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Dayton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton had a population of 1,640 as of July 1, 2015.

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 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, 2015.

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

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Dayton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,640
Population in Households 1,640
Population in Familes 1,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,600
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 672
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 475
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $241,190
Average Home Value $285,120
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,771
Average Household Income $66,525
Per Capita Income $26,259
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.33% 1.17%
Households 1.42% 1.19%
Families 2.14% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 165 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 407 31st
Median Household Income # 268 55th
Per Capita Income # 265 55th

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