Danville Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

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Danville Township
Location in Vermilion County
Location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 40°06′37″N 87°36′38″W / 40.11028°N 87.61056°W / 40.11028; -87.61056Coordinates: 40°06′37″N 87°36′38″W / 40.11028°N 87.61056°W / 40.11028; -87.61056
CountryUnited States
 • Total50.01 sq mi (129.5 km2)
 • Land49.43 sq mi (128.0 km2)
 • Water0.58 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.16%
577 ft (176 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density649.7/sq mi (250.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-183-18576

Danville Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 32,113 and it contained 13,913 housing units.[2] Danville Area Community College and the Illinois Department Of Corrections Danville Correctional Facility are in this township.


Danville Township was one of the eight townships created in 1851.

Danville Township was named for Dan Beckwith, an Indian trader.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.01 square miles (129.5 km2), of which 49.43 square miles (128.0 km2) (or 98.84%) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.16%) is water.[2]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Beeler Terrace
  • Brookville
  • Grape Creek
  • South Danville
  • Vandercook
  • Vermilion Heights
  • Walz
  • Wyton

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these cemeteries: Atherton, Danville National, Forse, Greenwood, Hooten, Langley, Lutheran, Lynch, Oakhill, Parish, Saint Patrick's and Sandhill.

Major highways[edit]


Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Danville Correctional Center Heliport
  • Lakeview Medical Center Heliport


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)30,673[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

School districts[edit]

  • Catlin Community Unit School District 5
  • Danville Community Consolidated School District 118
  • Oakwood Community Unit School District 76
  • Westville Community Unit School District 2

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 100.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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