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Dayton, TX
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Living in Dayton



Dayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,375 people and five associated neighborhoods, Dayton is the 270th largest community in Texas. Dayton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Dayton, where the median household income is $59,848.00.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dayton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dayton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dayton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dayton may be for you.

In Dayton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Dayton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Dayton, just 11.21% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dayton in 2018 was $32,719, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,876 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 24.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include English, German, Irish, French, and European.

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


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