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Davidson, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Davidson College
Location of Davidson, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°29′28″N 80°49′58″W / 35.49111°N 80.83278°W / 35.49111; -80.83278Coordinates: 35°29′28″N 80°49′58″W / 35.49111°N 80.83278°W / 35.49111; -80.83278
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Iredell, Mecklenburg
 - Total 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 - Land 4.9 sq mi (12.6 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,139
 Density 1,468.0/sq mi (566.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28035-28036
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-16400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019914[2]
Website http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us

For Davidson County, North Carolina, click here

Davidson is a town in Iredell and Mecklenburg counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 7,139 at the 2000 census. It is home to Davidson College. Lying along the eastern shore of Lake Norman, the town is centered around the college from which it takes its name.

The town was founded in 1837 with the establishment of the Presbyterian Davidson College, named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a local Revolutionary War hero in Mecklenburg County. The land for Davidson College came from Davidson's estate, a large portion of which was donated by his son.



Davidson is located at 35°29′28″N 80°49′58″W / 35.49111°N 80.83278°W / 35.49111; -80.83278 (35.491165, -80.832864).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.95%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,139 people, 2,122 households, and 1,476 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,468.0 people per square mile (567.2/km²). There were 2,452 housing units at an average density of 504.2/sq mi (194.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.53% White, 8.14% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 2,122 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 24.2% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $78,370, and the median income for a family was $100,961. Males had a median income of $69,830 versus $37,632 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,571. About 3.4% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

  • Lee Spencer, NASCAR journalist
  • David Stremme, NASCAR Driver.
  • Denny Hamlin, NASCAR Driver.
  • Alan Gustafson NASCAR Crew Chief
  • Rhodes Fulbright, Philanthropist

Points of interest

Schools and libraries

The Davidson branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

School system

The citizens of Davidson, NC attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Elementary schools include Davidson Elementary. Middle schools include the Davidson IB Middle School.

Private schools

  • Lake Norman Christian School
  • Cannon School, located in nearby Concord, serves Davidson families
  • Davidson Day School, located at 750 Jetton Road in Davidson
  • McKinney Academy, Davidson. Excellent Private Elementary School K - 5. www.mckinneyacademy.com
  • McKinney Care Academy, Davidson. Excellent Junior Kindergarten Program www.mckinneycare.com
  • Phoenix Montessori Academy

Colleges and universities

Davidson College is located in the heart of Davidson.


Davidson is served by a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.[4] The library is located on the Green in Davidson.

35°29′54.36″N 80°50′53.919″W / 35.4984333°N 80.84831083°W / 35.4984333; -80.84831083


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Davidson branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". http://plcmc.org/Locations/branches.asp?id=8. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 

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