Dayton, Tennessee Population 2024

7,630

Dayton is a city located in Bledsoe County and Rhea County Tennessee. Dayton has a 2024 population of 7,630. It is also the county seat of Rhea County. Dayton is currently growing at a rate of 1.9% annually and its population has increased by 8.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,064 in 2020.

The average household income in Dayton is $65,328 with a poverty rate of 20.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dayton is 34.6 years, 31.5 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Dayton Demographics

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

  • White: 85.91%
  • Two or more races: 5.15%
  • Black or African American: 3.82%
  • Other race: 3.35%
  • Asian: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
897.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.01% (566)
The current population of Dayton, Tennessee is 7,630 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,064.

Dayton, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,13385.91%
Two or more races3685.15%
Black or African American2733.82%
Other race2393.35%
Asian1261.76%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dayton Population by Race

Dayton Population Pyramid 2024

Dayton Median Age

34.6

Total

31.5

Male

40.2

Female

Dayton Adults

There are 5,756 adults, (1,184 of whom are seniors) in Dayton.

Dayton Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dayton Sex Ratio

Female3,61350.61%
Male3,52649.39%

Dayton Population by Age

Dayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5942.5552.547.5
Married1,1812.8162.737.3
Female7263.1853.646.4
Non Family6251.3835.864.2
Male621.9714.585.5

2.83

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

52.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dayton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3477.67%
9th to 12th Grade54512.04%
High School Graduate1,93942.85%
Some College63013.92%
Associates Degree2816.21%
Bachelors Degree51311.34%
Graduate Degree2705.97%

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
White3,8553,154691
Hispanic30216328
Black23123138
Other Race1545941
2+ Races14710313
Asian75230

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 26.62%.

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,244$43,458$24,375
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$14,808
High School Graduate$29,004$29,010$28,984
Some College$31,232$66,250$23,328
Bachelors Degree$39,615$43,958$23,750
Graduate Degree$62,889$63,443$50,893

$32,244

Average Earnings

$43,458

Average Male

$24,375

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

91.24% of Dayton residents speak only English, while 8.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.39% of the population.

Dayton Language

Dayton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,50097217.67%
Multiple35120859.26%
Black26217968.32%

20.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.78%

Male Poverty Rate

23.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Black, with 68.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dayton is White, with 17.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.19%.

Dayton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.38%
Some College18.69%
High School11.86%
Bachelors or Greater7.43%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed55.17%
Female Unemployed35.86%
Male Employed8.2%
Female Employed6.59%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dayton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,511$65,328
Families$56,922$71,498
Married Families$66,927$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,915$37,745

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dayton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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

Dayton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dayton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

229

Number of Veterans

220

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War103
First Gulf War90
Vietnam69
Korea0
World War II0

Dayton Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54120
65 to 7442
18 to 3433
75+27
55 to 647

Dayton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2124.22%
Other Race177.76%
Hispanic173.79%

Dayton Veterans by Race

Dayton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dayton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

6%

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

67.52%

Born in Dayton

92.44%

Native Born

7.56%

Foreign Born

6.07%

Non Citizen

1.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.44% of Dayton residents were born in the United States, with 67.52% having been born in Tennessee. 6.07% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,3371411.72%
20288,1961421.76%
20278,0541411.78%
20267,9131421.83%
20257,7711411.85%
20247,6301421.9%
20237,4881411.92%
20227,3472243.14%
20217,123590.84%
20207,064-300-4.07%
20197,36420.03%
20187,362100.14%
20177,352-2-0.03%
20167,354480.66%
20157,306-140-1.88%
20147,446-26-0.35%
20137,472160.21%
20127,456791.07%
20117,3771001.37%
20107,2771,09717.75%
20006,1805098.98%
19905,671-242-4.09%
19805,9131,55235.59%
19704,36186124.6%
19603,5003099.68%
19503,19147217.36%
18902,71900%
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Dayton Population by Year