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The City of Dayton had a population of 7,701 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Dayton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,701
Daytime Population: Workers 9,955
Daytime Population: Residents 4,921
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,876
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.93
Population in Households 7,191
Population in Familes 5,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 510
Population Density2 1,006
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $35,525
Average Household Income $48,123
Per Capita Income $19,321


Total Housing Units 3,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,477 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,341 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $109,084
Average Home Value $136,798


Total Households 2,819
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,861
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.95% 0.77%
Households 0.99% 0.8%
Families 1.17% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Dayton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 72 83rd
Diversity Index # 78 81st
Median Household Income # 293 32nd
Per Capita Income # 317 26th

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