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
StateIllinois
CountyVermilion
Created1851
Area
 • Total50.01 sq mi (129.5 km2)
 • Land49.43 sq mi (128.0 km2)
 • Water0.58 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.16%
Elevation
577 ft (176 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
30,673
 • 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.

History[edit]

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

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

Geography[edit]

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]

Cemeteries[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]

Rivers[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Danville Correctional Center Heliport
  • Lakeview Medical Center Heliport

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201630,673[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]

References[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. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 100.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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