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Dayton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 7,713 as of July 1, 2015. Dayton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 35.4921 and longitude -85.0119 in Rhea County. 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. Rhea County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2404196) 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.

The City of Dayton is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rhea County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Dayton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,713
Population in Households 7,203
Population in Familes 5,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 510
Population Density1 1,008
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 2,815
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,867
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,442 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,373 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $125,143
Average Home Value $153,448


Median Household Income $34,714
Average Household Income $45,890
Per Capita Income $17,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 1.27%
Households 1.34% 1.3%
Families 1.68% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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, 2015 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 # 67 85th
Diversity Index2 # 90 79th
Median Household Income # 298 31st
Per Capita Income # 343 20th

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