Davidson, NC

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Population

12,325

2.06% growth

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$120,658

9.78% growth

Poverty Rate

4.9%


Number of Employees

6,008

4.54% growth

Median Property Value

$406,000

3.23% growth

About

In 2017, Davidson, NC had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $120,658. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Davidson, NC grew from 12,076 to 12,325, a 2.06% increase and its median household income grew from $109,907 to $120,658, a 9.78% increase.

The population of Davidson, NC is 84.4% White Alone, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.48% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Davidson, NC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Davidson, NC are Davidson College (505 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Davidson, NC is $406,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.5%. Most people in Davidson, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Davidson, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Davidson, NC employs 6.01k people. The largest industries in Davidson, NC are Educational Services (1,101 people), Retail Trade (648 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($230,625), Finance & Insurance ($130,096), and Manufacturing ($129,375).

Median household income in Davidson, NC is $120,658. Males in Davidson, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Davidson, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$120,658

2017 value

± $17,138

9.78%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

Households in Davidson, NC have a median annual income of $120,658, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $109,907 in 2016, which represents a 9.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Davidson, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 64.04

  2. Census Tract 614.07

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Davidson, NC was Census Tract 64.04 with a value of $175,781, followed by Census Tract 614.07 and N/A, with respective values of $84,688 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Davidson, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Davidson, NC (527 out of 10.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    481 ± 257

  2. Hispanic

    103 ± 112

  3. Two Or More

    33 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Davidson, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.01k

2017 Value

± 504

4.54%

1 Year growth

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Davidson, NC grew at a rate of 4.54%, from 5.75k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Davidson, NC, are Management Occupations (1,013 people), Sales & Related Occupations (826 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Davidson, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Davidson, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,013 people), Sales & Related Occupations (826 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Davidson, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.91 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Davidson, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($163,000), Management Occupations ($117,589), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($105,341).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.01k

2017 Value

± 504

4.54%

1 Year growth

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Davidson, NC grew at a rate of 4.54%, from 5.75k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Davidson, NC, are Educational Services (1,101 people), Retail Trade (648 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Davidson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Davidson, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Davidson, NC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,101 people), Retail Trade (648 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Davidson, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.8 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.98 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Davidson, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($230,625), Finance & Insurance ($130,096), and Manufacturing ($129,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.5% of the population of Davidson, NC has health coverage, with 67.3% on employee plans, 3.98% on Medicaid, 9.71% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.572% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Davidson, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Davidson, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.53%

Uninsured

67.3%

Employer Coverage

3.98%

Medicaid

9.71%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

0.572%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Davidson, NC declined by 8% from 4.92% to 4.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Davidson, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Davidson, NC is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Davidson, NC residents were born outside of the country (599 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Davidson, NC is composed of 10.4k White Alone residents (84.4%), 809 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.56%), 675 Black or African American Alone residents (5.48%), 240 Asian Alone residents (1.95%), 193 Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Davidson, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Davidson, NC was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Davidson, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Davidson, NC residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    599 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Davidson, NC residents (599 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Davidson, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Davidson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Davidson, NC was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.4k ± 488

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    809 ± 374

  3. Black or African American Alone

    675 ± 254

In 2017, there were 12.9 times more White Alone residents (10.4k people) in Davidson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 809 Hispanic or Latino and 675 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Davidson, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Davidson, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Davidson, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Davidson, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    265 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    103 ± 52

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    41 ± 46

Davidson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Davidson, NC awarded 505 degrees. The student population of Davidson, NC is skewed towards men, with 911 male students and 885 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Davidson, NC are White (358 and 75.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (35 and 7.34%), Black or African American (30 and 6.29%), and Asian (26 and 5.45%).

The largest universities in Davidson, NC by number of degrees awarded are Davidson College (505 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Davidson, NC are General Biological Sciences (65 and 12.9%), General Political Science & Government (64 and 12.7%), and General Economics (57 and 11.3%).

The median tuition costs in Davidson, NC are $47,897 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 64 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Davidson, NC was General Biological Sciences with 65 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Davidson, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

505 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$47,897

Median Private

In 2016, the Davidson, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Davidson College with 505 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

236

Degrees Awarded to Men

269

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 236 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Davidson, NC, which is 0.877 times less than the 269 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    358 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Davidson, NC were to White students. These 358 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Davidson, NC was $406,000 in 2017, which is 1.87 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $393,300 to $406,000, a 3.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Davidson, NC is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Davidson, NC have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Davidson, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$120,658

Median Household Income

± $17,138

4.14k

Number of Households

± 391

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.14k households in Davidson, NC grew to $120,658 from the previous year's value of $109,907.

The following chart displays the households in Davidson, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$406,000

2017 Median

± $27,725

$393,300

2016 Median

± $20,094

In 2017, the median property value in Davidson, NC grew to to $406,000 from the previous year's value of $393,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Davidson, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Davidson, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Davidson, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Davidson, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.5% of the housing units in Davidson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Davidson, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Davidson, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Davidson, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Davidson, NC have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Davidson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.9%

  3. Walked

    8.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Davidson, NC was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (12.9%) and those who Walked (8.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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