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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. 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 three 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population141,143
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+54,032
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married28.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$25,467
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,873
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,372

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,637
% Above Poverty Level65.5%
% Below Poverty Level34.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone42%
Median Gross Rent$636
Median House Value$66,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45%
German15.4%
Irish9.5%
English4.6%
Italian3.1%
Turkish1.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.5%
African1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Dutch1.1%
Russian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Dayton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County, Greene County, Darke County
Standard Zip Codes45402, 45403, 45404, 45405, 45410, 45414, 45415, 45417, 45423, 45479, 45406, 45416, 45419, 45420, 45426, 45429, 45409, 45424, 45432, 45430, 45431, 45434, 45458, 45439, 45440, 45449, 45459, 45433, 45390
P.O. Box Zip Codes45401, 45413, 45428, 45437, 45441, 45475, 45490
Company Zip Codes45412, 45422, 45435, 45448, 45454, 45470, 45481, 45482, 45469
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.77
Approximate Longitude-84.19

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)

StationDAYTON MCD
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationFRANKLIN
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationGREENVILLE WATER PLANT
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beavercreek46,086$101,340
Huber Heights38,795$62,788
Kettering55,720$64,776
Moraine6,343$52,188
Oakwood9,077$121,318
Riverside25,036$48,824

Dayton Public Libraries

Dayton Metro Library
215 E. THIRD ST.
Dayton, Ohio
(937) 463-2665

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Dayton Hospitals

Dayton Children's Hospital
One Childrens Plaza
(937) 641-3450
Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital Dayton
One Elizabeth Place
(937) 424-8200
Access Hospital Dayton, Llc
2611 Wayne Avenue
(614) 367-7700
Good Samaritan Hospital
2222 Philadelphia Drive
(937) 278-2612
Kindred Hospitals-dayton
707 East Edwin C Moses Blvd
(937) 331-9265
Haven Behavioral Senior Care Of Dayton
One Elizabeth Place, E3 Suite A
(615) 250-9500
Dayton Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
4100 West Third Street
(937) 268-6511
Miami Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
One Wyoming Street
(937) 208-3012
Southview Medical Center-er
1997 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
(937) 401-6228
Medical Center At Elizabeth Place
(Proprietary)
One Elizabeth Place
(937) 853-1053
Good Samaritan Hospital
(Non-profit)
2222 Philadelphia Drive
(937) 278-2612
Grandview Hospital & Medical Center
(Non-profit)
405 Grand Avenue
(937) 723-3312

