Dayton, KY


Highest Appreciating Dayton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Dayton, KY Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Dayton Housing Market Information

With a population of 5,433, 2,037 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $73,552, house prices in Dayton are some of the most affordable in Kentucky as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Dayton, accounting for 68.40% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dayton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.86%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.27%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 1.94%).

People in Dayton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Dayton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

The housing in Dayton was primarily built before 1939 ( 59.69%), making the housing stock in Dayton some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Dayton. The next most important housing age is between 1970-1999 ( 19.77%), followed by between 1940-1969 ( 16.91%). There's also some housing in Dayton built between 2000 and later ( 3.63%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Dayton. Fully 17.80% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Dayton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Dayton real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Dayton Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Dayton's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.69% during the period.

Over the last year, Dayton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Dayton's appreciation rate has been -1.77%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Dayton were at 0.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.74%.

Relative to Kentucky, our data show that Dayton's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Kentucky.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,018,000 0.2
$764,001 - $1,018,000 0.1
$509,001 - $764,000 0.3
$407,001 - $509,000 0.5
$306,001 - $407,000 1.2
$204,001 - $306,000 9.2
$102,001 - $204,000 21.2
$51,001 - $102,000 57.3
$0 - $51,000 10.0

Very Low for KY
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
93.7771006679948 81.203007518797

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Dayton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
11.96% 0.66% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$937 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.24
Renters 41.76
Vacant 17.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.6
1970 - 1999 19.8
1940 - 1969 16.9
1939 or Older 59.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.4
Townhomes 1.5
Small Apt. Buildings 12.3
Apt. Complexes 15.9
Mobile Homes 1.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.69
1 Bedroom 18.52
2 Bedrooms 33.70
3 Bedrooms 29.46
4 Bedrooms 13.08
5 or more bedrooms 3.55