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Dayton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton had a population of 1,626 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 38.4173 and longitude -78.9412 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The Town of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2390823) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Deaton, Rifetown, Rifeville.

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Dayton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,626
Population in Households 1,626
Population in Familes 1,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,577
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 665
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $241,563
Average Home Value $284,081


Median Household Income $45,692
Average Household Income $65,550
Per Capita Income $25,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.89%
Households 1.02% 0.92%
Families 1.66% 0.88%
Median Household Income   -1.11%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dayton, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 289 51st
Population Density1 # 168 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 408 31st
Median Household Income # 331 44th
Per Capita Income # 284 52nd

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