Davison, Michigan

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Davison, Michigan

Introduction to Davison, Michigan

Davison, Michigan is 8 miles E of Flint, Michigan (center to center) and 54 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. Located in Genesee County, the population of the city is 5,536.

Davison History

Eleazer Thurston, who was the first settler of Davidson, arrived in 1842. The city was named after Judge Norman Davison, who established a nearby town, which at that time was called Davisonville, but is now known as Atlas. The first post office, which was established in 1850, was called the Davison Centre, but was later renamed as Davison. The city was officially incorporated in 1889, as a village, and in 1938, it was incorporated as a city. Several well-known people hailed from Davison including the filmmaker, Michael Moore.

Davison and Nearby Attractions

  • Alfred P. Sloan Museum
  • Addison Oaks County Park
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
  • Apple Mountain

Things To Do In Davison

There are numerous museums near Davison including, Alfred P. Sloan Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Flushing Area Museum, and Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum. There are also several historical sites nearby, namely, Historic Fort Wayne, Pewabic Pottery, and Sanilac Petroglyphs. The area has numerous parks including Addison Oaks County Park, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, and Independence Oaks County Park. Other popular destinations include Detroit Zoo, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, and Eastern Market.

Davison Transportation

Bishop International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Davison Higher Education

Colleges close to Davison include Baker College of Flint, Kettering University, and Mott Community College.

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High Points

Davison strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 15% Davison Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Davison, Michigan

Comparing Davison to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 2 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 6 7
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 8
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3

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Davison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Genesee
Standard Zip Codes 48423
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.034
Longitude -83.518

Davison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
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Davison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,536 100%
Male 2,485 44.9%
Female 3,051 55.1%
Under 18 1,350 24.4%
18+ 4,186 75.6%
65+ 928 16.8%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 5,340 96.5%
African-American 28 0.5%
Asian 20 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 0.6%
Other 24 0.4%
Mixed Race 91 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 132 2.4%

Estimated Davison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,372
Growth -164
Growth % -3%

Davison Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.9%
Irish 17.4%
English 14.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
Polish 5.9%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
US/American 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Scottish 2.8%
Italian 2.7%
French Canadian 2%
Dutch 1.9%
Swedish 1.8%
Hungarian 1.4%
Slovak 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
European 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Davison 5,536 $51,925
Burton 30,308 $50,332
Columbiaville 815 $45,750
Flint 124,943 $31,424
Goodrich 1,353 $74,063
Grand Blanc 8,242 $82,456
Otisville 882 $45,769
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Student/teacher ratio: 21

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