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Davidson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Davidson had a population of 13,409 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Davidson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Davidson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,409
Daytime Population: Workers 9,710
Daytime Population: Residents 6,899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,609
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 11,634
Population in Familes 9,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,775
Population Density2 2,330
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $105,784
Average Household Income $148,781
Per Capita Income $52,957


Total Housing Units 5,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,420 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,188 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 552 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $466,230
Average Home Value $518,167


Total Households 4,609
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,165
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.86% 2.36%
Households 3.21% 2.62%
Families 3.74% 2.58%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

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, 2017 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 # 20 97th
Diversity Index # 523 29th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 13 98th

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