Dayton, Iowa

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Dayton, Iowa

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 2% trophy Dayton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Dayton, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Webster
Standard Zip Codes 50530
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.261
Longitude -94.068

Dayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BOONE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Dayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 884 100%
Male 422 47.7%
Female 462 52.3%
Under 18 219 24.8%
18+ 665 75.2%
65+ 224 25.3%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 870 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Dayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 837
Growth -47
Growth % -5.3%

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 24.9%
Swedish 17.2%
US/American 10.5%
English 8.7%
Irish 7.1%
Norwegian 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Scottish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
French Canadian 1.8%
Italian 1.8%
Danish 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Czech 0.9%
European 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dayton 884 $38,698
Boxholm 215 $38,750
Gowrie 1,038 $44,342
Harcourt 340 $42,500
Lehigh 497 $31,458
Pilot Mound 214 $35,313
Stratford 746 $41,042

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