Dayton, VA
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Dayton is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,588 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the 230th largest community in Virginia.

Dayton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dayton is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dayton who work in office and administrative support (18.92%), sales jobs (10.99%), and management occupations (8.44%).

One of the benefits of Dayton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.15 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Dayton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.68% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $24,154, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,616 for a family of four. However, Dayton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 19.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Dayton's cultural character, accounting for 18.49% of the town’s population.

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

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