Surrounding Communities

daytonDayton is an enterprising community located in the Southern part of Webster County.  It is believed that A. Peterson was the first person to settle in Dayton Township, in 1848.  Around the summers of 1851 and 1852 a number of Americans came to Dayton.  The Town of Dayton was laid out and named by Benjamin Allison in November of 1856.  Allison also built the first house in town and also started the first saw mill in 1856 that supplied the lumber for building. Some of the early settlers made their homes in caves in the hillsides and then later the log cabins were built.

Comtent courtesy of the City of Dayton.

Dayton

Population

Total Population

821

Population
Growth Rate

-0.21%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

5.700

Housing & Income

Households

324

Total Housing Units

379


Owner Occupied

226

Renter Occupied

97

Vacant

55

Median Home Value

$95,455


Average Home Value

$134,181

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.20%


Per Capita Income

3.35%

Income Projection

Median Household

$40,414 $46,905


Average Household

$53,664 $63,335


Per Capita

$21,163 $24,949

Workforce

Total Businesses

45

Total Employed

269

Workers 16+

294

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Construction

Businesses

3

Employed

7

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

2

Employed

8

Some
High School

32

Graduated
High School

185

Associates
Degree

96

Bachelor's
Degree

58

Graduate
Degree

23

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

220

Non-Resident Commuters

74

Drive Alone

239

Carpooled

14

Public

0

Work At Home

10


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