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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,996
Male Share of the Population44%
Female Share of the Population56%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+1,996
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,128
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,298

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,830
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.6%
Median Gross Rent$663
Median House Value$99,000

Ancestry

German23.2%
English15%
Polish14.6%
Irish12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
French Except Basque5.1%
Dutch4%
Swedish3.8%
Italian3.6%
Scottish3.5%
Russian3%
Belgian2.7%
Canadian2.7%
Hungarian1.6%
Czech1.3%
Danishn1.3%
Norwegian0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Davison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes48423
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.03
Approximate Longitude-83.51

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)

StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burton28,995$51,986
Columbiaville862$41,000
Flint98,918$29,642
Goodrich1,822$83,036
Grand Blanc8,039$65,917
Otisville1,006$38,958

Davison Public Schools

Hill Elementary School
404 Aloha St
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-0839
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Siple Elementary School
9286 East Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-5104
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Thomson Elementary School
617 East Clark St
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-0911
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Davison Alternative Education
1250 North Oak Rd
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-1020
High
Total Enrollment 163
Gates Elementary School
2359 South Irish Rd
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-5001
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Central Elementary School
600 South State Rd
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-0818
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Davison Middle School
600 South Dayton St
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-0528
Middle
Total Enrollment 838
Davison High School
1250 North Oak Rd
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-3539
High
Total Enrollment 1552
Hahn Intermediate School
500 South Dayton St
ZIP: 48423
(810) 591-1104
Middle
Total Enrollment 879

Davison Private Schools

Faith Baptist School
7306 E Atherton Rd
ZIP: 48423
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 290
Montessori Academy Of Davison
326 Bay St
ZIP: 48423
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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Study Online in Davison
Historic Davison

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Davison yards between 1900 and 1920
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