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Welcome to Davidson ...

The town of Davidson is primarily located in Iredell County<1>. A portion of Davidson extends into Mecklenburg County.

The location of Davidson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Davidson: DAVE-id-sun<3>

When the people of Davidson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Davidsonian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Davidson has a population of 13,035 people<5> (see below for details).

Davidson was established in 1837.

The community of Davidson is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Davidson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Davidson: (704) and (980)<7>

Websites for Davidson ...

Official Website: www.ci.davidson.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Davidson had an population of 13,035 people. This is an increase of 19.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 82.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Davidson had a population of 10,944 people (or 6.86% of the total population of Iredell County). This makes Davidson the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Davidson represents 0.11% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,944 people, the population of Davidson increased 53.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,139 people).

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

Communities Also Named Davidson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Davidson - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Davidson ...

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

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the south of Davidson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<9>
  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
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    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Davidson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<9>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Davidson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<9>
  • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kannapolis
    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the east of Davidson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kannapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mooresville [Iredell County]
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      • Mooresville [Iredell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the north of Davidson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,962 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<9>
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Davidson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<9>
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Davidson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<9>
    • China Grove [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
      • China Grove [Rowan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Davidson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on China Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China Grove<9>
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southwest of Davidson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<9>
    • Landis [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landis
      • Landis [Rowan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the east of Davidson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landis<9>

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 Davidson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Davidson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Davidson. 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 Davidson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Davidson. See our Newspapers Page for Davidson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Davidson ...

Looking for more information about Davidson? 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 Davidson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Davidson.

Adding Davidson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Davidson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Davidson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Iredell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Davidson: www.ci.davidson.nc.us/

The official website for Iredell County: www.co.iredell.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Iredell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Davidson. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Davidson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Davidson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Davidson.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Davidson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Davidson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Davidson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DavidsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davidson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4864, Longitude: -80.8273       In this case, the coordinates for Davidson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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