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Dayton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Liberty County at latitude 30.0367 and longitude -94.8986. Liberty County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dayton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dayton, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dayton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Daystown, Dayton Station, West Liberty.

City of Dayton, TX Boundary Map

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Dayton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,418
Population in Households 7,372
Population in Familes 6,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,722
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,956
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,682 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,040 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 377 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $153,047
Average Home Value $199,167
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,457
Average Household Income $58,820
Per Capita Income $21,513
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.57% 0.66%
Households 0.52% 0.65%
Families 0.77% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Dayton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 297 83rd
Population Density1 # 1323 25th
Diversity Index2 # 496 72nd
Median Household Income # 616 65th
Per Capita Income # 866 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.