Dayton, Maine

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Dayton, Maine

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Dayton Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Dayton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Dayton People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Dayton, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Age of the Population 3 1
Racial Diversity 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 8 4
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04005
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.47
Longitude -70.45

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 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 39.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Dayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,805 100%
Male 923 51.1%
Female 882 48.9%
Under 18 533 29.5%
18+ 1,272 70.5%
65+ 141 7.8%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,778 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Dayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,016
Growth 211
Growth % 11.7%

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
French (except Basque) 23.2%
English 18.8%
French Canadian 17.6%
US/American 13.1%
Irish 7.3%
German 3.8%
Scottish 2.8%
Italian 2.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Polish 1.2%
Lebanese 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Canadian 0.9%
Finnish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dayton 1,805 $57,692
Arundel 3,571 $50,709
Biddeford 20,942 $44,109
Kennebunkport 3,720 $66,505
Old Orchard Beach 8,856 $47,952
Saco 16,822 $52,724
Scarborough 16,970 $65,138
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