Davis is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 67,666 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Davis is the 122nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Davis are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Davis is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Davis is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Davis who work in teaching (18.58%), management occupations (9.66%), and office and administrative support (8.16%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Davis has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Davis is also a city of artists. Davis has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Davis’s character.
Also of interest is that Davis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Davis is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Davis have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Davis’s economy is one such example of this.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Davis is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Davis, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Davis, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Davis is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.49% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Davis in 2010 was $33,798, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,192 for a family of four. However, Davis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Davis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Davis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Davis residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Davis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Davis include English, Irish, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Davis's cultural character, accounting for 19.38% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Davis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.