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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dayton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dayton is a town 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 (18.58%), sales jobs (9.54%), and teaching (7.01%).

Because of many things, Dayton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dayton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dayton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dayton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Dayton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.04 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Dayton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.46% of adults in Dayton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $25,636, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,544 for a family of four. However, Dayton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dayton is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Dayton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.89% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dayton include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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