|City of Davison|
|— City —|
|Nickname(s): City of Flags|
Location of Davison, Michigan
|- Mayor||Fred "Mac" Fortner|
|- City Manager||Dale Martin|
|- Total||1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)|
|- Land||1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||794 ft (242 m)|
|- Density||3,106.3/sq mi (1,200.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0624356|
Davison is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan and a suburb of Flint. The population was 5,536 at the 2000 census. Davison is located within Davison Township, but is administratively autonomous.
Davison was named after Judge Norman Davison, who founded a nearby town formerly known as Davisonville, now known as Atlas.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all land.
Davison is the hometown for participants in several prominent events in American history.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,536 people, 2,496 households, and 1,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,106.3 per square mile (1,200.8/km²). There were 2,652 housing units at an average density of 1,488.1/sq mi (575.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.46% White, 0.51% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population. Out of its 5,536 residents, 23.9% are German, 17.4% are Irish, 14.5% are English, and the remaining percent are from other areas of origination.
There were 2,496 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,482, and the median income for a family was $51,925. Males had a median income of $42,719 versus $28,222 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,449. About 5.6% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.