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Davis, California - Basic Facts

The City of Davis had a population of 71,496 as of July 1, 2020. 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 38.5449 and longitude -121.7405 in Yolo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Davis 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 71,496 (100%)
Population in Households 68,258 (95.5%)
Population in Families 38,288 (53.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,238 ( 4.5%)
Population Density 7,231
Diversity Index2 68
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,394
Average Household Income $115,237
% of Income for Mortgage4 39%
Per Capita Income $42,945
Wealth Index5 122
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 27,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,718 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,811 (61.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 790 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $698,343
Average Home Value $760,963
Housing Affordability Index3 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,529
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 12,765
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.84% 0.67%
Households 0.63% 0.64%
Families 0.66% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
Owner Occupied HU   0.96%

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Davis, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davis to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 124 92nd
Population Density # 125 92nd
Median Household Income # 579 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 301 20th
Per Capita Income # 411 73rd
Diversity Index # 707 54th

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