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Overview

Introduction to Dayton

Dayton, Ohio is known as the birthplace of aviation because it was once home to Wilbur and Orville Wright, the inventors of powered flight. With a population of 166,000, Dayton is also the home of research, industrial, and aerospace businesses that have resulted in a number of technical innovations over the years. Dayton is known as the Gem City, and its surrounding metropolitan area includes communities like Vandalia, Trotwood, Kettering, Centerville, and Beavercreek. It is located just north of Cincinnati in the Miami Valley. The city has much to offer, including sports facilities, shopping, restaurants, spacious parks, a busy downtown district, a thriving arts community, and many historical sites.

Dayton Culture

Dayton has many cultural offerings that include all types of art and performance such as music, dance, theater, and visual arts. Organizations such as the Dayton Ballet and the Dayton Art Institute have helped Dayton gain a reputation as a destination for entertainment and culture. Dayton’s art centers and museums include the Benjamin and Marina Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Dayton Art Institute, and the Dayton Cultural Center. Brookville Community Theatre presents many different types of performances such as comedies and musicals. An organization called CITYFOLK presents a range of ethnic and traditional musical and dance performances. Culture Works, a cultural development organization, supports the arts in Dayton through community funding.

Dayton Sports and Leisure

The University of Dayton Arena is the place to see the University of Dayton Flyers basketball teams play. The Hara Arena and the Nutter Center both feature many different types of sporting events. The Nutter Center hosts Wright State University athletics as well as the Dayton Bombers ECHL hockey team. The Dayton Dragons, a minor league baseball team, can be see playing at Fifth Third Field. Dayton also is home to the Dayton Fangs, an amateur women’s ice hockey team. The newest addition to Dayton’s sporting activities is the Gem City Rollergirls, a women’s roller derby league.

Dayton Outdoors

The outdoors are a big part of life in and around Dayton. MetroPark offers an outdoor adventure program called Five Rivers Outdoors, which features canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, fly fishing, cycling, and more. There are many exciting outdoor destinations near the city of Dayton. Many programs offer safe, careful, and fun instruction in a variety of outdoor activities. The Dayton area has great rivers, cycling trails, hiking paths, and fishing spots to explore year round.

Dayton at Night

Nightlife in Dayton is exciting and varied. There are many options for places to explore for nighttime fun and socializing. The Ballet Barre is a club for young professionals who like to dance and have fun. Many local jazz artists perform in the downtown area. Blue Moon Bistro has 3 course dinners to enjoy by candlelight. If 3 bars, a large dance floor, amazing light shows, a booming sound system, and an upstairs lounge is what you're looking for, try Hammerjax downtown. Murray’s Place has karaoke twice a week, and the Vue Ultra Lounge has 11 plasma screen TVs and a private "women’s only" bar.

People

Total Population 141,776
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 54,385
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 26.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $24,432
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,525
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,745

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,247
% Above Poverty Level 64.7%
% Below Poverty Level 35.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.3%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $68,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 10.4%

Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 45390, 45402, 45403, 45404, 45405, 45406, 45407, 45408, 45409, 45410, 45414, 45415, 45416, 45417, 45418, 45419, 45420, 45422, 45423, 45424, 45426, 45427, 45429, 45430, 45431, 45432, 45433, 45434, 45435, 45439, 45440, 45449, 45458, 45459, 45469, 45479
P.O. Box Zip Codes 45401, 45413, 45428, 45437, 45441, 45475, 45490
Company Zip Codes 45412, 45448, 45454, 45463, 45470, 45481, 45482
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.758
Longitude -84.191

Dayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DAYTON MCD
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station FRANKLIN
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station GREENVILLE WATER PLANT
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dayton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beaver Creek (45434, 45440, 45430, 45431, 45432)

Huber (45424)

Washington Township (45440, 45458, 45459, 45475)

West Carrollton (45439, 45449)

Wpafb (45431, 45433)

Wright Pat (45433)

Wright Patter (45433)

Wright Patterson (45433)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beavercreek 45,738 $97,123
Huber Heights 38,484 $62,878
Kettering 56,138 $63,162

Dayton Public Libraries

Library
Dayton And Montgomery County Public Library
215 E. THIRD ST.
Dayton, Ohio
(937) 227-9500
Library Web Site

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Dayton Hospitals

GRANDVIEW HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
405 GRAND AVENUE
(937) 226-3200
Emergency Service: Yes

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2222 PHILADELPHIA DR
(937) 278-2612
Emergency Service: Yes

DAYTON HEART HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
707 EDWIN C MOSES BLVD
(937) 221-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE WYOMING STREET
(937) 208-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

Dayton VA Medical Center
(VA)
4100 W. 3rd Street
(937) 268-6511 or (800) 368-8262
Emergency Service:

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Dayton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MEADOWDALE HIGH SCHOOL
4417 WILLIAMSON DR
937-542-7030
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL
2323 MAPLEVIEW AVE
937-542-6460
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,077 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

STEBBINS HIGH SCHOOL
1900 HARSHMAN RD
937-237-4250
Serves 1,068 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

COLONEL WHITE PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL
501 NIAGARA AVE
937-542-6610
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,052 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL
2222 RICHLEY DR
937-542-6760
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 896 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

STIVERS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL
1313 E 5TH ST
937-542-7380
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 824 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

OAKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1200 FAR HILLS AVE
937-297-5325
Serves 582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

NORTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
2251 TIMBER LN
937-275-7469
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 501 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

LONGFELLOW CENTER
245 SALEM AVE
937-223-8239
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 364 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 728

JOHN H PATTERSON CAREER CENTER HIGH SCHOOL
441 RIVER CORRIDOR DR
937-542-7180
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
2701 S UNION RD
937-835-5691
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

TRADE & TECHNOLOGY PREP
140 N KEOWEE ST
937-223-2323
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

MOUND STREET IT CAREERS ACADEMY
354 MOUND ST
937-223-3041
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 110 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

MOUND STREET MILITARY CAREERS ACADEMY
354 MOUND ST
937-223-3041
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

MOUND STREET HEALTH CAREERS ACADMY
354 MOUND ST
937-223-3041
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

GRACE A GREENE ACADEMY @ LONGFELLOW CENTER
245 SALEM AVE
937-542-6910
A Vocational School
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.4

JEFFERSON ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL
2701 S UNION RD
937-835-5691
Serves 17 students.

MIAMI VALLEY CTC ALTERNATIVE
1133 S EDWIN C MOSES BLVD
937-226-1741
A Vocational School

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Historic Dayton

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The lake (Soldiers' Home) 1902 (est.)

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Franklin Hall (Soldiers' Home) c1902.

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