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Dayton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tippecanoe County at latitude 40.3758 and longitude -86.7746. Tippecanoe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Dayton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dayton, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dayton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Fairfield.

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Dayton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,468
Population in Households 1,468
Population in Familes 1,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,380
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 556
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 432 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $137,313
Average Home Value $157,558


Median Household Income $56,089
Average Household Income $70,590
Per Capita Income $25,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.79% 1.15%
Households 0.87% 1.19%
Families 1.22% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dayton, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 272 60th
Population Density1 # 326 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 175 74th
Median Household Income # 134 80th
Per Capita Income # 159 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.