Dayton, Indiana

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Dayton, Indiana

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Dayton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 18% Dayton People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Dayton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Dayton, Indiana

Comparing Dayton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Senior Citizens 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Metro Area Lafayette
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47941
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.374
Longitude -86.768

Dayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station DELPHI 3 S
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
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Dayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,120 100%
Male 547 48.8%
Female 573 51.2%
Under 18 374 33.4%
18+ 746 66.6%
65+ 97 8.7%
Median Age 30
Average Family Size 3.15
White 1,089 97.2%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 11 1%
Mixed Race 15 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 2.1%

Estimated Dayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,149
Growth 29
Growth % 2.6%

Dayton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30%
US/American 24.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
Irish 7.7%
English 5.2%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Italian 3.1%
Dutch 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
British 0.9%
European 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Ethiopian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dayton 1,120 $48,021
Battle Ground 1,323 $60,125
Clarks Hill 680 $40,268
Lafayette 56,397 $45,480
Mulberry 1,387 $51,591
Rossville 1,513 $50,694
West Lafayette 28,778 $71,510
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