Dayton, New Jersey Population 2024

8,564

Dayton is a city located in Middlesex County New Jersey. Dayton has a 2024 population of 8,564. Dayton is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually and its population has increased by 4.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,158 in 2020.

The average household income in Dayton is $165,632 with a poverty rate of 1.83%. The median age in Dayton is 41.2 years: 39.7 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Dayton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dayton was:

  • Asian: 56.01%
  • White: 30.14%
  • Black or African American: 7.57%
  • Two or more races: 4.64%
  • Other race: 1.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,557.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.98% (406)
The current population of Dayton, New Jersey is 8,564 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,158.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian4,68356.01%
White2,52030.14%
Black or African American6337.57%
Two or more races3884.64%
Other race1161.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.25%
Native American00%

Asian

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Dayton Population by Race

Dayton Population Pyramid 2024

Dayton Median Age

41.2

Total

39.7

Male

42

Female

Dayton Adults

There are 6,381 adults, (929 of whom are seniors) in Dayton.

Dayton Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Dayton Sex Ratio

Female4,10749.12%
Male4,25450.88%

Dayton Population by Age

Dayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8042.9887.812.2
Married2,2073.2587.212.8
Non Family2981.2691.38.7
Female2582.5787.212.8
Male413.91000

3.18

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

87.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dayton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade801.41%
Associates Degree3506.16%
Bachelors Degree2,48143.63%
Graduate Degree1,55627.37%
High School Graduate65911.59%
Less Than 9th Grade851.49%
Some College4758.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dayton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian3,0462,9232,568
White1,9101,9101,009
Black416416277
Hispanic240198109
2+ Races131131131
Other Race80380
Islander212121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$85,455$127,803$59,133
Graduate Degree$115,915$147,887$68,229
High School Graduate$35,694$46,687$33,699
Less Than 9th Grade$0$13,906$0
Overall$70,906$108,241$51,563
Some College$40,265$41,796$30,464

$70,906

Average Earnings

$108,241

Average Male

$51,563

Average Female

Dayton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dayton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dayton Language

44.86% of Dayton residents speak only English, while 55.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 22.9% of the population.

Dayton Language

Dayton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian4,6831132.41%
White2,381401.68%

1.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.72%

Male Poverty Rate

1.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Asian, with 2.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dayton is White, with 1.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.42%.

Dayton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.27%
Some College5.7%
High School1.97%
Bachelors or Greater1.46%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed5.1%
Male Employed0.54%
Female Employed0.54%
Female Unemployed0%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dayton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$139,889$172,588
Households$136,130$165,632
Married Families$149,247$-999,999,999
Non Families$98,409$100,276

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dayton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.6%

Male Marriage Rate

64.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dayton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dayton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dayton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dayton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

71

Number of Veterans

68

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam47
First Gulf War21
Second Gulf War3
Korea0
World War II0

Dayton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7430
35 to 5424
75+17
18 to 340
55 to 640

Dayton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White472.16%
Islander21100%
Asian30.09%

Dayton Veterans by Race

Dayton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dayton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dayton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dayton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dayton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

35.95%

Born in Dayton

52.57%

Native Born

47.43%

Foreign Born

18.69%

Non Citizen

28.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

52.57% of Dayton residents were born in the United States, with 35.95% having been born in New Jersey. 18.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dayton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,5641021.21%
20238,4621011.21%
20228,3611762.15%
20218,185270.33%
20208,1585827.68%
20197,5762363.22%
20187,340-209-2.77%
20177,5492413.3%
20167,308-80-1.08%
20157,388-302-3.93%
20147,690-208-2.63%
20137,898-42-0.53%
20127,9403374.43%
20117,6035407.65%
20107,06300%

Dayton Population by Year