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Davis, California - Basic Facts

The City of Davis had a population of 70,932 as of July 1, 2018. Davis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Davis is located at latitude 38.5561 and longitude -121.7378 in Yolo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Davis (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Yolo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Davis (GNIS ID: 2410296) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Davis is located within Davis CCD of Yolo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Davis: Davies, Davisville.

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Davis, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 70,932
Population in Households 68,028
Population in Familes 38,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,904
Population Density2 7,177
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $66,691
Average Household Income $103,894
Per Capita Income $39,278


Total Housing Units 27,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,325 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,967 (58.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $665,670
Average Home Value $723,603


Total Households 26,292
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 12,671
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.95% 0.95%
Households 0.67% 0.88%
Families 0.74% 0.88%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Davis, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davis to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 92nd
Population Density # 132 91st
Diversity Index # 713 53rd
Median Household Income # 579 62nd
Per Capita Income # 419 72nd

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