Expected price increase
: 3.3 percent Unemployment rate
: 8.5 percent (123rd highest) Change in home prices (2010Q4-2011Q4)
: 0.0 percent
Home prices in Danville fell 6.1 percent from their peak in the first quarter of 2009. Compared to most cities, this decline is relatively small. The Danville metropolitan area is home to just over 100,000 people, making it among the least populated regions in the country. After a year in which home prices did not increase or decrease — between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the fourth quarter of 2011 — home prices in the city are now expected to rise by 3.3 percent by the end of this year — one of the largest increases in the country.
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