Dayton Public Schools

City Day Community School
318 S Main St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 223-8130
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
741 Washington St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 542-7180
High
Total Enrollment 824
Dayton Leadership Academies-dayton View Campus
1416 W Riverview Ave
ZIP: 45402
(937) 567-9426
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Dayton Technology Design High School
348 W 1st St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 225-3989
High
Total Enrollment 152
Edison Prek-8 School
228 N Broadway St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 542-4540
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Mound Street It Careers Academy
354 Mound St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 223-3041
Other
Total Enrollment 77
Stivers School For The Arts
1313 E 5th St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 542-7380
High
Total Enrollment 883
The Isus Institute Of Health Care
140 N Keowee St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 223-2323
Watkins Academy
24 N Jefferson St
ZIP: 45402
(937) 220-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 75
Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown
121 S Monmouth St
ZIP: 45403
(937) 281-1980
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Kemp Prek-6 School
1923 Gondert Ave
ZIP: 45403
(937) 542-5090
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Wright Brothers Prek-8 School
1361 Huffman Ave
ZIP: 45403
(937) 542-5940
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Brantwood Elementary School
4350 Schwinn Dr
ZIP: 45404
(937) 237-4270
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Kiser Prek-8 School
1401 Leo St
ZIP: 45404
(937) 542-5790
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Pathway School Of Discovery
173 Avondale Dr
ZIP: 45404
(937) 235-5498
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Deca Prep
200 Homewood Ave
ZIP: 45405
(937) 229-5782
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Edwin Joel Brown Prek-8 School
31 Willowwood Drive
ZIP: 45405
(937) 542-5740
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Life Skills Center Of Dayton
1721 N Main St
ZIP: 45405
(937) 274-2841
High
Total Enrollment 241
River's Edge Montessori Prek-6 School
108 Linwood St
ZIP: 45405
(937) 542-4640
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Steam Academy Of Dayton
545 Odlin Ave
ZIP: 45405
(937) 262-7063
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Valerie Prek-6 School
4020 Bradwood Dr
ZIP: 45405
(937) 542-5690
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Fairview Prek-8 School
2314 Elsmere Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 542-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Longfellow Alternative School
245 Salem Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 223-8239
Other
Total Enrollment 299
Richard Allen Academy
184 Salem Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 586-9815
Middle
Total Enrollment 78
Richard Allen Academy Ii
184 Salem Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 586-9756
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Richard Allen Preparatory
627 Salem Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 278-4201
Primary
Total Enrollment 159
Rosa Parks Early Learning Center
3705 Lori Sue Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 542-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 131
Rosa Parks Prek-8 School
3705 Lori Sue Ave
ZIP: 45406
(937) 542-4390
Mound Street Health Careers Acadmy
354 Mound St
ZIP: 45407
(937) 223-3041
Other
Total Enrollment 63
Mound Street Military Careers Academy
354 Mound St
ZIP: 45407
(937) 223-3041
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Dunbar High School
1400 Albritton Dr
ZIP: 45408
(937) 542-6760
High
Total Enrollment 560
Louise Troy Prek-4 School
1630 Miami Chapel Rd
ZIP: 45408
(937) 542-4290
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Miami Valley Ctc Alternative
1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd
ZIP: 45408
(937) 226-1741
High
Wogaman 5-8 School
920 Mcarthur Ave
ZIP: 45408
(937) 542-5890
Middle
Total Enrollment 256
Dayton Smart Elementary School
601 S Keowee St
ZIP: 45410
(937) 222-2812
Primary
Total Enrollment 81
Emerson Academy
501 Hickory St
ZIP: 45410
(937) 223-2889
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Ruskin Prek-8 School
407 Ambrose Ct
ZIP: 45410
(937) 542-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Esther Dennis Middle School
5120 N Dixie Dr
ZIP: 45414
(937) 274-2135
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Morrison Elementary School
2235 Arthur Ave
ZIP: 45414
(937) 276-8341
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Northridge High School
2251 Timber Ln
ZIP: 45414
(937) 275-7469
High
Total Enrollment 724
Smith Middle School
3625 Little York Rd
ZIP: 45414
(937) 415-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 439
Summit Academy Community School - Dayton
4128 Cedar Ridge Rd
ZIP: 45414
(937) 278-4298
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Timberlane Learning Center
2131 Timber Ln
ZIP: 45414
(937) 278-0689
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy
440 Shoup Mill Rd
ZIP: 45415
(937) 542-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School
250 Shoup Mill Rd
ZIP: 45415
(937) 281-1480
Other
Total Enrollment 330
Horizon Science Academy-dayton
4751 Sue Ann Blvd
ZIP: 45415
(937) 277-1177
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Imagine Woodbury Academy
100 E Woodbury Dr
ZIP: 45415
(877) 644-6338
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
North Dayton School Of Science & Discovery
3901 Turner Rd
ZIP: 45415
(937) 278-6671
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Northwood Elementary School
6200 Noranda Dr
ZIP: 45415
(937) 832-6240
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Summit Academy Transition High School Dayton
251 Erdiel Dr
ZIP: 45415
(937) 223-3154
High
Total Enrollment 122
Belle Haven Prek-8 School
4401 Free Pike
ZIP: 45416
(937) 542-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Klepinger Community School
3650 Klepinger Rd
ZIP: 45416
(937) 610-1710
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Meadowdale High School
3873 Whitestone Ct
ZIP: 45416
(937) 542-7030
High
Total Enrollment 618
Meadowdale Prek-8 School
3871 Yellowstone Ave
ZIP: 45416
(937) 542-5390
Other
Total Enrollment 566
Blairwood Elementary School
1241 Blairwood Ave
ZIP: 45417
(937) 263-3504
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy
1923 W 3rd St
ZIP: 45417
(937) 542-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Dayton Leadership Academies-dayton Liberty Campus
4401 Dayton Liberty Rd
ZIP: 45417
(937) 567-9426
Primary
Total Enrollment 138
General Chappie James Leadership Academy
120 Knox Ave
ZIP: 45417
(937) 835-3580
Gorman School @ Jackson Center
329 Abbey Ave
ZIP: 45417
(937) 542-4790
Jefferson High School
2701 S Union Rd
ZIP: 45417
(937) 835-5691
High
Total Enrollment 186
Thurgood Marshall High School
4447 Hoover Ave
ZIP: 45417
(937) 542-6610
High
Total Enrollment 653
Westwood Prek-8 School
2805 Oakridge Dr
ZIP: 45417
(937) 542-4990
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
World Of Wonder Prek-8 School
4411 Oakridge Dr
ZIP: 45417
(937) 542-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Harman Elementary School
735 Harman Ave
ZIP: 45419
(937) 297-5338
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Horace Mann Prek-8 School
715 Krebs Ave
ZIP: 45419
(937) 542-4890
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Oakwood High School
1200 Far Hills Ave
ZIP: 45419
(937) 297-5325
High
Total Enrollment 724
Oakwood Junior High School
1200 Far Hills Ave
ZIP: 45419
(937) 297-5328
Middle
Total Enrollment 370
Smith Elementary School
1701 Shafor Blvd
ZIP: 45419
(937) 297-5335
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Belmont High School
2615 Wayne Ave
ZIP: 45420
(937) 542-6460
High
Total Enrollment 972
Cleveland Prek-6 School
1102 Pursell Ave
ZIP: 45420
(937) 542-4340
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Mad River Middle School
1801 Harshman Rd
ZIP: 45424
(937) 237-4265
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Stebbins High School
1900 Harshman Rd
ZIP: 45424
(937) 237-4250
High
Total Enrollment 1199
Gardendale Academy
1733 N Gettysburg Ave
ZIP: 45427
(937) 268-6636
Driscoll Elementary School
5767 Marshall Rd
ZIP: 45429
(937) 434-0562
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Julian & Marjorie Lange School Elementary School
219 W Dorothy Ln
ZIP: 45429
(937) 299-8730
Primary
Total Enrollment 119
Beverly Gardens Elementary School
5555 Enright Ave
ZIP: 45431
(937) 259-6620
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Mad River Early Childhood Center
801 Harshman Rd
ZIP: 45431
(937) 259-6603
Primary
Total Enrollment 116
Saville Elementary School
5800 Burkhardt Rd
ZIP: 45431
(937) 259-6625
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Virginia Stevenson Elementary School
805 Harshman Rd
ZIP: 45431
(937) 259-6630
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Eastmont Park Prek-8 School
1480 Edendale Rd
ZIP: 45432
(937) 542-4490
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Spinning Hills Middle School (5-6)
5001 Eastman Ave
ZIP: 45432
(937) 259-6635
Middle
Total Enrollment 582
C F Holliday Elementary School
4100 S Dixie Dr
ZIP: 45439
(937) 859-5121
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Frank Nicholas Elementary School
3846 Vance Rd
ZIP: 45439
(937) 859-5121
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Kettering Early Childhood Education Center
2600 Holman St
ZIP: 45439
(937) 499-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 90
Bauer Elementary School
701 N. Springboro Pike
ZIP: 45449
(937) 434-9191
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Miami Valley Academies
5656 Springboro Pike
ZIP: 45449
(937) 294-4522
Other
Total Enrollment 177
Dr John Hole Elementary School
180 W Whipp Rd
ZIP: 45459
(937) 434-0725
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Hadley E Watts Middle School
7056 Mcewen Rd
ZIP: 45459
(937) 434-0370
Middle
Total Enrollment 765
Normandy Elementary School
401 Normandy Ridge Rd
ZIP: 45459
(937) 434-0917
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Dayton Early College Academy, Inc
300 College Park
ZIP: 45469
(937) 229-5780
High
Total Enrollment 465

