Dayton, TX Community Profile: Data

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Dayton: Basic Info

Dayton is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of Dayton is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Liberty County at latitude 30.0466 and longitude -94.8852. The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of Dayton has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries 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.

Liberty County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Dayton, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Dayton: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Dayton Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Dayton (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Dayton ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of Dayton with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of Liberty County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Dayton Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Dayton Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Dayton Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Dayton. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Dayton area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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


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


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


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


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


Dayton, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Dayton to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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

The Demographic Data and Peer Comparison Ranking Data for cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this Texas Gazetteer is updated annually. The most recent update was on July 1, 2014.

The USPS report on the number of business and residential addresses being served in each ZIP Code and the ZIP Code Maps are updated 4 times per year. The last update was on August 1, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. The last update was on January 6, 2014.

The information on the Texas Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. The last update was on August 2, 2014.