Dayton, Washington Population 2024

2,582

Dayton is a city located in Columbia County Washington. Dayton has a 2024 population of 2,582. It is also the county seat of Columbia County. Dayton is currently growing at a rate of 1.37% annually and its population has increased by 5.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,442 in 2020.

The average household income in Dayton is $89,977 with a poverty rate of 10.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dayton is 50 years, 48.4 years for males, and 51.4 years for females.

Dayton Demographics

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

  • White: 78.25%
  • Two or more races: 15.49%
  • Other race: 5.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,790.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.73% (140)
The current population of Dayton, Washington is 2,582 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,442.

Dayton, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,16278.25%
Two or more races42815.49%
Other race1555.61%
Black or African American100.36%
Native American60.22%
Asian20.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dayton Population by Race

Dayton Population Pyramid 2024

Dayton Median Age

50

Total

48.4

Male

51.4

Female

Dayton Adults

There are 2,303 adults, (700 of whom are seniors) in Dayton.

Dayton Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dayton Sex Ratio

Female1,36949.55%
Male1,39450.45%

Dayton Population by Age

Dayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2692.1174.225.8
Married5322.5485.914.1
Non Family4571.1270.729.3
Male1442.8180.619.4
Female1363.0233.866.2

2.57

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dayton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2049.67%
Associates Degree31614.98%
Bachelors Degree28513.51%
Graduate Degree1738.2%
High School Graduate47622.57%
Less Than 9th Grade693.27%
Some College58627.79%

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
White1,6941,506349
2+ Races28327199
Hispanic1639310
Other Race1235310
Native American640
Asian220
Black100

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.98%.

Dayton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$95,691$97,434$59,261
Graduate Degree$73,906$70,114$86,058
High School Graduate$48,393$53,250$38,611
Less Than 9th Grade$33,080$0$33,007
Overall$53,125$56,936$43,688
Some College$49,435$53,988$45,417

$53,125

Average Earnings

$56,936

Average Male

$43,688

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

90.56% of Dayton residents speak only English, while 9.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.05% of the population.

Dayton Language

Dayton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,13523010.77%
Other1525838.16%
Hispanic2785820.86%
Black99100%
Multiple42410.24%

10.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.46%

Male Poverty Rate

10.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dayton is Multiple, with 0.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.65%.

Dayton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School23.58%
Less Than 9th Grade22.76%
Some College7.84%
Bachelors or Greater1.99%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.14%
Male Employed3.7%
Female Employed2.71%
Female Unemployed0%

Dayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dayton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$91,250$115,191
Households$68,671$89,977
Married Families$100,714$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,417$42,162

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dayton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

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 55-64.

Dayton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dayton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

295

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War107
Vietnam85
Second Gulf War42
Korea13
World War II0

Dayton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64101
35 to 5471
65 to 7462
75+50
18 to 3411

Dayton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White23513%
2+ Races4111.99%
Other Race1914.07%
Hispanic146.28%

Dayton Veterans by Race

Dayton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dayton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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

59.65%

Born in Dayton

94.82%

Native Born

5.18%

Foreign Born

3.62%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.82% of Dayton residents were born in the United States, with 59.65% having been born in Washington. 3.62% 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
20292,757351.29%
20282,722351.3%
20272,687351.32%
20262,652351.34%
20252,617351.36%
20242,582351.37%
20232,547351.39%
20222,512331.33%
20212,479371.52%
20202,442-22-0.89%
20192,464-23-0.92%
20182,487240.97%
20172,463140.57%
20162,44950.2%
20152,444-20-0.81%
20142,464-18-0.73%
20132,482120.49%
20122,470-18-0.72%
20112,488-56-2.2%
20102,544-111-4.18%
20002,655903.51%
19802,565-31-1.19%
19702,596-317-10.88%
19602,913-66-2.22%
19502,979-47-1.55%
19403,02649819.7%
19302,528-167-6.2%
19202,69500%
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Dayton Population by Year