The Danville Micropolitan Statistical Area comprises Boyle and Lincoln Counties, Kentucky, with a total population of 53,383 according to the 2013 U.S. Census estimate.
A Micropolitan Statistical Area is defined as an urban area based around an urban cluster with a population of 10,000 to 49,999, including any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration as measured by commuting to work.
For the Danville Micro, that urban cluster is the City of Danville in Boyle County, with a population of 16,349 according to the 2012 U.S. Census estimate. Lincoln County is socially and economically integrated in the Danville Micro because it is the primary source of commuting workforce to Danville-Boyle County via US 150 and US 127. The Danville Micro is one of only 576 micropolitan areas in the United States.
We consider our micropolitan designation as being the small town version of a larger metropolitan area, with many of the same bigger city amenities for businesses, residents, retirees, and visitors. That's why we like to call it "countrypolitan"!
Learn more about what the Danville Micro has to offer at our community profile provided in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet of Economic Development.
On March 3, 2015, representatives of the Danville Micropolitan Area economic development team celebrated the Micro's 2014 ranking by SITE Selection magazine (#23 in the United States, #2 in Kentucky) with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Pictured left to right: Andrea Miller, Executive Director, Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce; Sheree Gilliam, Chairman, Stanford-Lincoln County Industrial Development Authority (IDA); Paula Fowler, Executive Director, Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce; George Leamon, Executive Director, Stanford-Lincoln County IDA; Dr. Richard W. Trollinger, Chairman, Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership (EDP); Jody Lassiter, President/CEO, Danville-Boyle County EDP and Boyle County Industrial Foundation (BCIF); Governor Steve Beshear; Harold McKinney, Boyle County Judge-Executive; John Albright, Chairman, BCIF; Mike Perros, Mayor, City of Danville; Jim Adams, Lincoln County Judge-Executive; Ron Scott, Danville City Manager; Eddie Carter, Mayor, City of Stanford. (Photo Credit: Amy Hanlon, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development)