kids encyclopedia robot

Danville, Indiana facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Danville, Indiana
Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville
Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville
"A Great Place to Spend an Hour or a Lifetime"
Location of Danville in Hendricks County, Indiana
Location of Danville in Hendricks County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Center
 • Total 8.80 sq mi (22.80 km2)
 • Land 8.75 sq mi (22.67 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
951 ft (290 m)
 • Total 10,559
 • Density 1,206.47/sq mi (465.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-16804
GNIS feature ID 0433314

Danville is a town in and the county seat of Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 9,001 at the 2010 census, up from 6,418 at the 2000 census. In 2019 the estimated population was 10,126.


Danville was founded in 1824, and its post office one year later. Danville was incorporated as a town in 1835.

The Ora Adams House, Leander Campbell House, Danville Courthouse Square Historic District, Danville Main Street Historic District, Dr. Jeremiah and Ann Jane DePew House, Hendricks County Jail and Sheriff's Residence, Twin Bridges, and Wilson-Courtney House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Danville is located at 39°45′39″N 86°31′4″W / 39.76083°N 86.51778°W / 39.76083; -86.51778 (39.760736, −86.517798).

According to the 2010 census, Danville has a total area of 6.98 square miles (18.08 km2), of which 6.93 square miles (17.95 km2) (or 99.28%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.72%) is water.


  • 2R2 - Hendricks County Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 386
1860 895 131.9%
1870 1,040 16.2%
1880 1,598 53.7%
1890 1,569 −1.8%
1900 1,802 14.9%
1910 1,640 −9.0%
1920 1,729 5.4%
1930 1,930 11.6%
1940 2,093 8.4%
1950 2,802 33.9%
1960 3,287 17.3%
1970 3,771 14.7%
1980 4,220 11.9%
1990 4,345 3.0%
2000 6,418 47.7%
2010 9,001 40.2%
2020 10,559 17.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,001 people, 3,344 households, and 2,398 families living in the town. The population density was 1,298.8 inhabitants per square mile (501.5/km2). There were 3,589 housing units at an average density of 517.9 per square mile (200.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 3,344 households, of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the town was 34.3 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Arts and culture

Museums and other points of interest

The Hendricks County Historical Museum is located in the former Sheriff's Residence and Jail at 170 South Washington in Danville. The building was erected in 1866 and served as the county jail until 1974. The two-story brick structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the only surviving example of the Second Empire style of architecture in the county. This style was popular after the American Civil War and has as defining elements a central tower and mansard roof. The Museum's collection includes items relating to domestic life, agriculture, military history, education and other aspects of our county's heritage. It also includes items relating to the history of Indiana Central Normal College (later Canterbury College), which was located in Danville from 1878 until 1951.


Danville Community School Corporation, the school district which serves Danville, operates Danville Community High School, a secondary school (grades 9 through 12) located just off of U.S. Route 36. The mascot of Danville Community Schools is a Warrior in American Indian clothing. The school colors are crimson and gray. Other facilities operated by the school corporation are:

  • Danville Middle School
  • South Elementary School
  • North Elementary School
  • Opportunity House

The town has a lending library, the Danville-Center Township Public Library.

Notable people

  • John Cravens, Registrar of Indiana University 1895–1936; raised in Danville and graduated from Central Indiana Normal College in Danville
  • Bob Snyder, musician known for playing tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet, and flute; born in Danville
  • Travis Steele, head coach of the Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team
  • Sam Thompson, 19th-century Major League Baseball player born in Danville

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Danville (Indiana) para niños

kids search engine
Danville, Indiana Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.