A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$393,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Davidson Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    500
  • Theft
    914
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,907
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Davidson Reviews

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Friendly, rural, up-and-coming town that holds plenty of opportunity for families raising children. It is very well located among best-rated schools, entertainment, and big companies.
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Very nice area. Mainly suited to middle class families. Davidson college is downtown and has a beautiful campus with frequent events occurring. Downtown there are restaurants, stores, gyms, etc. It is minutes away from Lake Norman. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Charlotte. Overall, a lovely place to live or attend University.
Davidson is a very beautiful area! You can go to the strip near the college and find lots a cute stores and restaurants.