Dayton, Virginia

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Dayton, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Dayton Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Dayton Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Dayton Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dayton College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Dayton Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Dayton, Virginia

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 10
Average Household Size 6 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 9

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Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 22821
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.414
Longitude -78.938

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 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 75 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
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Dayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,344 100%
Male 666 49.6%
Female 678 50.4%
Under 18 324 24.1%
18+ 1,020 75.9%
65+ 210 15.6%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,266 94.2%
African-American 9 0.7%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 39 2.9%
Mixed Race 25 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 89 6.6%

Estimated Dayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,345
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

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 33.8%
US/American 14.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
English 11.7%
Russian 7.1%
Irish 6%
Dutch 2.3%
Ukrainian 2.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Slovak 1.3%
Swiss 1%
European 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
British 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Montezuma (22821)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dayton 1,344 $44,732
Bridgewater 5,203 $49,777
Broadway 2,192 $45,066
Elkton 2,042 $41,500
Grottoes 2,114 $46,574
Harrisonburg 40,468 $45,159
Mount Crawford 254 $47,917
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