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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Davis is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 66,886. Davis is in Yolo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Davis offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Davis there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Davis and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Davis are highly rated.
About Davis...
Population
66,886

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$565,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,291
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Davis 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
    75
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    46
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    386
    500
  • Theft
    1,895
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,683
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I love the small 'college town' feel! Davis is very environmentally conscious and friendly, residents like to 'live green' and promote sustainable practices. The neighborhood is friendly, there are plenty of grocery stores and restaurants to visit. The neighborhood farmer's market on the weekend is always great to visit to support local businesses. The close proximity to Sacramento gives more opportunity to those willing to commute for jobs, internships, or nightlife. Davis is also not too far away from Vallejo and San Francisco, so even though it is a small community, there is more to do not too far away.
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Not so great. Not enough establishments (stores, restaurants, markets, etc.), and driving is dangerous at night because it’s so dimly lit! Not enough going around compared to most college towns. Not enough parking spaces. Not enough diversity. In one word: Boring.
Davis was a great place to grow up! The town is full of parks, and you can ride your bike practically everywhere. The downtown is at the heart of Davis and has delicious restaurants, a handful of lively bars, art museums and a weekly farmers market. It is a very safe town full of friendly people that create a close knit community.