Davidson, NC

Davidson profile

Living in Davidson

Davidson is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 13,054 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Davidson is the 81st largest community in North Carolina.

Davidson home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Davidson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Davidson is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Davidson is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Davidson who work in management occupations (21.05%), sales jobs (12.18%), and business and financial occupations (9.62%).

Also of interest is that Davidson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Davidson is a college town. There are a lot of students in Davidson attending college, and as a result Davidson provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Because of many things, Davidson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Davidson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Davidson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Davidson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Davidson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.36% 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 Davidson in 2018 was $55,122, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,488 for a family of four.

Davidson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Davidson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Davidson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Davidson include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Davidson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.