Dayton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 140,599 people and 69 constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the sixth largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dayton who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (9.88%), and food service (8.93%).
Dayton is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Dayton has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Dayton enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Dayton.
Dayton has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Dayton has quite a high level of public transit users. Dayton’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The percentage of adults in Dayton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.25% of the adults in Dayton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $16,716, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,864 for a family of four. Dayton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.48% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Dayton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Dayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.