Dayton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 8,948 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the 14th largest community in Nevada.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dayton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dayton is a town 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 (16.49%), sales jobs (13.65%), and management occupations (7.62%).
One downside of living in Dayton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.75 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Dayton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Dayton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.52% of adults 25 and older in Dayton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $23,207, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,828 for a family of four. However, Dayton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Dayton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Dayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.