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Dayton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton had a population of 1,640 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Dayton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,640
Population in Households 1,639
Population in Familes 1,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,591
Diversity Index3 32
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,753
Average Household Income $71,958
Per Capita Income $28,269

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $256,707
Average Home Value $308,429
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.92%
Households 0.81% 0.94%
Families 1.25% 0.88%
Median Household Income   6.35%
Per Capita Income   4.86%

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, 2018 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 Density # 170 71st
Diversity Index # 396 34th
Median Household Income # 328 45th
Per Capita Income # 280 53rd

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