It’s always interesting after collecting data to see what the makeup of a particular town or city might be. The U.S Census Bureau started a full-scale home to home count in 2010 of every person living in this country. This is as close to scientific as we can expect. The 2010 census found 74,334 residents living in Davis. The age group between 15-24 had 38.2 percent of the total population or 27,767 people in that age group. UC Davis is obviously the main reason for the substantial number with upwards of 30,000 students.The age group from newborn to 14 makeup only 12.8 percent of the total population in Davis. Now I know why the parks and playgrounds seem sparse of youngsters. No ones having babies.The 25 to 39 age group are 17.3 percent of the demographics and ages 40 to 54 were 14.5 percent of the population. The 55-64 group made up 9.7 percent and the 65 and older were 7.4 percent of the total.
Married couples appear more congenial in Davis than the rest of California with the average divorce rate for males was 4.4 percent and the female divorce rate was 7.5 percent.This compares to a statewide divorce rate of 7.9 percent for males and 11 percent for females. The census found 29,954 Davis residents living in owner-occupied properties with an average household size of 2.57 people compared to 39,029 people living in rentals and an average household size of 2.53 people.
The biggest surprise of the census was finding out Davis was one of the ten most densely populated urbanized areas in the entire country. Who would have ever thought Davis would compare to Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City, but we do in density. We rank sixth in that category. Our neighbors to the north in Woodland rank ninth in population density. Hard to believe we have two towns in Yolo County that are two of the most densely populated in the Untied States.
The data indicates Davis is made up of 58 percent whites, 25.2 percent are Asian, 12.5 percent are Hispanic and 3.3 percent are African-American. With Davis being a university town it should be no surprise that Davis is made up of academic achievers. A whopping 95.7 percent of Davis residents age 25 and higher are high school graduates. The census found 80.7 of California residents above the age of 25 were high school graduates.
We pride ourselves in Davis with the proclamation of being the bicycle capital and 18.2 percent of Davis residents commute to work by that method of transportation. Another 4.9 percent actually walk to work. We find out many fun facts about communities through the census and Davis certainly has many qualities that make our small town so unique. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California.