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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Davidson is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 12,666. Davidson is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Davidson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Davidson there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Davidson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Davidson are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,213
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Davidson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    139
    500.1
  • Theft
    818.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Davidson

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$128,255
National
$55,322
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Davidson Reviews

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Small town atmosphere near the big-city amenities of Charlotte- great schools and great neighbors! Affordability can be a concern, as well as traffic.
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I have recently moved to Davidson with my mom and brother. I love what the town has to offer. There are many restaurants to appeal to any pallet. There are walking and biking trails that allow residents to become one with nature. There are cultural activities, arts, growers markets and festivals year round. Davidson is a great place to live.
Davidson is a small, liberal community that houses the wonderful Davidson College. I have loved living in Davidson because it has been an amazing place for me to have grown up, and has people who work toward making change for the better.