Dayton, TX
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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.

Unlike some cities, Dayton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dayton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dayton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dayton who work in office and administrative support (17.32%), sales jobs (10.93%), and teaching (9.40%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dayton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dayton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Dayton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.66 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 population of Dayton has a very low overall level of education: only 7.92% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $19,677, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,708 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 18.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.

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

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