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Overview

Introduction to Dayton, Texas

Dayton, Texas, in Liberty county, is 22 miles N of Baytown, Texas (center to center) and 34 miles NE of Houston, Texas.

Dayton History

Dayton was originally a part of Liberty city which is located on the western bank of Trinity River and called West Liberty. Later its name was changed to Day's Town in the honor of C. Day, a local landlord. In 1860, a flag stop was constructed by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and it came to be called Days Station, Dayton Station, or West Liberty. Rice became an important crop for the people of Dayton after James E. Berry arranged the construction of a drainage system. In 1911, Dayton was incorporated as a municipality. The population of the city has grown steadily since the 1990s.

Dayton and Nearby Attractions

  • Space Center Houston
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum
  • Sheldon Lake State Park
  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site

Things To Do In Dayton

The Battleship Texas State Historical Site features a 1912 battleship used during the First and Second World Wars. The Mission Control Center, Hangar X, and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility are displayed at the Space Center Houston. An air show is organized daily at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The 2,800-acre Sheldon Lake State Park offers opportunities for fishing and canoeing. It also has an environmental education center. Biking, horseback riding, camping, and hiking may be enjoyed at the Lake Houston State Park.

Dayton Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental is the nearest airport.

Dayton Higher Education

San Jacinto College - North Campus, South Texas College of Law, and University of Houston - University Park are located near Dayton.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,494
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+3,408
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$43,666
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$38,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,005

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,935
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$743
Median House Value$118,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.6%
English9.8%
German9.7%
Irish7.7%
French Except Basque5.6%
Scottish2.4%
Italian2.3%
African2.1%
Swedish1.7%
Czech0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.5%
Syrian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Dayton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Liberty County
Standard Zip Codes77535
Phone Area Codes832,936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.05
Approximate Longitude-94.89

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)

StationLIBERTY
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationHOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ames1,330$26,513
Daisetta771$47,768
Hardin886$49,423
Kenefick500$52,750
Liberty8,936$60,094
Mont Belvieu4,892$96,597

Dayton Public Libraries

Jones Public Library
801 S CLEVELAND ST STE A
Dayton, Texas
(936) 258-7060

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Dayton Public Schools

Aaep (academic Alternative Education Program)
309 S Hwy 146
ZIP: 77535
(936) 258-2309
High
Total Enrollment 8
Austin El
702 S Cleveland St
ZIP: 77535
(936) 258-2535
Primary
Total Enrollment 806
Colbert El
231 S Colbert St
ZIP: 77535
(936) 258-2727
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Dayton H S
3200 N Cleveland
ZIP: 77535
(936) 258-2510
High
Total Enrollment 1448
Kimmie M Brown El
151 Brown Rd
ZIP: 77535
(936) 257-2796
Middle
Total Enrollment 772
Nottingham Middle
302 S Cleveland
ZIP: 77535
(936) 257-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 394
Premier H S Of Dayton
1707 County Rd 611
ZIP: 77535
(972) 316-3663
High
Total Enrollment 75
Richter El
2400 N Winfree St
ZIP: 77535
(936) 258-7126
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Wilson J H
309 S Hwy 146
ZIP: 77535
(936) 258-2309
Middle
Total Enrollment 799

Dayton Private Schools

Preschool Weekday Ministries
202 E Houston St
ZIP: 77535
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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