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Davidson, NC
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Davidson profile

Living in Davidson

Davidson is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,771 people and three associated neighborhoods, Davidson is the 72nd largest community in North Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Davidson, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Davidson, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Davidson’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Davidson does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $140,938.00.

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.

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 23.81% 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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Davidson, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Davidson provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Davidson. 74.27% 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 2022 was $72,914, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $291,656 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 Korean.