Davidson, NC

Davidson, situated in Mecklenburg County, is a city made up of 5.1 square miles.

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The town was originally know as Davidson College from its founding until 1891.  

The town has seen developments toward mixed-use development, open space preservation, pedestrian orientation, connectivity, and affordable housing with the General Plan (1993), the Land Plan (1995), and the Planning Ordinance (2001) to support growth of the town.  


The median resident age in Davidson is 37 years. The median estimated household income is about $105,000 making it about $58,000 more than the North Carolina average. 

The estimated per capita is about $50,000. The average price for a home in Davidson is about $420,000 (2015) which is $260,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Davidson is 80% White, 9% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 10% other. 97% of the population are high school graduates, with 67% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

49% are married, 11% are divorced, 3% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married.

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Mecklenburg County

Davidson belongs to Mecklenburg County in the south western part of North Carolina.

The County, named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III.

Every May, the county celebrates Meck Dec Day, the date of which is the claimed to be the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, possibly making Mecklenburg the earliest of the Thirteen Colonies to have declared its independence from Great Britain's rule.

The county, a part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 1,034,070, while its largest city Charlotte, which is also the county seat, has a population of 810,000.

Mecklenburg County borders Gaston, Lincoln, York (SC), Lancaster (SC), Union, Iredell, Catawba and Cabarrus counties.

Mecklenburg County is made up of 546 square miles. 524 of which is land with the remaining 22 as water.


The population of Davidson, NC is about 520. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Davidson, NC is 840 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Davidson, NC is 28035-28036.

Area Code

The area codes for Davidson, NC are 704 and 980.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Davidson and Mecklenburg County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections.

As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 12%.


The unemployment rate for Davidson is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.

Education, technical services, retail, and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Charlotte Observer and The Mecklenburg Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Mecklenburg County area.