Danville, Georgia

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Danville, Georgia
Location in Twiggs County and the state of Georgia
Location in Twiggs County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°36′20″N 83°14′41″W / 32.60556°N 83.24472°W / 32.60556; -83.24472Coordinates: 32°36′20″N 83°14′41″W / 32.60556°N 83.24472°W / 32.60556; -83.24472
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesTwiggs, Wilkinson
Area
 • Total0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Land0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total238
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
214
 • Density271.23/sq mi (104.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31017
Area code(s)478
FIPS code13-21688[3]
GNIS feature ID0355443[4]
Websitecityofdanvillega.com

Danville is a town in Twiggs and Wilkinson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 238 at the 2010 census, down from 373 in 2000.

The Twiggs County portion of Danville is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Danville was originally called "Hughes", and under the latter name had its start about 1891 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1905 as the "Town of Danville".[6] The town was named for Daniel G. Hughes, father of U.S. Representative Dudley Mays Hughes.[7]

Geography[edit]

Danville is located at 32°36′20″N 83°14′41″W / 32.60556°N 83.24472°W / 32.60556; -83.24472 (32.605607, -83.244762).[8]

Interstate 16 runs northwest to southeast just south of town, leading southeast 137 mi (220 km) to Savannah and northwest 31 mi (50 km) to Macon. The town is also traversed by U.S. Route 80 and Georgia State Route 358.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910299
192043645.8%
1930419−3.9%
19404231.0%
19504619.0%
1960264−42.7%
197051595.1%
19805292.7%
1990480−9.3%
2000373−22.3%
2010238−36.2%
Est. 2018214[2]−10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 373 people, 141 households, and 97 families residing in the town. The population density was 466.4 people per square mile (180.0/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 208.8 per square mile (80.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 47.45% White, 51.21% African American, 0.80% Native American, and 0.54% from two or more races.

There were 141 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,036, and the median income for a family was $33,214. Males had a median income of $30,375 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,281. About 15.2% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 58. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1905. pp. 787–788.
  7. ^ "Profile for Danville, Georgia". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.