Dayton, TN
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Dayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 7,384 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the 86th largest community in Tennessee.

When you are in Dayton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.55% of Dayton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Dayton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dayton who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (9.29%), and management occupations (7.56%).

Dayton is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dayton enrolled in college, Dayton has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.93 minutes getting to work every day.

Dayton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The rate of college-level education in Dayton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.35% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $15,817, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,268 for a family of four. Dayton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.87% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 English, German, Scottish, and Dutch.

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

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