Overview

Introduction to Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 16 miles W of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 18 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill area.

Davidson History

The community of Davidson was founded in 1837, which was the same year that the Presbyterian Davidson College was established. Both the town and the college were named in honor of the local Revolutionary War hero, Brigadier General William Lee Davidson. Throughout a major part of the 19th century, the area was a farming community. The town was incorporated in 1879 as "Davidson College," and the first cotton mill was established in 1890. In 1891, the name was changed to "Davidson" and the first bank was established in Davidson in 1903.

Davidson and Nearby Attractions

  • Paramount's Carowinds
  • Gaston County Museum of Art and History
  • Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
  • Lake Norman State Park
  • Davidson College Arboretum

Things To Do In Davidson

The Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary is a popular attraction in the area. Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Carolinas Aviation Museum, Schiele Museum, Discovery Place, and Historic Rural Hill Farm are some of the museums and historical sites nearby. Lake Norman State Park offers facilities for swimming, camping, boating, fishing, and hiking.

Davidson Transportation

Air transportation is available from Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport.

Davidson Higher Education

The town of Davidson is home to Davidson College. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gaston College, and Central Piedmont Community College are among the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,666
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+5,998
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.4%
Median Earnings25+$73,022
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,148
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$155,337
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home11%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,213
Median House Value$423,000

Ancestry

English18.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.8%
Irish12.8%
Italian9%
Scottish4%
Polish3.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish1.9%
Greek1.8%
Hungarian1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1.5%
Norwegian1.2%
Arab1%
Egyptian0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
African0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Serbian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Estonian0.1%
German0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Somali0.1%
South African0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Davidson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mecklenburg County
Standard Zip Codes28035, 28036
Phone Area Codes7,04,980, 704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.5
Approximate Longitude-80.83

Davidson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCONCORD
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cornelius28,649$110,461
Huntersville54,572$114,424
Kannapolis47,553$57,630
Landis3,092$63,594
Mooresville37,165$79,951
Troutman2,634$55,795

Davidson Public Schools

Community School Of Davidson
404 Armour Street
ZIP: 28036
(704) 897-8061
Other
Total Enrollment 1327
Davidson Elementary
635 South St
ZIP: 28036
(980) 343-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 693

Davidson Private Schools

Davidson Day School
750 Jetton St
ZIP: 28036
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 452
Lake Norman Christian School
251 South St
ZIP: 28036
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 112
Mckinney Academy
412 Armour St
ZIP: 28036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
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