Danville, VA is located along the center bottom edge of the state, bordering North Carolina. This independent city has a population of just over 43,000 people scattered across its rolling hills. There is a small downtown area that features a mixture of historic and modern buildings, and some residences are clustered here, but driving is necessary. The average commute is roughly 20 minutes.
In Danville, VA, the cost of living overall is just 81 percent of the national average, and the cost of housing is especially low, coming in at just 51 percent of the national average. The annual median wage for all positions is $35,000, while the median home price is close to $87,000.
Danville, VA Job Opportunities
Of Danville, VA's residents, just under 38,000 are working. Some 5,500 of those are employed in office and administrative support positions. Production occupations are also popular and account for 4,630 jobs in the area. An additional 4,340 people in Danville, VA work in sales and related occupations. Other common industries include food services, transportation, education and healthcare. Top employers in Danville, VA include Goodyear, Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville Public Schools, City of Danville, Telvista, Nestle, Averett University, Food Lion, Roman Eagle Memorial Home, Danville Community College and Walmart.
Danville, VA Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Danville, VA is nearly 9 percent compared to a national unemployment rate of 5.3 percent. The local government is actively courting companies in aerospace, automotive, back office operations, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and plastics to relocate to the area, and it offers some discretionary incentives for companies to come to the area or for someone who wants to start a business in Danville, VA, including a Technology Enhancement Grant (TEG), turnkey solutions and financial assistance through the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA).