Danville, Georgia

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

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



The town was named for Daniel G. Hughes, father of U.S. Representative Dudley Mays Hughes.[3]


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)[4].

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


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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