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Dayton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rockingham County at latitude 38.4173 and longitude -78.9412. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Dayton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dayton, Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dayton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Dayton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,618
Population in Households 1,618
Population in Familes 1,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,579
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 663
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $218,750
Average Home Value $260,500


Median Household Income $49,000
Average Household Income $60,609
Per Capita Income $23,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.32% 1.15%
Households 1.44% 1.18%
Families 2.4% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 166 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 415 30th
Median Household Income # 289 51st
Per Capita Income # 296 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.