Dayton, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Dayton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 7,971 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 30.0367 and longitude -94.8986 in Liberty County. 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. Liberty County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2410300) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dayton is located within Liberty-Dayton Division of Liberty County.

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

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Dayton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,971
Population in Households 7,924
Population in Familes 6,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 378
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $52,709
Average Household Income $67,010
Per Capita Income $24,906


Total Housing Units 3,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,629 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,330 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $141,256
Average Home Value $173,895


Total Households 2,959
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,118
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.17% 0.68%
Households 1.29% 0.66%
Families 1.37% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Dayton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 301 83rd
Population Density # 1301 26th
Diversity Index # 479 72nd
Median Household Income # 642 63rd
Per Capita Income # 798 54th

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