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Dayton is a city in Rhea County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Jonathan Dayton, congressman.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Tennessee named Dayton. For links to other places called Dayton, TN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dayton is 35.493N. The longitude is -85.012W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,371.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rhea County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37321 ZIP code.
15% of Dayton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dayton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dayton was $15,946, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Dayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Libraries in Dayton include Clyde W. Roddy Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dayton include Rhea County Herald-News
Rhea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dayton political report.
The average commute time for Dayton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Dayton include Best Western.
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