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Overview

Introduction to Davison, Michigan

Davison, Michigan is 8 miles E of Flint, Michigan (center to center) and 54 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is located in Genesee County.

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.

People

Total Population 5,029
Male Share of the Population 42%
Female Share of the Population 58%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 1,970
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,133
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,570

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,996
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.1%
Median Gross Rent $606
Median House Value $92,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0%
English 16.6%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAPEER WWTP
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
Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
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
Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burton 29,223 $51,691
Columbiaville 800 $44,500
Flint 99,802 $29,065
Goodrich 1,823 $74,464
Grand Blanc 8,088 $59,225
Otisville 920 $35,972

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Davison High Schools

DAVISON HIGH SCHOOL
1250 N. OAK ROAD
810-591-3531
Serves 1,441 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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Historic Davison

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Davison yards between 1900 and 1920
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