Dayton, Tennessee Population 2022

7,039
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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 7,039, 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.

Dayton Demographics

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

  • White: 85.25%
  • Two or more races: 5.59%
  • Black or African American: 4.76%
  • Other race: 2.49%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dayton, Tennessee is 7,039 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,357.

Dayton, Tennessee Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Dayton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Dayton Population by Race

Dayton Population Pyramid 2022

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Dayton Median Age

31


Total

27.8


Male

31.8


Female

Dayton Adults

There are 5,448 adults, (1,050 of whom are seniors) in Dayton.

Dayton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Dayton Sex Ratio

Female

3,908

53.12%

Male

3,449

46.88%

Dayton Population by Age

Dayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dayton Household Types

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dayton Households and Families

3.36

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Dayton Households by Type

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Dayton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

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$26,719

Average Earnings

$37,717

Average Male

$17,459

Average Female

Dayton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dayton Language by Age

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Dayton Language

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.

Dayton Language

Dayton Poverty by Race

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26.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.36%

Male Poverty Rate

32.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dayton

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%.

Dayton Poverty

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Dayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Dayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dayton Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Dayton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

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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255

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Dayton Veterans by War

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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

23.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dayton Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

6%

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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67.85%

Born in Dayton

92.93%

Native Born

7.07%

Foreign Born

6.29%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Dayton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Dayton Population by Year