Dayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,575 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the 274th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dayton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.16% of the Dayton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (15.33%), sales jobs (11.28%), and management occupations (10.15%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dayton is worth considering.
Being a small city, Dayton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Dayton has a very low overall level of education: only 9.93% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $23,195, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,780 for a family of four. However, Dayton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Dayton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.