Dayton Private Schools

Chaminade Julienne High School
505 S Ludlow St
ZIP: 45402
Secondary
Total Enrollment 623
Our Lady Of The Rosary School
40 Notre Dame Ave
ZIP: 45404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
Dominion Academy
925 N Main St
ZIP: 45405
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
Mary Queen Of Peace Catholic School - Homewood
200 Homewood Ave
ZIP: 45405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 328
Hillel Academy
305 Sugar Camp Cir
ZIP: 45409
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Holy Angels Elementary School
223 L St
ZIP: 45409
Elementary
Total Enrollment 293
St Anthony Elementary School
1824 Saint Charles Ave
ZIP: 45410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Temple Christian School
1617 Ohmer Ave
ZIP: 45410
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
Creative Learning Center
3489 Little York Rd
ZIP: 45414
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Gloria Dei Montessori School
615 Shiloh Dr
ZIP: 45415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Nicholas-liberty School
5581 Dayton Liberty Rd
ZIP: 45417
Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Immaculate Conception School
2268 S Smithville Rd
ZIP: 45420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 222
Montessori Children's Center
4369 Valley St
ZIP: 45424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Brunner Catholic School
4870 Denlinger Rd
ZIP: 45426
Elementary
Total Enrollment 375
Miami Valley Family Care Center
4100 W 3rd St Bldg 401
ZIP: 45428
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Carousel House School
5520 Far Hills Ave
ZIP: 45429
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
The Miami Valley School
5151 Denise Dr
ZIP: 45429
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 453
East Dayton Christian School
999 Spinning Rd
ZIP: 45431
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 468
St Helen Elementary School
5086 Burkhardt Rd
ZIP: 45431
Elementary
Total Enrollment 319
Carroll High School
4524 Linden Ave
ZIP: 45432
Secondary
Total Enrollment 781
Mini University-wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
ZIP: 45435
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Bishop Leibold School
6666 Springboro Pike
ZIP: 45449
Elementary
Total Enrollment 444
Spring Valley Academy
1461 E Spring Valley Pike
ZIP: 45458
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 288
Alexandria Montessori
175 E Franklin St
ZIP: 45459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
First School
7659 Mcewen Rd
ZIP: 45459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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