Davidson, NC
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Davidson is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 12,207 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 93.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Davidson is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Davidson who work in management occupations (16.58%), sales jobs (12.29%), and teaching (10.61%).

Of important note, Davidson is also a town of artists. Davidson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Davidson’s character.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Davidson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.59% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Davidson is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Davidson enrolled in college, Davidson has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Davidson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Davidson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Davidson. 65.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Davidson in 2010 was $48,313, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,252 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 Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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