Dayton is a larger medium-sized city located in the
state of Ohio. With a population of 140,489 people and
69 constituent neighborhoods, Dayton is the sixth
largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities, Dayton isn’t mainly white- or
blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for
people in Dayton are a mix of both white- and
blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dayton is a city of service
providers, sales and office workers, and professionals.
There are especially a lot of people living in Dayton
who work in office and administrative support (14.12%),
sales jobs (9.13%), and food service (8.78%).
Also of interest is that Dayton has more people
living here who work in computers and math than 95% of
the places in the US.
Combining city textures and college town
sensibilities, Dayton really has a nice blend of
characteristics. While not a huge city, Dayton is big
enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion,
opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the
thousands of college students who descend on it every
fall. Its size and diversity makes Dayton more than just
a college town, but removing the students from the
equation would undeniably change Dayton’s character and
quality of life.
Many people in Dayton take advantage of public
transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of
the city, the number of people who use the bus to
commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need
among Dayton citizens for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, Dayton is nearly on
par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.64%
of adults 25 and older in Dayton have a bachelor's
degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dayton in 2010 was $17,461,
which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation.
This equates to an annual income of $69,844 for a family
of four. Dayton also has one of the higher rates of
people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.50% of
its population below the federal poverty line.
Dayton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The
people who call Dayton home describe themselves as
belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The
greatest number of Dayton residents report their race to
be White, followed by Black or African-American.
Important ancestries of people in Dayton include Irish,
English, Italian, and Turkish.
The most common language spoken in Dayton is English.
Other important languages spoken here include Spanish
and Other Asian languages.
Information by Department of Numbers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau and Locatoin Incorporated are deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
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. (Recessions shown as gray bars.)
- Current Population Survey, CES
- Current Employment Statistics.
The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted market rent against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using MLS sales statistics. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent to annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper, and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. (Note: taxes are not considered here.)
Information by Department of Numbers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau deemed reliable but not guaranteed.