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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 67,500. Davis is in Yolo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Davis offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Davis there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Davis and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Davis are highly rated.
About Davis...
Population
67,500

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$594,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,377
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    61.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    392.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,781.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Davis

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,071
National
$55,322
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Live and work in Davis, this lovely quintessential college town! Never Drive in traffic, bike everywhere, enjoy warm summer nights spent in the quaint downtown, walking the greenbelt or enjoying the Wednesday Evening Farmers Market. A Second Farmers Market is held Saturday mornings. Excellent schools, an amazing Park system and ability to live your life car free if desired. Ranked "the most educated town in America" Davis has the highest concentration of PhDs anywhere in the United States. Just 15 minutes away, Midtown Sacramento is home to a burgeoning Art, Food, Beer and Music Scenes. Midtown Sacramento is full of Victorian Architecture and hosts more trees per City Block than almost any City in the World. Second only to Paris. With San Francisco just an hour away, Lake Tahoe only Two hours, the Napa Valley just 40 minutes and Lake Berryessa 15 minutes away, the ability to easily get away for a weekend of museums, skiing, wine tasting or outdoor recreations is unprecedented.
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I loved the mix of a small-town feel with a giant, world-class university. We have a "real" downtown with coffee shops, bars, restaurants, book stores, and lots of parks -- parks and greenbelts are a big thing in Davis. We have one of the best Farmer's Markets in California.

I love the highly-educated populace -- Davis is one of the most "educated" (at least in terms of book-learnin' and degrees) towns in entire country.

The one thing Davis lacks is great restaurants. Being a college town, we've got pizza, Chinese, Thai, burgers, and beer in abundance! But in terms of great sit-down restaurants, not so much.
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.