About Davis, California
Davis, California is a city located in Yolo County, Northern California, with a population of approximately 67,221 people. The city is situated in the Sacramento Valley region, at an elevation of about 52 feet above sea level. Davis is located 385 miles north of Los Angeles, at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Route 113. The neighboring towns include Dixon, Winters, Woodland, and West Sacramento. The city has a total area of 10.5 square miles, with 10.4 square miles of land and 0.19% water. The city was named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer in the 1800s.
The city has a rich history, with the Patwin tribe being the original inhabitants of the area. The tribe currently holds 490 acres of land, recently acquiring 200 of those to preserve their cultural heritage. Davis is known for its bike-friendly culture, with a variety of bike-themed events and programs throughout the year. The city also has a strong commitment to habitat restoration and enhancement, with several ongoing projects to make City-owned open space areas more livable for native species. Davis is also home to the University of California, Davis, a world-renowned research university with a focus on agriculture and environmental science.