Davidson, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Davidson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Davidson had a population of 13,713 as of July 1, 2018. Davidson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Davidson is located at latitude 35.4856 and longitude -80.8269 in Mecklenburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Davidson (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Mecklenburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Town of Davidson (GNIS ID: 2406358) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Davidson is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Mecklenburg County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Davidson: Davidson College, Davison College.

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Davidson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,713
Population in Households 11,851
Population in Familes 9,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,862
Population Density2 2,383
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $106,338
Average Household Income $149,946
Per Capita Income $52,775


Total Housing Units 5,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,455 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,199 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 410 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $479,575
Average Home Value $530,268


Total Households 4,654
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 3,189
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.78% 1.77%
Households 2.93% 1.92%
Families 3.38% 1.89%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Davidson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davidson to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 90th
Population Density # 21 97th
Diversity Index # 511 31st
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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