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Dayton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton had a population of 1,737 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 38.4148 and longitude -78.9386 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dayton 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.

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

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Dayton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,737 (100%)
Population in Households 1,737 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,471 (84.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,684
Diversity Index2 33
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,871
Average Household Income $88,588
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $34,714
Wealth Index5 86
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $278,767
Average Home Value $307,813
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 703
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.13% 1.04%
Households 1.07% 1.0%
Families 1.36% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
Owner Occupied HU   1.3%

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, 2021 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 # 164 73rd
Median Household Income # 210 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 298 50th
Per Capita Income # 228 62nd
Diversity Index # 394 34th

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