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Dayton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rhea County at latitude 35.494 and longitude -85.0125. Rhea County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dayton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dayton, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dayton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Sequatchie, Sequatchie Station, Smiths Cross Roads.

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Dayton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,634
Population in Households 7,124
Population in Familes 5,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 510
Population Density1 998
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,793
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,848
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,449 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,343 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $121,010
Average Home Value $152,797
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,575
Average Household Income $42,653
Per Capita Income $16,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.42% 1.15%
Households 1.47% 1.18%
Families 1.83% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dayton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 77 82nd
Population Density1 # 71 84th
Diversity Index2 # 93 79th
Median Household Income # 329 23rd
Per Capita Income # 374 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.