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Dayton is a city in Montgomery County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Jonathan Dayton, a founder.

The latitude of Dayton is 39.758N. The longitude is -84.191W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 161,696.


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Median household income
Local
$27,423
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dayton demographic reports
Dayton is on the Great Miami River.
Battered by floods until dams were built in the early 20th century. National Cash Register Company was founded here
Public transportation: Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,654. The number of murders and homicides was 28. The violent crime rate was 10.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Orville and Wilbur Wright, aviation pioneers
· Paul Laurence Dunbar, writer
· Martin Sheen, actor
Local bands (past and present) have included Ohio Players, Guided by Voices
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Montgomery County Fair - Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Butterfly Festival - July 21-22, 2007
  • Garlic Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Celtic Festival - July 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dayton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Dayton Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Opera, Human Race Theatre Company
Nearby parks & recreation: RiverScape, Eastwood MetroPark, Island MetroPark, Possum Creek MetroPark
Dayton attractions: Wegerzyn Gardens, Cox Arboretum & Garden Metropark
Sports teams: Dragons (minor league baseball), Bombers (East Coast Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Carriage Hill Reserve, SunWatch Indian Village, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Carillon Historical Park
Colleges and universities: University of Dayton, Wright State University, Sinclair Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 114

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Dayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dayton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45417 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Dayton residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $15,547, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Dayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Dayton include Dayton View Historic District, Huffman Historic District, McPherson Town Historic District, Oregon Historic District, Saint Anne's Hill Historic District, South Park Historic District, Steele's Hill - Grafton Hill Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $771.


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Libraries in Dayton include Belmont Branch Library, Burkhardt Avenue Branch Library, Dayton & Montgomery County Public Library, Dayton View Branch Library, East Branch Library, Electra C. Doren Branch Library, Fort McKinley Branch Library, Huber Heights Branch Library, Madden Hills Branch Library, Miami Township Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Dayton include Dayton Daily News

TV stations in Dayton include WDTN, WHIO, WKEF, WPTD, WRGT.

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Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dayton political report.

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The average commute time for Dayton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 44 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dayton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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