Dayton, Virginia Population 2024

1,745

Dayton is a city located in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg city Virginia. Dayton has a 2024 population of 1,745. Dayton is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 3.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,689 in 2020.

The average household income in Dayton is $97,327 with a poverty rate of 5.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dayton is 33.7 years, 32 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Dayton Demographics

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

  • White: 82.25%
  • Two or more races: 9.71%
  • Black or African American: 4.75%
  • Other race: 2.61%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,694.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.32% (56)
The current population of Dayton, Virginia is 1,745 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,689.

Dayton, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,57582.25%
Two or more races1869.71%
Black or African American914.75%
Other race502.61%
Asian130.68%
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

33.7

Total

32

Male

35.6

Female

Dayton Adults

There are 1,502 adults, (245 of whom are seniors) in Dayton.

Dayton Age Dependency

52.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dayton Sex Ratio

Female97550.91%
Male94049.09%

Dayton Population by Age

Dayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7502.5569.130.9
Married4173.0289.210.8
Non Family1861.1139.260.8
Female1072.9640.259.8
Male403.357525

2.9

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

69.1%

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 Grade402.97%
9th to 12th Grade584.3%
High School Graduate31723.52%
Some College24017.8%
Associates Degree1118.23%
Bachelors Degree30422.55%
Graduate Degree27820.62%

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
White1,1411,071516
Hispanic11411129
2+ Races767025
Black583919
Other Race23200
Asian777

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

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

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,565$63,256$46,192
Less Than 9th Grade$34,821$34,286$0
High School Graduate$40,500$54,167$31,250
Some College$45,556$63,819$35,625
Bachelors Degree$67,778$83,274$49,205
Graduate Degree$62,950$63,750$59,659

$49,565

Average Earnings

$63,256

Average Male

$46,192

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

88.32% of Dayton residents speak only English, while 11.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.01% of the population.

Dayton Language

Dayton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,503724.79%
Black912021.98%
Multiple18663.23%
Hispanic24062.5%

5.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.02%

Male Poverty Rate

8.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Black, with 21.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Hispanic, with 2.5% 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 3.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.54%.

Dayton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%
High School3.79%
Some College3.13%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed84%
Male Unemployed15%
Female Employed2.76%
Male Employed0%

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$81,346$97,327
Families$96,964$108,913
Married Families$122,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,009$48,159

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dayton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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

60

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War23
Vietnam21
Second Gulf War11
Korea5
World War II0

Dayton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5418
55 to 6416
75+16
65 to 7410
18 to 340

Dayton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White594.55%
2+ Races11.32%
Hispanic10.68%

Dayton Veterans by Race

Dayton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dayton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.3%

Labor Force Participation

71.4%

Employment Rate

4%

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

59.95%

Born in Dayton

91.75%

Native Born

8.25%

Foreign Born

4.33%

Non Citizen

3.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.75% of Dayton residents were born in the United States, with 59.95% having been born in Virginia. 4.33% 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
20291,815140.78%
20281,801140.78%
20271,787140.79%
20261,773140.8%
20251,759140.8%
20241,745140.81%
20231,731140.82%
20221,717160.94%
20211,701120.71%
20201,689482.93%
20191,641150.92%
20181,626171.06%
20171,609181.13%
20161,591171.08%
20151,574120.77%
20141,56260.39%
20131,55620.13%
20121,55460.39%
20111,54850.32%
20101,54300%

Dayton Population by Year