Dayton, Pennsylvania

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Dayton, Pennsylvania

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Dayton Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Dayton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Dayton, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 4 4
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
People Living Alone 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 5

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Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 49 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Standard Zip Codes 16222
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.88
Longitude -79.242

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 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
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Dayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 543 100%
Male 264 48.6%
Female 279 51.4%
Under 18 123 22.7%
18+ 420 77.3%
65+ 117 21.5%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.97
White 543 100%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Dayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 513
Growth -30
Growth % -5.5%

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 42%
US/American 14.1%
Irish 9.9%
English 8.6%
Italian 5.2%
Polish 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Dutch 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dayton 543 $36,250
Hawthorn 587 $29,545
Marion Center 451 $31,875
New Bethlehem 1,057 $38,750
Plumville 342 $28,125
Rural Valley 922 $34,327
Timblin 151 $35,139
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