Dayton, Tennessee Population 2021

7,356
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Dayton is a city located in Rhea County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Rhea County. With a 2020 population of 7,356, it is the 76th largest city in Tennessee and the 3843rd largest city in the United States . Dayton is currently declining at a rate of -0.01% annually but its population has increased by 2.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,191 in 2010. Dayton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Dayton has a population density of 944 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dayton is $51,928 with a poverty rate of 28.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $678 per month, and the median house value is $99,000. The median age in Dayton is 30.1 years, 27.4 years for males, and 31.4 years for females.

Dayton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Daytonwas:

  • White: 84.03%
  • Two or more races: 6.54%
  • Black or African American: 5.69%
  • Other race: 1.97%
  • Asian: 1.77%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dayton, Tennessee is 7,356 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,358.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,191.

Dayton, Tennessee Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202133,6792560.76%
202033,4232560.77%
201933,1672560.77%
201832,9112400.73%
201732,6711970.60%
201632,4741010.31%
201532,373-250-0.77%
201432,623940.29%
201332,5291620.50%
201232,3672850.88%
201132,0822240.70%
201031,8580.00%

Dayton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,17184.03%
Two or More Races4806.54%
Black or African American4185.69%
Some Other Race1451.97%
Asian1301.77%
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Dayton Population by Race

Dayton Population Pyramid $2021

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Dayton Median Age

30.1


Total

27.4


Male

31.4


Female

Dayton Adults

There are 5,350 adults, (1,007 of whom are seniors) in Dayton.

Dayton Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dayton Sex Ratio

Female

3,835

52.22%

Male

3,509

47.78%

Dayton Population by Age

Dayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dayton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male25.4%74.6%
Female38.8%61.2%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
All51.4%48.6%
Married69.7%30.3%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dayton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3112.8751.4
Married8783.369.7
Non Family8011.443.3
Female5104.138.8
Male1224.2125.4

3.49

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Dayton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade51912.48%
9th to 12th Grade46411.15%
High School Graduate1,37633.08%
Some College83620.10%
Associates Degree2997.19%
Bachelors Degree3187.64%
Graduate Degree3488.37%
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Dayton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,5902,867652
Black22522014
Hispanic2188
2+ Races7878
Other Race548
Asian494

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.16%.

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,827$35,799$21,685
Less Than 9th Grade$15,398$23,500$10,424
High School Graduate$22,621$21,250$24,153
Some College$28,411$60,081$20,582
Bachelors Degree$34,457$36,573$23,024
Graduate Degree$47,151$55,786$44,750

$26,827

Average Earnings

$35,799

Average Male

$21,685

Average Female

Dayton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dayton Language by Age

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Dayton Language

91.34% of Dayton residents speak only English, while 8.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.47% of the population.

Dayton Language

Dayton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,3241,19722.48%
Multiple45942492.37%
Black34820659.20%
Hispanic43011025.58%
Other1373021.90%

28.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.88%

Male Poverty Rate

31.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Multiple, with 92.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Other, with 21.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.82%.

Dayton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.14%
Some College21.22%
High School17.37%
Bachelors or Greater2.15%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed85.71%
Female Unemployed38.33%
Female Employed15.84%
Male Employed11.21%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dayton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,393$51,928
Families$48,125$57,409
Married Families$62,407-
Non Families$24,015$36,657
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Income by Household Type

Dayton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dayton Married by Age and Sex

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Dayton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dayton Marital Status by Race

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Dayton Marital Status

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254

Number of Veterans

236

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam98
Second Gulf War91
First Gulf War84
Korea15
World War II7

Dayton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7492
35 to 5486
18 to 3433
55 to 6428
75+15

Dayton Veterans by Age

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Dayton Veterans by Race

Dayton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dayton Veterans by Education

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Dayton Employment by Age

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Dayton Employment by Race

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Dayton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.95%

Born in Dayton

94.47%

Native Born

5.53%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.47% of Dayton residents were born in the United States, with 67.95% having been born in Tennessee. 4.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dayton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,356-1-0.01%
20207,357-1-0.01%
20197,358-1-0.01%
20187,359130.18%
20177,34630.04%
20167,343410.56%
20157,302-141-1.89%
20147,443-26-0.35%
20137,469120.16%
20127,457811.10%
20117,376991.36%
20107,2771,0971.65%
20006,1805090.86%
19905,671-242-0.42%
19805,9131,5523.09%
19704,3618612.22%
19603,5003090.93%
19503,1914720.27%
18902,7190.00%

Dayton Population by Year