : Dan River
Altitude : 531 feet / 162 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1792 (232 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 14:18:58 (15th June 2024)
Postal code : 24540
Density : 351 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.99% (2010-2020)
Downtown Danville image
Downtown Danville
Downtown Danville image


Danville is located at 36°35'9"N 79°23'42"W (36.5859700, -79.3950200). It has 2 neighbors: Caswell County and Pittsylvania County.

Danville map

Danville has 2 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Danville decreased by 7.99% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 43,055 - census
2011 42,645 -0.96% estimation process
2012 42,705 0.14% estimation process
2013 42,623 -0.19% estimation process
2014 42,263 -0.85% estimation process
2015 41,947 -0.75% estimation process
2016 41,665 -0.68% estimation process
2017 41,044 -1.51% estimation process
2018 40,649 -0.97% estimation process
2019 40,044 -1.51% estimation process
2020 39,869 -0.44% estimation process

Danville zip code is 24540. County name: Danville, County fips: 51590

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People born in Danville (104)

People born in Danville, including television producer Barbara Hall, first female Member of Parliament to take her seat Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, advertising executive Rosser Reeves, .


  • Teresa Lewis (American murderer who killed her own husband and stepson so she could get money) she was born in 26/04/1969
  • J. Hamilton Lewis (politician (1863-1939)) he was born in 18/05/1863
  • Camilla Williams (American operatic soprano) she was born in 18/10/1919
  • Ricky Van Shelton (American country music artist) he was born in 12/01/1952
  • Clarence 13X (Founder of The Nation of Gods and Earths) he was born in 22/02/1928
  • Tony Rice (American guitarist and bluegrass musician) he was born in 08/06/1951
  • Matthew Clay (American politician (1754-1815)) he was born in 25/03/1754
  • George Cabell (American politician and lawyer (1836-1906)) he was born in 25/01/1836
  • Thomas Lawson Price (American politician (1809-1870)) he was born in 19/01/1809
  • John Kerr, Jr. (American politician (1811-1879)) he was born in 10/02/1811
  • Larry Rice (American musician) he was born in 24/04/1949
  • Johnny Newman (American basketball player) he was born in 28/11/1963
  • William Lewis Cabell (14th, 16th and 20th mayor of Dallas) he was born in 01/01/1827
  • William D. Byron (American politician) he was born in 15/05/1895
  • Carl Willis (American baseball player) he was born in 28/12/1960
  • John B. Henderson (American politician) he was born in 16/11/1826
  • Wendell Scott (American racing driver) he was born in 29/08/1921
  • David Wilson (American football player and triple jumper) he was born in 15/06/1991

Schools in Danville

College & universities near Danville, VA

Code Name City ZIP
232724 Sovah School of Health Professions Danville (VA) 24541

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Danville, VA

Code Name Address Type
DAN Danville 677 Craghead St. RAIL
BNC Burlington 101 North Main Street RAIL
GRO J. Douglas Galyon Depot 236 East Washington Street RAIL
DNC Durham 400 W. Chapel Hill Street RAIL
HPT High Point 100 West High St RAIL

Post offices near Danville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Courthouse Danvill Post Office Danville (VA) 24541

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Distance to Other Cities

Danville distances to largest Virginia cities