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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Danville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 16,685. Danville is in Boyle County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Danville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Danville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Danville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Danville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    367.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,078.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    195.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Danville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,451
National
$55,322
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Danville is a small country town about 45 minutes away from Lexington and an hour from Louisville. It has a lot going for it *IF* you want/like small town life. Decently nice people, really good schools (surprisingly), and all of your necessities. So why only 3 stars? Because it has its downsides too. There are a lot of overweight people, lots of smokers, and some drug issues in the lower-income areas, which leads to crime. There are a pile of fast-food chains. The only "luxury" eating in town is Starbucks and it is always packed because there isn't nearly enough services in this town for the number of people here. And, this may sound silly but it is crazy windy here - like 75% of the time- which sounds pointless but if you own a home you will be replacing shingles, siding, gutters, etc. well before it is normally time. I stay on 3 stars though because if you can get past things like no Chick-Fil-A or Panera, and only one grocery store other than Wal-Mart- it is a cozy place.
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I like the fact that it is a smaller town and that you can walk or bike to most places if needed to. It has grown slightly over the past couple of years, adding new places to eat and shop. Personally I would like to see better management of the city. Many new businesses will not come here simply because of the city's policies and regulations. Many projects that are preferred by the citizens are delayed and dragged out while other ones that many do not give much attention to are given much detail and readily planned out. Adding more recreational activities would also be nice and could possibly cut down on crime rates and general boredom for kids.
Danville, Kentucky is one of the most unique places I have ever lived! Being a part of a military family, I have lived in many different locations, but Danville has been the only place that feels like home to me. There are so many interesting historical landmarks, cute shops, and outdoor places to enjoy time with family and friends. One of my favorite things about Danville is it's coffee shop downtown, the hub. The Hub is a great place to do homework and catch up with friends!