Dayton, KY
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Dayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,433 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the 83rd largest community in Kentucky. Dayton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Dayton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dayton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dayton who work in office and administrative support (15.61%), sales jobs (11.29%), and food service (9.81%).

Also of interest is that Dayton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Dayton, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In Dayton, just 9.52% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $17,289, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,156 for a family of four.

The people who call Dayton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dayton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Dayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.