Dayton is a city located in Rhea County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Rhea County. With a 2020 population of 7,039, it is the 87th largest city in Tennessee and the 5324th largest city in the United States. Dayton is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -4.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,357 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Dayton has a population density of 903 people per square mile.
The average household income in Dayton is $51,928 with a poverty rate of 26.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dayton is 30.1 years, 27.4 years for males, and 31.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Daytonwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 other race people with a rate of 19.08%.
90.24% of Dayton residents speak only English, while 9.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.72% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Black, with 85.57% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.45%.
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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.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Dayton
92.93% of Dayton residents were born in the United States, with 67.85% having been born in Tennessee. 6.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.