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Welcome to Davis ...

The city of Davis is located in Yolo County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Davis, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Davis has a population of 69,274 people<2> (see below for details).

Davis is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Davis lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Davis is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP codes for Davis: 95616-95617<4>

Going back to its beginning, The community of Davis was originally named Davisville. For more information about the names of Davis, see The Names of Davis on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Davis ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Davis had an population of 69,274 people. This is an increase of 5.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Davis had a population of 65,622 people (which is 32.67% of the total population of Yolo County). This makes Davis the county's most populous community.

The population of Davis represents 0.18% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 65,622 people, the population of Davis increased 8.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 60,308 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Davis.

Communities Also Named Davis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 50 communities that are also named Davis - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri (2), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Davis.

Communities near Davis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Davis.

  • Sacramento
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Vacaville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Woodland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • West Sacramento
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Dixon
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Winters
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Plainfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
    • Plainfield is located in Yolo County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Plainfield
  • Bryte
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Allendale
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
    • Allendale is located in Solano County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Allendale
  • Broderick
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Davis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Davis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Davis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Davis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Davis. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Davis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Davis ...

Looking for more information about Davis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Davis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Davis.

Adding Davis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Davis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Davis was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Davis mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Davis.

The official website for Davis:

The official website for Yolo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Yolo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Davis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Davis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Davis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Davis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Davis includes: 95616 & 95617.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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