Davidson, North Carolina
"College Town. Lake Town. Your Town."
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Location of Davidson, North Carolina
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According to the 2010 census, there are 10,944 people and 4,253 housing units in the town. The racial makeup of the town is 87.8% White, 6.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 3.8% Hispanic or Latino and 1.7% from two or more races.
There are approximately 2,429 family households out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% have a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% are non-families. 26.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.4 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the town, the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 14.9% from 20 to 29, 21.9% from 35 to 49, 16.2% from 50 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35.7 years. 47.5% of the population is male and 52.5% is female.
The median household income is $83,730, and the median income for a family was $124,045. Males who work full-time and year-round have a median income of $93,833 versus $56,178 for females. The per capita income for the town is $49,065. About 4.8% of families and 6.4% of the population are below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
The residents of Davidson attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Elementary schools include Davidson Elementary. Following the shutdown of Davidson IBMYP Middle School in 2011, there currently is no middle school located in Davidson; middle schoolers attend Bailey Middle School in the neighboring town of Cornelius. However, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have proposed expanding nearby Davidson Elementary to a K-8 school. High school students attend William A. Hough High School, also in Cornelius.
- Davidson Day School, located at 750 Jetton Road in Davidson
- Woodlawn School, located 1 mile north of Davidson College
- Lake Norman Christian School
- Davidson Green School, located in downtown Davidson, 511, South Main St
- Phoenix Montessori Academy, 412 Armour Street
Colleges and universitiesEdit
Davidson is home to Davidson College, a highly selective liberal arts college located in the heart of town on Main Street. Davidson College has been ranked the third most rigorous school in the United States, the top school in the South, is consistently ranked in the top ten best liberal arts colleges in the country, and has graduated 23 Rhodes scholars. Some notable attendees of the college are Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, George Osborne, former British Chancellor of the Exchequer, and current NBA player Stephen Curry.
Davidson is served by a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The library is located on the Green in Davidson.
See also: List of notable Davidson College alumni
- John Candelaria, former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Hayes Grier, Vine personality
- Nash Grier, Vine personality
- Will Grier, West Virginia University quarterback
- Alan Gustafson, NASCAR crew chief
- Herb Jackson, professor of art at Davidson College
- Steph Curry, basketball player for Davidson
Notable former residents:
- William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina militia general during the Revolutionary War and namesake of Davidson College and town
- Thomas W. Ross, former president of Davidson College and current president of the University of North Carolina system
- Josef Newgarden, IndyCar driver
Points of interestEdit
Awards and recognitionsEdit
- Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Award: to the Davidson Housing Coalition for the Bungalows (2001)<
- North Carolina Housing Finance Agency Multi-Family Housing Award: for the Bungalows (2001)
- National Environmental Protection Agency Smart Growth Award for Overall Excellence in Town Planning and Design (2004)
- Exit 30 Master Plan - Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award for Smart Growth (2004)
- Centralina Council of Government Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life: Best Practices Award for Davidson's Aging in Place Task Force (2006)
- North Carolina League of Municipalities Green Challenge: Level One Award (2008)
- Recognition as a National Historic District (2009)
- North Carolina Main Street Community (2009)
- Tree City USA (2010)
- Bike Friendly Community - Bronze (2010)
- Davidson Police Department - Accreditation by Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) (2011)
- Comprehensive Plan - North Carolina American Planning Association (NCAPA) Planning Award - Honorable Mention (2011)
- Affordable Housing - NCAPA Planning Award (2011)
- Circles at 30 - NCAPA Planning Award (2011)
- Fit Community - Bronze (2011-2014)
- Walk Friendly Community - Bronze (2011)
- Great Main Street Award, North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (2013)
- North Carolina Land Trust Government Conservation Partner of the Year Award (2014)
- ↑ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- ↑ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150426102944/http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- ↑ "UNITED STATES QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/37/3716400.html. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Top 25 Best Southern Colleges 2014". https://www.forbes.com/sites/paigecarlotti/2014/07/29/top-25-best-southern-colleges-2014/. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Davidson branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". http://plcmc.org/Locations/branches.asp?id=8. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ↑ "Fannie Mae Foundation Honors Six Nonprofit Agencies With 'Maxwell Award of Excellence'". http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fannie-mae-foundation-honors-six-nonprofit-agencies-with-maxwell-award-of-excellence-for-outstanding-affordable-housing-efforts-76278812.html. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Press | North Carolina Housing Finance Agency". http://www.nchfa.com/About/01Press/Oct17.aspx. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Smart Growth | US EPA". 2016-11-06. http://www.epa.gov/dced/sg_awards_publication_2004.htm#nat_award. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Charlotte_report_final.indd" (PDF). http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/learn/planning/developing-a-livable-centralina-region-for-all-ages-land-use-and-planning-2008-aarp.pdf. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "The NCLM Green Challenge - North Carolina League of Municipalities". http://www.nclm.org/programs-services/Pages/Green-Challenge.aspx. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20140726225637/http://davidsonnews.net/blog/2009/07/28/nc-approves-historic-district-for-old-davidson/. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. https://web.archive.org/web/20140727000852/http://davidsonnews.net/blog/2009/09/23/town-accepted-into-n-c-main-street-program/. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- ↑ "Tree Cities". http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/treecities.cfm?chosenstate=North_Carolina. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Current Bicycle Friendly Communities -- May 2011" (PDF). http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/images/uploads/bfc_master_list_spring2011_updated3.pdf. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "CALEA Recognizes 64 Public Safety Agencies at its Summer Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio | CALEA®". 2011-08-16. http://www.calea.org/news-releases/2011/august/11/calea-recognizes-64-public-safety-agencies-its-summer-conference-cincin. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20140725035950/http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/archives/35/2011-09-13_Minutes.pdf. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20140726060649/http://www.activelivingbydesign.org/what-we-do/funders-initiatives/fit-community. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- ↑ "WFC - Communities Across the Country Earn "Walk Friendly" Status". http://www.walkfriendly.org/news_2011-09-22.cfm. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. https://web.archive.org/web/20140727001106/http://davidsonnews.net/realestate/2013/05/06/davidson-recognized-for-its-great-main-street/. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- ↑ "North Carolina’s Local Land Trusts Present Annual Awards to Conservation Leaders - Conservation Trust for North Carolina". 2014-04-28. http://www.ctnc.org/north-carolinas-local-land-trusts-present-annual-awards-conservation-leaders/. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- Town of Davidson official website
- Save Davidson Social Welfare group official website
- Explore Davidson, official website for visitors and new residents
- Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
- Visit Lake Norman
- DavidsonNews.net, a privately run community news website
- Davidson branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County