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  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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Davidson is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 12,325. Davidson is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Davidson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. 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
$406,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    31
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173
    500
  • Theft
    1,022
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    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
$120,658
National
$55,322
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Davidson Reviews

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I just recently moved to Davidson about a year ago but have lived near by and have grown up with Davidson as a big part of my life. The best part I would say is the community. Everyone is so friendly and always welcomes you with a smile on their face. All the beautiful greenery makes it feel very homey. If I could choose one place to start a family it, would be right here in Davidson. A really cool fact about the suburb is that there are no drive throughs which means no fast food restaurants to make the place look trashy. There are fast food places very near by but it's nice not to have all the traffic coming though our part of the town.
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I've lived in Davidson for 10 years and the Lake Norman area for 10 before that. This is by far the best place to live in the Charlotte area, especially for families. It's like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life with the even better addition of a top-tier University at its center.
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.